Halfway Round the World
Ziggy King and Joel Liddicoat (below) love Chengdu’s warm weather: The pair have hit the summer stretch of their 25,000 kilometre bicycle trip from Germany to Australia. The Adelaide natives found themselves in Chengdu having followed the ancient Silk Road into China from frozen Central Asia. With 15,000kms of cycling behind him, Joel is awestruck by China. “The roads are so good!” he said, “Chinese people are always interested in what we are doing and where we are going”.
The pair enjoyed several days in Chengdu living with a local bike shop owner and relaxing with a long cycling tour of Chengdu’s Longquan Lake. They aim to reach Australia by the end of the year. In the meantime, Ziggy said he had some more immediate plans. “We want to celebrate Australia Day in Kunming” he said, “Australia is home after all!”. Follow their adventures here