Cavotec sales engineer cycles from Shanghai to Tibet

In an fantastic feat of endurance, one of our sales engineers, Kalchow Zhang, recently cycled 4,662km from Shanghai to Tibet with a group of friends.

Top of the world: arrival in Tibet after 4,662km

“Although the scenery was spectacular, and conditions were at times extremely hot, we just kept going!” says Kalchow.

The group took 21 days to wend their way from Shanghai to Chengdu, and a further 22 days from Chengdu to the Tibetan capital Lhasa.

Kalchow and his friends were taking part in a race that involved up to 100 riders starting from different locations every day throughout the summer.

During the event, teams scaled 14 mountains of more than 5,000 metres above sea level.

“Competition was fierce: everyone wanted to be the first to reach the peaks, but I often managed to be the fastest!” says Kalchow.

What really struck him though was how hospitable people were throughout the length of the course.

“One time, a motorist even stopped his car to give me a couple of eggs,” he says.