Mongolian horseman steals bicycle

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ULAN BATOR, Mongolia, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A British cyclist lost his wheels in what's likely the first theft of its kind -- a Mongolian horseman galloped away with the bike and half a tent.

Edward Genochio, 27, was attempting to fulfill his dream of cycling from England to China while also raising money for the poor in southeast China.


Genochio was sleeping in his tent in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator with his custom-built bicycle chained to his tent poles.

He told The Sun he had a "rude awakening."

"I was woken up by the sounds of galloping hooves and ripping canvas," he said.

The thief had attached a rope from the horse to the bike, and sprinted away, with half the tent flapping behind him.

Genochio, who has cycled 10,000 miles in five months, said he hopes a bicycle manufacturer will take pity on him and ship him a replacement so he can complete the final 2,000 miles.

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