Going to the end of his dreams with the sun as co-pilot, this is the exciting challenge that Guillaume Bruyr has set himself. This young Brussels engineer will go on an expedition to Kazakhstan at the end of June 2013 at the controls of a bicycle equipped with photovoltaic panels.
Since he participated in a raid in the Atlas and Moroccan Sahara in Renault 4L, the desire to always make more shines in his eyes. This time, no windshield separating it from the local population is a sporting adventure in its pure state, a challenge respectful of the environment! Above all, it is a human adventure to discover other cultures.
His solar trike is a recumbent bike made up of three wheels. It is a real comfort for the 100 to 150 km it will cover every day during its journey. A specific trailer is required for 30kg of such an expedition. Both the trike and the trailer are surmounted by a structure used to accommodate efficient, solid and light photovoltaic panels. Its hybrid vehicle works with 50% muscle energy and 50% solar energy.
From design to shipping, it's been a year since the idea has matured and is now materialized into a promising trike, a precise route and a goal: the curiosity to cross 19 country with the avant-garde vehicle. Departure from Brussels end of June 2013, heading towards the steppes of Central Asia, the Aral Sea, theater of one of the greatest environmental catastrophes of the twentieth century and the cosmodrome of Baikonur. A journey of 100 days and some 10000 km on the clock.
This unprecedented eco-adventure represents a technological, sporting and human challenge. Solar biking is no longer a distant dream, it's a reality today that you can follow on:
Website / Blog: http://www.kazaktrike.be
Phone: + 32 494 12 05 61
Bank Account (Triodos): BE86 5230 4390 9450
Already 5 partners trust him and provide him with material and financial support. Thanks to them !
To find out more: discuss with Guillaume about forum dedicated this trip by solar bike.
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