Sun Trip - book
Raf Van Hulle crossed Eurasia in 44 days and wins the Sun Trip 2018.
Raf Van Hulle designed a solar bike that makes it possible to take long journeys without using one drop of oil. Not in a heaving
sailboat on the high seas, but overland using a combination of muscle power and sun. On a bicycle that converts light into speed.
In 2018, Raf participated in the Sun Trip, an international race for solar-assisted bicycles. 12000 km from Lyon in France to
Canton on the east coast of China; the longest unassisted land race ever! The asphalt of the new Silk Road was still steaming
when Raf as the very first user raced over it, like a pioneer trying to herald in a new age of sustainable travel. He swept through
the East bloc and Russia, traversed the hot steppes of Kazakhstan, and made his way through jungle and karst
mountains. After 44 days, he reached the finish line 1500 km ahead of his competitors. A very convincing win!
Light & Fast / Licht & Snel
In this exciting travel book, you look over his shoulder and take part in the adventure. A story about colourful but also dangerous roads, vodka, police checks and bush meat, surviving on your wits and adapting to local conditions. He describes the secrets of his solar bike and the challenges you
must face and overcome.
The book costs 25€ and is available in Eng and Ned, 220 pages.
A quick look inside: