As we celebrate Chinese New Year here at Sargent & Co let’s not forget that China is one of the greatest cycling nations in the world. Over 500 million bikes and counting.
Cycling was the leisure pursuit for modern Shanghai-ers wanting to see and be seen about town in the 1930s…
…and today vintage bikes are back and popular as ever in fashionable Shanghai, where over 60% of people commute to work. That’s 6.5 million registered cyclists.
To find out more about China’s cycling history check out this short chronology extracted from the research of Amir Moghaddass Esfehani: http://imperialtours.net/blog/bicycle