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By Tom Bruce

Around the international bike owner, Tom Bruce, travelled to China with paintings yet evidently couldn't stay for a month with out a motorcycle. He bought Valentino, an old rusty folding motorbike, for a cost of £15 from Ebay. After a short makeover, Valentino was once able to visit China so used to be crammed right into a suitcase and let out at the urban of Wuhan and the 3 Gorges of the Yangtze River.

This brief ebook includes elements. the 1st half comprises the tale of a cycle journey alongside the Yangtze River, the place Tom cycled one hundred sixty miles at the historic motorbike, climbed excessive mountain passes, ate with locals and travelled through motorcycle, educate and boat. the second one contains 5 biking microadventures, exploring the parks, lakes and the town middle of the large urban of Wuhan, that Tom had by no means heard of ahead of vacationing there.

This publication presents an exceptional perception into chinese language existence in either rural and concrete parts and comprises over 50 pictures of the trips.

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