The 202020 Velomobile Challenge consists of cycling with a velomobile through as many countries, states or territories as possible during 2020, preferably through 20 of them, that is why we call it 202020. This is a personal challenge, not a competition. Please find the rules further down on this page.
You can follow each participant on their own sites and social media by clicking on the links here below.
Alve is riding a Quattrovelo. This particular velomobile has an electric assist that can be used when going uphill. The assist turns off at 25 Km/h and the normal average speed is approximately 28 km/h with cargo. The Quattrovelo is a recumbent bike with four wheels and plenty of space for luggage.
Alve Henricson’s blog
Alve Henricson´s latest reported rides on Ride With GPS
Alve Henricson on Warmshowers
Alve Henricson´s latest reported position on MyMaps
Mattias is riding a WAW velomobile with no electric assist, only human powered. The WAW has three wheels and small cargo space thus keeping the weight of the velomobile low. The lower weight a velomobile has, the easier it is when going uphill.
Mattias Sjösvärd´s latest reported rides on Ride With GPS:
Mattias Sjösvärd on Facebook
Mattias Sjösvärd on Strava
Mattias Sjösvärd on Garmin Connect
Denis is the vice-president of Vélomobile Club de France http://www.velomobile-france.com . He is riding a Quattrovelo with electric assist installed by himself. Denis has built or modified several velomobiles and he has cycled long distances both with traditional bicycles and velomobiles. Before 2020 he has rode more than 110 000 km with Velomobiles.
Denis Bodennec´s latest reported rides on Ride With GPS
Denis Bodennec on Facebook
Denis Bodennec on French recumbent forum http://velorizontal.1fr1.net/t24075p500-pederrodek-quattrovelo9-skoul-ar-pevarzek-milan-sl-mk1-14?highlight=pederrodek
Preliminary route for Denis Bodennec
Niklas is a newcomer to the velomobile scene and he is riding a velomobile model Milan GT MK 5 with no electric assist, only human powered. The Milan is a very fast velomobile that weighs only 25 kg and the GT model is specially built for tall riders. Niklas tour will start in April and last until June if all goes according to the plan.
You can follow Niklas Mehner on his blog
Niklas Mehner´s latest reported ride on Ride With GPS
Niklas Mehner´s latest reported position on MyMaps
Our 202020 Facebook page
The 202020 Facebook group is only for participants and serious supporters https://www.facebook.com/groups/710368762713952/
What is a Velomobile?
The idea with the 202020 Velomobile Challenge consists of cycling with a velomobile through 20 countries, states or territories during 2020. If the geographical conditions do not make it possible to cycle through 20 countries, then we welcome participants who aim to cycle as much and as far as possible in 2020. The velonauts choose their own route and pace. They can make use of ferries and trains for transporting their velomobiles, but they are not allowed to use cars, busses or trucks.
We would like to point out that this is not a medium through which one can convey political messages or use 202020 to market one’s own companies for profit. It is a non-political and non-commercial group. Therefore, we do not publish links to the velonauts own sites or the velonauts own social media if they contain political or commercial announcements. The links we publish here must be relevant to each participants velomobile activity.
Participants can have their own sponsors and they can campaign for charitable purposes.
Each participant is completely independent of each other and each one is completely disconnected from what other participants publish on their Internet pages.
202020 is only a portal with links to participants of this velomobile challenge. This site cannot be held responsible for statements made by participants on the links published here.
The goal of this site is to facilitate contact between followers and participants. Each participating velonaut should therefore make visible stickers with information about the 202020 Velomobile Challenge on their velomobile. A small sticker on each side of the velomobile with the text www.202020.eu is enough for followers to find this site and trough it be able to follow our members.
Each participant is responsible for having at least one place on the Internet where followers can find information about her/his journey. It is enough to show a link to a navigation site where one can see the routes that the participant has made. Best would be if the participant has an own blog or vlog to show.
This site is free of charge for participants. No fees are paid. All work is voluntary. In return, each participant is responsible for expenses associated with printing stickers with the text 202020.eu to be displayed on each side of the velomobile. These stickers can also be ordered at cost price before February 2020.
You are welcome to contact each participant by using the links here above.
Thank you for your visit!
We hope that the information shown here can be helpful in finding the velonaut you have encountered on the roads.