Kazakh Pensioner Takes A Trip To Paris — On His Bicycle

Sixty-four year-old Rabbim Borashev, from the town of Beineu in western Kazakhstan’s Mangystau region, has set out to cycle to the Olympic Games in Paris, which begin at the end of July. He plans to cover 5,000 kilometers on his bike, reports Lada.kz.

“You could say that traveling to the Olympics is my dream. When I was young there was no chance, but now the time has come. First I will go from Aktau to Baku. Representatives of [Kazakhstan’s] Consulate General will be waiting there, and will escort me to the border with Georgia. This is great support for me. Then I will go to Batumi and participate in the Great Steppe Hike project. In June, I will leave for Turkey. I have plans to pass through Hungary, Austria, Germany and reach France,” said Borashev.

Before retiring, Borashev worked in the construction industry. In recent years he has become interested in cycling, and has taken part in several races.


Times of Central Asia