2wheels, the return: Edward Genochio's bike expedition across Asia to England

2wheels: The Return

Edward Genochio's bicycle expedition from China to England

September 2005 - November 2006

Sponsored by Decathlon China

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The 2wheels expedition book:

- 'But Isn't There a Bus?' - details here.

2wheels is sponsored by:

- Decathlon China
- Drennan Co Shanghai
- Eclipse Internet
- P&O Ferries

2wheels supports:

- CereCare Centre
- Sustrans
- Force Cancer Care
- The Lotus Project
- The Wheelchair Foundation

Other writing by Edward Genochio:

- Some snippets
- In Voyage Magazine
- In The Adventure Cycling Handbook

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- The 2wheels expedition blog

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- Email me here here

Beyond 2wheels:

- Some links to other websites

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2wheels in the future:

- Some map-gazing ideas

Pretty pictures:

- The original 2wheels photo archive

The original 2wheels expedition site:

- 2004-5 from England to China

As seen / heard in:

- 2wheels media credits

2wheels websiteography:

- 2wheels sitemap
- Historical and technical notes on the 2wheels website

Krasnoyarskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia


Tuva, Siberia, Russia

Horses, Mongolia

Baikal, Siberia, Russia

Hop off

Priyanik, half-eaten (by me), Kyakhta, Russian-Mongolian border. Shortly after this photograph was taken, the other half was eaten. Also by me.

Buryatia, Russia

Roadsign in Tuva, Russia

Tuva, Russia

The sky, I think


The CereCare Centre, Shanghai

Helping children with cerebral palsy in China get into mainstream education and lead independent lives

Why I support CereCare
Official CereCare information
CereCare website in Chinese
Make a donation

Cerebral palsy is a disease caused by damage to the brain, which can result in difficulty controlling the muscles.

The first time I visited the CereCare Centre, some parents were visiting their little boy. He was maybe 5 or 6 years old.

When he had come to the Centre several months earlier, he was not able to walk unaided, owing to the difficulties caused by his cerebral palsy.

Now, his parents had come to visit and see how he was progressing. I watched as he took a few steps, all on his own, across the room towards his parents. I think it was the first time his parents had seen him walk. The pride and joy beamed on the little boy's face, and pride and joy beamed from his parents' faces too. It was something I will never forget.

A year before, his parents had probably wondered whether their little son would ever be able to walk.

Now he is learning to lead an independent life.


The CereCare Centre was set up by Shun Ling, who herself suffers from cerebral palsy, and her sister Iris, to provide therapy for children in China who have the disease. Although the disease is not curable, Shun Ling has developed a therapy that controls the symptoms and helps children control their muscles and bodies so that tthey can get around and look after themselves independently.

Children with cerebral palsy are often excluded from mainstream education in China (and probably elsewhere in the world) because of the perception that their handicaps would create difficulties for the child and for the school.

Children in an English lesson at CereCareThe CereCare Centre gives children treatment and education at its residential therapy centre in Shanghai, with the aim of making them well enough to enter mainstream schools.

The Centre charges fees to cover costs to those who can afford them, but of course cerebral palsy can affect rich and poor alike, so the Centre admits as many children as it can free, or at reduced cost. For this, it needs donations.

CereCare also needs part-time volunteer English teachers for its Centre in Shanghai, and donations of equipment to allow it expand and help more children with cerebral palsy.

The CereCare website is at www.zhikang.net - for now, it is mostly in Chinese.

Please Iris Lieu directly if you would like to make a donation or help in any other way.

Official information about CereCare in English is here.



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