Intrepid Granny

Picture of Xie Houguo and bicycle in City Square, Leeds.

Walking across City Square when I noticed some young Chinese, possibly students photographing an older lady with a bike. I asked one of them what it was about and he said that this little granny had ridden her bike from China to England for the Olympics.

I thought wow, thats some trek for anyone but on further questions she had flown to Hungary and ridden the little folding bicycle from there apart from the ferry from France to Dover. No wonder these young people wanted to get a photo of this lady and her bike.

Xie Houguo aged 63, is a retired worker from the Chongqing Tap Water Company in China. Xie completed in 2007 a tour of China’s 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions after being seriously injured in a road accident. In 2008 Xie was a torchbearer at the Beijing Olympics.

In the background are from left the newly restored Majestic Cinema building, the former General Post Office building, Bond Court and lastly the much newer 1 City Square.

By 1ajasper1gf1h

How I got Here...
I was walking down to make a coffee in Saltaire at Massarella's Art Gallery where my friend at a shop. I was mooching about there... My good friend Ellen used to a medical rep. She then said i dont want to worry you but I have called 999 for a ambulance... She then said look at the mirror in bathroom.... then.. I woke in hospital...
Then 5 months later... I have become Disabled.. Stroke, I lost ... job, flat, not mention my car... now at last I look much better...
So much for dreams... I ran with that for about 5 years, every day taking a photograph to put on site.

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