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By Tom Bruce

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

This brief ebook comprises 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 historical motorcycle, climbed excessive mountain passes, ate with locals and travelled by way of motorcycle, teach and boat. the second one comprises 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 sooner than vacationing there.

This booklet presents an excellent perception into chinese language lifestyles in either rural and concrete components and comprises over 50 pictures of the trips.

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