SolarCyclists Set Off Round World

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 111 months ago
SolarCyclists Set Off Round World
The team heading off from City Hall
The team heading off from City Hall
SolarCyclists Iain, Jamie and Susie with Boris Johnson as they set off on their journey
SolarCyclists Iain, Jamie and Susie with Boris Johnson as they set off on their journey
Boris inspects the photovoltaic solar panels built into the cyclists' panniers
Boris inspects the photovoltaic solar panels built into the cyclists' panniers

Three intrepid cyclists left City Hall yesterday in a bid to cycle round the world - powered by the sun (and their legs). The SolarCycle team - Susie Wheeldon and Iain Henderson, both from London, and Jamie Vining - are making the 12,000 mile trip to raise funds for Solar Aid, and also to demonstrate the viability of solar technology. Boris Johnson was on hand to inspect their kit and wave them off. Keep up with their progress on their blog.

Photos by Tim Ackroyd

Last Updated 16 May 2009