Pierre Laprade

– 56 years-old – France

A commuter by bicycle riding 6.000 km each year, Pierre crossed Spain in 2012, then Europe in 2016 on his machine. He now aims for Eurasia.

« In 2018 I want to portray a positive image of disability and pushing oneself throughout the countries where I will go. »


His Solar Bike

Bike: Canondale Silkcity with 28″ wheels, steering and seat post damper. Homemade monowheel trailer with shock absorbency.
Engine: RH 205 36V put in place by Declic-eco
Batteries: 2x36V 11Ah.
Solar Panels: 6x50Wp 300W from Wattuneed.


A Few Words from the Adventurer…

I discovered the Suntrip in 2013, having met and followed Lionel Candille, who cycled a lot around the globe. I realized that it would be really fantastic if I could participate too.

The seed was sowed, and in 2017, after the 2015 film was presented, I discussed with Florian and Bernard, and I registered for 2018.

I then began looking for partners. I sollicited more than fifty and one answered: my employer.Of course I got the support of my family.

I am technical supervisor at the City of Pau parks and natural spaces.
What motivates me most is energy transition, ecology, multimodal transport, and essentially cycling in all of its forms.

Why cycling and since when? As a child, it is a fantastic way to find emancipation. Then, after an accident that saw me hospitalized for 3 months, it helped me rebuild my body, and I never stopped. It links you to others in a world where everything goes very fast. It’s a good way to build new relationships through a multi-color journey.