Taiwan teens begin 100km cycling tour

Zhang Yichi
The tour is the final part of the 6th Bike Angel Charity Tour for Cross-Straits Cycling Dream, in which they have to travel 1,000 kilometers in 21 days.
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Students embark on a bike tour in Shanghai on July 31, 2018.

Thirty five teenagers from Taiwan kicked off their 100-kilometer cycling tour of Shanghai on Tuesday, along with 30 volunteers.

The tour is the final part of the 6th Bike Angel Charity Tour for Cross-Straits Cycling Dream, in which they have to travel 1,000 kilometers in 21 days.

They set off from Nantou County in Taiwan on July 15 and have traveled through Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces despite a typhoon, storms and scorching weather.

In Shanghai, they started in Jinshan District and will ride to Pudong and Boshan districts, ending the tour at Shanghai Film Museum in Xuhui District in the following days.

The Bike Angel Charity Tour, initiated in 2012, aims to help vulnerable teenagers in Taiwan who are in orphanages, suffer from poverty, or are from minority ethnic groups to realize their dreams of travelling across the country.

Five tours have been organized between 2012 and 2017, assisting 180 teenagers to ride through 50 cities with a total distance of about 7,800 kilometers.

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Students cycle during their 100-kilometer cycling tour in Shanghai on July 31, 2018.

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Students pose for a photo before kicking off their 100-kilometer cycling tour in Shanghai on July 31, 2018.

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