Team EDF Bel Air Camp – Laurent Souchet

 

54 years-old –

A road cyclist at heart and a computer technician by day.

A good handyman convinced by solar energy, Laurent also sees in the Sun Trip an opportunity to relive the sensations of the bike trips he made at a younger age, in XXL format.

 


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Bel Air Camp

Bel Air Camp, the 34 000m² ecosystem that meets all atypical needs!

Bel Air Camp works as an innovation process accelerator by promoting the development and well-being of structures by sharing space, technical resources, experiences, and skills.

These different shared workspaces facilitate professional meetings and promote synergies and collaboration!

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Charity

I want to draw attention to the Grégory Lemarchal association, who’s doing a very important job in fighting Cystic Fibrosis.

My little cousin Lucas gives me the motivation to ask you to give a few Euros to the association.

Life is short, but I wish it is long enough for Lucas to live his own little trip, whatever it is, before he prematurely follows an end that awaits us all. We all know the saying: « time is money ». I wish I could say that « money is earned time ». Help me write this new adage!

Thank you for your support !
Laurent

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His Solar Bike

An orange Azub Six, fitted with a handlebar wide enough to hold 2 CycleAnalyst v3 set up by Guillaume from Déclic-Eco.

The engine, cables and battery pack were also fitted by Déclic-Eco. More info: bit.ly/2BwRwrd 

To carry all the camping gear, a 100L Christian Touzé trailer comes to help, also painted orange (style matters!).

The energy comes from 4 Solbian arrays – two on the bike and 2 on the trailer. adding up to 448 Wp. More info : bit.ly/2A1LS4c


A Few Words from the Adventurer…

For the past two years I’ve been sparing days off (yeah, I can do that in my company, it’s called the « time savings account ») to use on a trip or an opportunity for DIY.

When I discovered the Sun Trip in April 2017, a little voice began to whisper to me: « Here’s the opportunity to travel AND do  DIY on a theme that you like, cycling and photovoltaic, two tools that build freedom together.

The voice was insistent, even if I had no idea of ​​the budget, the issues that I was going to face (or not) and the fact that I had not made any long distance bike trips since my youth, only a daily maintenance on the road in town.

And with the support of my closed ones who were not surprised a bit by this stroke of madness, I am getting a little more ready every day for this event.
I hope to arrive in Guangzhou without too much trouble and with beautiful stories to tell all along the trip.


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