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Pandemic fuels sports biking boom in cycling nation China

Bicycles have long been a means of transport in China and once outnumbered cars on city streets. Now cycling is increasingly also seen as a sport by an urban middle class that has benefited from China's growth into the world's second largest economy.

Yang Lan, second from left, and other members of the Qiyi bicycle club ride along a rural road during a group ride through the Baihe River Canyon in the northern outskirts of Beijing, Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)