Members of the Qiyi bicycle club ride past the Miyun Reservoir during a group ride through the Baihe River Canyon in the northern outskirts of Beijing. Photos: AP
Members of the Qiyi bicycle club ride past the Miyun Reservoir during a group ride through the Baihe River Canyon in the northern outskirts of Beijing. Photos: AP

Coronavirus pandemic fuels sports cycling boom in China, providing an escape from the hassles of zero-Covid era

  • Unlike indoor sports which have seen their facilities close, cycling has largely been free from China’s strict Covid-19 restrictions
  • Urban middle class has embraced the sport with at least 20 million people taking part nationwide, according to Chinese Cycling Association

Members of the Qiyi bicycle club ride past the Miyun Reservoir during a group ride through the Baihe River Canyon in the northern outskirts of Beijing. Photos: AP
Members of the Qiyi bicycle club ride past the Miyun Reservoir during a group ride through the Baihe River Canyon in the northern outskirts of Beijing. Photos: AP
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