Going after your dreams with the sun as a co-pilot, this is the exciting challenge that Guillaume Bruyr has launched. This young engineer from Brussels will go on an expedition to Kazakhstan at the end of June 2013 at the controls of a bicycle equipped with photovoltaic panels.
Since taking part in a raid in the Atlas and the Moroccan Sahara in a Renault 4L, the desire to always do more shines in his eyes. This time, no windshield separating it from the local populations, it's a sporting adventure in its purest form, a challenge that respects the environment! It is above all and above all 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 that he will cover every day during his journey. A specific trailer is necessary for the 30kg of such an expedition. Both the trike and the trailer are topped with a structure used to accommodate efficient, strong and light photovoltaic panels. His hybrid vehicle runs on 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. The solar bike is no longer a distant dream, it is a reality of today that you can follow on:
Website / Blog: http://www.kazaktrike.be
Telephone: +32 494 12 05 61
Bank Account (Triodos): BE86 5230 4390 9450
Already 5 partners trust it and provide it 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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