Chen Guanming, 57, a farmer from China, declared he has cycled on a rickshaw all the way from his country to the UK for the Games. The journey took him two years he says.
He said that his extraordinary journey began in April 2010 in his village in eastern China's Jiangsu province.He said he covered 16 countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, Turkey and Italy. He arrived in Britain by a ferry from France on 6 July, he said.He was denied a visa to Burma so cycled through the mountains of Tibet instead, he said.
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Our contributor writes:
In the heart of London's Chinatown, Chen Guanming 57 years old from Beijing to London From 2001 to support Olympics spirit. I hope every athlete perform excellent and can bring to their own country. I hope my story can contribute to world peace and Environment protections.
He has been astounding passers-by with the story of how he travelled 87,000 miles on a rickshaw, passing through 16 different countries, overcoming floods, war zones, mountain passes and temperatures of -30C. in order to make it to London in time for the Olympic Games.
He say he will stay in London Chinatown for two more months til Olympics end. and he wait to has his name on the Guinness world of record. When this done he will be heading to Canada and USA then back home has hometown China.
I ask him how you fund the monies, He say, he find work from city to city, help mend bike for the local and take the local for a bike in the rickshaw. and kind donation from people's. You will be surprise. How healthy he it. Regading he cycles 11 years, 87,000 miles on a rickshaw
Do drop by to meet Chen Guanming and he will be in London Chinatown till the end of OLympics'.
Pictures taken on August 15, 2012.