Man cycling home for Chinese New Year travels 1,300 miles in wrong direction

He realised he was going the wrong way after one month of cycling

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A cyclist in China spent one month cycling home to spend Chinese New Year with his loved ones, only to discover he had been travelling the wrong way.

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According to reports, the cyclist in this video was riding home to celebrate with his family when he was stopped by police in Wuhu, Anhui province, and told he was travelling in the wrong direction.

The man, who is a migrant worker in Rizhao, Shandong province, opted to cycle home as he spent most of his wages in internet cafes.

Shanghaiist reports that he received the wrong directions to his home in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang province at the start of his journey but didn't question the route.

He cycled a whopping 530 kilometres in the wrong direction, 2,100 kilometres (1,200 miles) from his intended destination.

Instead of pointing him in the right direction to cycle back to where he started, the traffic police took pity on the cyclist and bought him a ticket back home.

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