MAKKAH: Riding his bicycle for 8,150km, crossing several countries, a Chinese Haji has reached Makkah.

According to Arab News, Mohammed Bama Chun from Xinjiang took four months to reach Makkah despite extreme difficulties and hilly terrains.

In Taif, he was accorded a warm welcome by the local cycling club. Following a brief stay in Taif, Mohammed was accompanied by members of the Taif cycling club to the holy city.