Hangzhou: Rapha Worldwide Challenge Day 4

The gap between the rich and poor is evident in this photo...

The good weather continues here in Hangzhou (7 degrees) and I clocked up 115kms towards the Rapha Festive 500 Challenge. Total distance is now 373/500 and have 127kms remaining.  I did not take as many photos today as I was more focused on getting in some quality miles.  However, the scenery today was not as good as previous days so not much was missed.  Nonetheless, what I did stop and shoot actually turned out to be worth sharing…

I spent the best part of an hour riding in crazy traffic; constant stream of buses, trucks, cars, bicycles and those infuriating electric scooters were all in my way.  Pedestrians are also quite dangerous with their illogical crossing road habits.  Once I got out of Hangzhou-Yuhang and into the country, the roads were much better to ride on.

Note: All the photographs are click-able for larger sizes for your enjoyment

My Chinese late lunch - rice and shredded pork (yuxiang rousi), enough energy to get me home!

The butcher at work...

Street market area enroute...

Grandfather with his grandson...

More of the old that is becoming harder to find in moderning China

Riding into the sunset...

If you would like to find out more information about the Rapha Festive 500 Challenge, you can visit their website at www.rapha.cc. Its not too late to have a go at the challenge as it ends on the 30th, the only catch is that you will have to do a minimum of 125kms each day to reach the 500km target.  Make sure that you are having fun while you are at it and share some of your photos or links for us to check out.

  • cool! will ask you some things later 😉 best Stefan