Team Newquest – Jack Butler

24 years-old

Our youngest participant so far on this edition! His enthusiasm can be summarized in his own words:

« I’m Jack, 24 and British. My main passion in life is travel! I have been to many places and am always looking for new experiences in life. I also enjoy working with electronics, building little projects to solve everyday problems ».


Official Partner

Based in Chambéry,  NewQuest France was born in 2007. Located in the French Alps, surrounded by lakes and mountains, we provide a unique and remarkable workplace to our team.

NewQuest supports its customers in conducting and developing their digital, mobile and e-marketing projects. Also headquartered in Sydney, New York and Hong Kong, NewQuest has a lot of projects in its small, medium, large, private and public assets, including start-ups and innovative projects.

Our team is made of reactive and creative experts in all areas of the web, mobile, IOT, video, marketing, but also in services digitization and in robotics to provide complete and innovative solutions to meet customers expectations.

More information: Official website

His solar bike

Bike: Custom-built, based on a Surly Troll frame

Motor: BBSHD

Battery: EM3EV 50V 20.4Ah Smart Hardcase Triangle Pack

Solar panels: At least 3 custom 24 cell panels 75Wp each

The solar panels are still being tested and added to the bike. I chose to use a regular upright bike as it’s cheaper to obtain and is useful to me not just for The Sun Trip. I’m not planning on racing for a top position so I think this bike should make a nice cruiser for the adventure on the road to China!

A few words from Jack…

I have always loved to travel and try to spend most of my time exploring new places and meeting new people. Naturally, of course I want to spend lots of time exploring Asia as there are so many beautiful and interesting places to see.

I am quite passionate about sustainable energy and strive to reduce my environmental impact whenever possible. I realised that I didn’t want to fly as I don’t want to be responsible for too many air-miles. I have followed The Sun Trip for a few years and always thought it would be amazing to take part. So everything just kind of came together at the right time! I hope that it is possible for me to take the trans-Siberian railroad back to Europe when my time in Asia comes to an end for a truly 0 air-miles trip across the world!

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