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LAOJUN MOUNTAIN, CHINA
This picture shows some of the 50 brave souls who, on 3 April, took part in a mass ride along China’s most hair-raising cycle path.
The Laojun Mountain path is a 1.83m-wide glass walkway that sticks straight out from the mountain’s vertical granite cliff face, at a height of 1,006m, or a little under halfway up the 2,216m-tall mountain. Each of the riders pictured is on the same type of threewheeled electric motorcycle, namely the iTango from Chinese EV manufacturer Doohan, who sponsored the daredevil escapade with a view to raising awareness of the damage done by carbon emissions, and of the low-emission alternatives that are available.
The two-kilometre ride would at least have been over fairly quickly: in 2016 around 100 even braver souls camped overnight on the walkway, in order to watch the sunrise from a mountain that is regarded as a sacred site by followers of the Tao religion.