South Korean para-cyclists complete international bicycle tour

Six South Korean para-cyclists took part in the final stretch of the tour, which covered 15,000km in a bid to promote Korean reunification. 26 Nov 2014
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South Korean para-cyclists participated in the final phase of the international bicycle tour, named ‘One Korea New-Eurasia’, on 16 November to promote Korean reunification.

The trans-national bicycle tour began on 13 August in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, and continued for 100 days, covering 15,000km as it travelled through Poland, three Baltic States, Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia, before ending in Seoul, South Korea.

Kim Jong-Kyu, who won the first gold medal for South Korea on home soil at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games, and Lee Do-yeon, who won two golds in Incheon, were amongst the group riding the final stretch.

Other para-cyclists included Kim Yong-ki, Jung Su-hwan, Lee Seung-mi and Lee In-je.

The final stretch of the journey began at Seoul’s Nanji Park and finished at the National Assembly, with the cyclists greeted by hordes of spectators.

For more information, visit the Korean Paralympic Committee website.