End of the Tour of France and departure for the Indian Ocean


Hi everyone,

That’s it, even if we didn’t really finish it, we put an end to our “launching tour” in France! From September to December 2017 we traveled more than 2500kms, starting in Agen and ending in Mâcon while crossing the regions of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Pays-de-la-Loire, Bretagne, Normandie, Île-de-France, Centre-Val-de-Loire and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. A journey full of adventures and encounters! For those of you who may have missed it, we did a quick video recap of all that, including the months buidling the tandem, testing it and doing various animations all along, which occupied us this whole year 2017 :

And for more details and stories of our adventure step by step, please check the articles published previously 😉

What’s next then? Some of you already know that besides winter in France, what made us stop and leave is a great opportunity… to extend our project in the Indian Ocean!



The planning of that new step was modified twice and it was initially expected that we would bring our tandem with us, which will not be the case in the end for reasons of timing and logistics issues (complex freight transfers between islands, different school calendars, etc.).



However we are bringing with us part of our material (solar panels, batteries, electronics and electric assistance for a bike) in order to electrify a straight bike as a support for our educational activities there.


In the meantime, the rest of our tandem will remain in France in the box in which it was initially supposed to travel, waiting for the next adventure!

 

See you soon!

 

SolaR’hythm Team