I ride where I want. A pensioner from the Orenburg region reached Naryan-Mar on a bicycle

How informs the Orenburg newspaper, Alexander Ligostaev left his native village of Saraktash on May 31. It took a man less than a month to get to the capital of the Arctic


Today, June 24, 67-year-old extreme tourism enthusiast Alexander Ligostaev arrived in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. All the way – more than 2,500 kilometers – the pensioner overcame on two-wheeled vehicles.

– I remember songs about this town from childhood, which not great and it is not small that reindeer herders and fishermen live there, and it is located only 110 kilometers from the Barents Sea in the lower reaches of the Pechora River. I wanted to see everything with my own eyes, for the sake of this I overcame 2573 kilometers, – the newspaper quotes Alexander Ligostaev “Orenburg” – The city is beautiful, but small, aboutlike Saraktash. This afternoon it’s plus 8 here. I visited the Eternal Flame, it’s the warmest here.

A long journey for Alexander is not new. How informs “Orenburg”, a man has been traveling by bicycle for 35 years: he conquered not only the whole of Russia, but also the countries of the near abroad.

The 67-year-old from Orenburg plans to get back from Naryan-Mar to Saraktash by plane, by ferry, by rail, and somewhere by bike.

NAO24 appeals to readers: if you know Alexander Ligostaev, please contact us. We want to release a material about the journey of an extreme sportsman beyond the Arctic Circle.

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