Photo of the Day: Elderly bikers complete road trip around Taiwan

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen meets group of elderly bikers and gives them a thumbs-up


(By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A group of 26 Taiwanese elderly motorcyclists, aged between 75 and 87, successfully completed a tour around the island country riding quad bikes on Saturday (Nov. 11).

Each rider was awarded with a medal upon arrival by deputy Taichung City Mayor for his or her audacity to dream big and to take the challenge.   

With a combined age of 2,081, the group started their riding tour at Taichung City Hall on November 1 and returned 10 days later on Saturday after a ride of 1,250 kilometers. Upon their arrival, the elderly riders were emotionally moved and burst into tears of joy.  

During their riding tour, the group also visited groups of disadvantaged elderly and shared hand-made cakes with them. 

This is the eighth year the Hondao Senior Citizen's Welfare Foundation organized the tour aimed to advocate elderly health and raise awareness of elderly loneliness and social isolation, encouraging seniors to live a happy active life. 

Grand riders
President Tsai Ing-wen (front, third from left) and elderly motorcycle riders gave thumbs-up in front of the Office of the President in Taipei on November 9. (Image courtesy of Office of the President)