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Mayor Cycles from Taipei to Yunlin, Promotes Velo-city Global 2016

Mayor Ko Wen-je embarked on a long-distance bike ride from Taipei to Yunlin in the morning of December 13. The trip aimed to promote Velo-city Global 2016, the event to be hosted by Taipei next year.
The mayor visited Guandu Temple in Beitou before setting off to pray for a smooth ride along the journey. He remarked that the distance is not intimidating but to complete the trip in a day poses quite a challenge.
Answering media questions about the reason to wear a pair of new shoes for the longest-ever cycling event he has ever participated to market Velo-city Global 2016, Ko noted that the decision was made based on professional advice to select hard sole shoes.
As to whether the plan to meet eight legislative candidates during the journey was a way of showing support, Ko emphasized that the event did not involve political purposes but he welcomed anyone interested to join the ride.