23 July 2014, Wednesday, 10:15

Cycle tourist from Sterlitamak got to St. Petersburg for 23 days

author: Gulfiya Akulova

Ildar Saifutdinov, who went on a cycle trip  from his hometown Sterlitamak to St. Petersburg, reached the northern capital ahead of schedule.

The cyclist departed from the starting point on June 30 at 5 am. He hoped to overcome 2200 km of way for a month. Today, on July 22, on his birthday, Ildar arrived in St. Petersburg. Thus, the term of the trip reduced to 23 days. The route passed through Tchistopol, Kazan, Cheboksary, Novgorod, Vladimir, Moscow, Tver.

Everywhere the cyclist was met by locals who offered help and overnight stop. According to him, he decided to make this trip because he wanted something unusual and adventurous. "After St. Petersburg I am planning to go hitchhiking to Thailand", the tourist shared his future plans.