6,500km across the Silk Road on an e-bike

From June to August this year, Singaporean businessman Ching Wai Won travelled nearly 6,500km across 12 countries, from Europe to China, on an electric bike.
Mr Ching Wai Won's 6,500km journey across 12 countries from Europe to China on the ancient Silk Road was mainly made on an e-bike with solar-charging panels developed by his factory in Shanghai.
Mr Ching Wai Won's 6,500km journey across 12 countries from Europe to China on the ancient Silk Road was mainly made on an e-bike with solar-charging panels developed by his factory in Shanghai.PHOTO CHING WAI WON

From June to August, Singaporean businessman Ching Wai Won embarked on an epic road trip, cycling nearly 6,500km across 12 countries from Europe to China on the ancient Silk Road. He completed the 60-day trip on an electric bike with solar-charging panels developed by his factory in Shanghai.

Mr Ching, 68, started from the mountainous Chamonix in France and ended in Kashgar, a key oasis town along the ancient trading route in Xinjiang, China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 15, 2018, with the headline '6,500km across the Silk Road on an e-bike'. Print Edition | Subscribe