In 2013 while working at a factory, Liu Ronghua heard the song ‘My Bike Takes me to Tibet’ on the radio. A curious person by nature, he was looking for a new direction in life and hearing that song gave cycling a new meaning for him. He was lucky to meet a group of new friends who took him on his first ride to Tibet. Later that year, he rode solo from Dongguan to his hometown in Jiangsu Province, a distance of 480km. Between 2014 and 2017, he cycled locally in cities near his adopted city of Dongguan, going no farther than 80km. In recent years, responsibilities because of family and work have kept him from getting outdoors – mainly doing morning runs, hiking on the weekends, walking his dog and fishing.