At first the Sun Trip was the idea of one man, but it could not have grown in size and scope without counting on the commitment of many people.
Created in 2010, the Sun Trip Association gathers and coordinates the volunteer support of former participants and friends. As the organizer, the Sun Trip Company has brought the event into legal existence since 2013.
Discover the main faces of those who have made the Sun Trip.
Sun Trip France 2020
The Sun Trip 2021 Team
A turning point for the team, notably with the densification of the Chinese team.
Florian Bailly: Sun Trip Company CEO & Sun Trip Association President
Huan Huan Zou Belous: Lyon Coordinator
Ting Xie: Guangzhou Officer
Yun Kuang : Guangzhou Coordinator
Ma Ying : Chinese Assistant & Translator
Christophe Bayard : Technical Officer
Béatrice Cazanave : Association Coordinator & Administrative Officer
Agence Zeppelin : Multimedia Agency
Dirk Huyghe, Benoit Ganivet, Thomas Pollet – Supporting Team
Anick-Marie Bouchard : Web advice and English Translator
Sun Trip Tour 2019 Team
The second Sun Trip Tour is the joint work of a professional and volunteer team. This year certainly was the best when it comes to team logistics. In charge: Angélique Galvaing as coordinator, the Zeppelin Agency for photo and video production, Dirk Huyghe and Michel Bamps for logistics, the Vecolo Association for the mobile workshop, Olivier Reginensi and Paul Baudry for the technical support.
The Sun Trip 2018 Team
This crazy team was worth the best episodes of Dallas and that’s what we needed to launch the huge 2018 project! Angélique Galvaing held a decisive role as Project Manager and representative in Guanzhou. Ting Xie was our Guangzhou Advisor. Guillaume Devot worked as the CTO and snapped images too, Cédric Vinatier was the Association’s President, Thomas Pollet came for Web and logistical support, Ting Xie assisted us in Guangzhou, Olivier Reginensi as a Technical Officer, and Anick-Marie Bouchard as the Webmaster, CM, translator, and interpreter.
Sun Trip Tour 2017 Team
This first Sun Trip Tour aws largely supported by the volunteer forces of the Sun Trip Association. Guillaume Devot as CTO and photo/video snapper, Anick-Marie Bouchard as Webmaster, translator and participant manager. Cédric Vinatier, Thomas Pollet, Olivier Reginensi and Sylvain Machefert in as Logistical Officers. Angélique Galvaing and the Vecolo Association joined us for the first time.
The Sun Trip 2015 Team
We get to a first turning point when several 2013 participants get involved and constitute the first Sun Trip Team! The spirit and the values of the event are crafted. There are daily team debates where each rule is debated with passion. Anick-Marie Bouchard acted as a super General Coordinator and our representative in Antalya. Guillaume Devot as a great CTO but also on the field snapping pictures with his wife Angélique Devot. Cédric Vinatier and Sylvain Machefert came in support for the general design, the logistics and the relation with participants.
The Sun Trip 2013 Team
Launch of the Sun Trip pioneer event essentially directed by Florian Bailly with help of some participants, Kazakh partners and his family members.
Florian Bailly and His Team in 2010
The Savoy native made his first solo bicycle travel in 2006 between France and China, but it was in 2010 that he carried the project “Sur la route du soleil levant”, a solitary 10,000 km adventure to Tokyo with one of the first solar bikes, a world first. There sprout the idea of creating the Sun Trip back in France. 3 years later, he launched the first Sun Trip, between Savoy and Astana in Kazakhstan. The adventure was only beginining!
Technician: Olivier Wiss, engineer at INES – he designed the “Soleil Levant 1” bike. Patrick Pecchio and his team from Cycles Pecchio in Albertville, for the bicycle and accessories. The Burdin brothers of VAE Center, for the engines and the batteries.
Association: Odile Mignola, first president. Frédéric Marin, communication consultant. Alexandra Turnar and Jérôme Bailly, logistical support.