A Chinese cyclist found himself in a tight spot on Sunday after starting his round-the-island cycling trip the wrong way
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese cyclist who found himself in a tight spot on Sunday (Feb. 10) after starting his round-the-island cycling trip the wrong way by getting on National Highway 1 was driven to safety by Taiwanese police, according to a Central News Agency report.
The report cited police as saying that the Chinese cyclist surnamed Chen, 31, boarded a passenger ship from China’s Fujian Province and arrived at Keelung port on Sunday morning. Chen started his cycling trip soon after he disembarked at the port.
However, as he was not familiar with Taiwan’s highway system, he rode his bike onto National Highway 1, on which bicycles and motorcycles are prohibited, and after going about 2.4 kilometers, he realized that he was on a wrong highway where cars whizzed past him and no bicycles and motorcycles were in sight, according to the report. While he was wondering what he should do, a sedan driver guided him to a passing bay where he parked his bicycle, police said.
The national highway police received a report about the cyclist around nine in the morning, and then dispatched a patrol car to the scene and found Chen and his bicycle on the southbound lane near Badu, CNA reported. [FULL STORY]