Look at the design page for info on the plywood velomobile construction.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Paddy makes his maiden ride

Paddy climbs into the velomobile. (The packing tape over the nose holes reduce the ventilation.
With open holes it gets to draughty when its cold)
Today Paddy Milford paid a visit. He made a short one hour trip. When he returned a fillet at the mount of the seat was failed. I have to strengthen this place. Exhilarating was the decent of the Moerlaken bridge : 50 km/h without much pedalling ! We discussed the project and hope to build at least 3 body's this summer. If you would like to join us this summer drop me a mail.


  1. Hello, your velomobile is amazing.

    But i wonder about security. How thin is the body work ?
    Is it enough to prevent injuries ?
    How behave the wood upon a hit ?


  2. I don't know.

    I suppose the thin plywood (1.5 mm) will break easily and not absorb any significant energy. The aluminum tubes at the edges may give some protection. The body will give some protection against sliding over the street though...

  3. I sure wish I could buy plans, or a kit for a plywood velomobile!