We are a French-Moroccan couple. We are currently expatriates in England for work.
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The Sun Trip is a great challenge for us to promote eco-mobility by proving that even an adventure to the end of the world doesn’t require fossil fuels but courage, imagination and a bit of madness, as well as the challenge of building a sustainable future for our planet. This adventure offers a unique opportunity to inspire the media and the people we meet by becoming ambassadors of this spirit.
The health and political situation we are experiencing has contributed to our preparation and undermined our motivation, but the confirmation of the Sun Trip is now a sufficient source of motivation to take up this challenge. The context risks complicating the adventure, but it is also what will make it more symbolic: as the first stage of a world finally ready to reopen its borders and allow the unity of this Europe so fragile by the incredible crisis it has gone through.
After the purchase and preparation of our “machine” at Déclic-Eco, we stored it in Marseille, where we took it in hand for a first stage towards the Luberon, then a planned journey to Normandy in fifteen days. We were able to test the beast on all types of roads and in different conditions, sleeping on campsites or at cousins’ houses for 11 days along the Mediterranean Sea and the Canal du Midi and the Garonne
to the Charente Maritime and finally the Vendée where our rear wheel broke after 1249 km of service. As it was impossible to repair the wheel axle with standard parts, we brought the tandem home by truck, waiting to receive a new, stronger and flawless wheel. The experience proved to be very pleasant and rewarding. Despite our lack of physical preparation, we managed to complete a few 150 km stages, and in the end it was the buttocks that suffered the most. It’s up to us to take revenge!