I’m excited to see how he does, as I attempted the same feat in Shanghai in 2009.
So why’s he doing it?
“I’m hoping that in taking up and hopefully beating the challenge, I’ll bring attention to the fact that for less than the price of a jianbing, it’s possible to navigate the whole of Beijing and beyond (336km of track) in a day, with a good few hours to spare if my calculations are correct. In a taxi, the same journey would be super-slow, cost at least 1042 kuai (or 297.7 jianbings), and leave Beijing covered in nasty pollution.
You can follow Alex on Twitter to see how well he does. Good luck!