Lance Armstrong should run and hide. There’s a new cycling team in our midst, and they’re touring more than just France.
Susie Wheeldon and Jamie Vining, the two remaining members of the SolarCycle team, have begun the final leg of their nine-month round-the-world-bicycle expedition to raise awareness of Solar Energy. Taking off from London in May, Wheeldon and Vining have almost completed their 12,000 journey, rain or shine.
This week, they bravely enter the swamplands of Louisiana on their way to Miami, where the journey ends during ‘SolarCycle’ week at the University of Florida.
In Baton Rouge, the SolarCyclists have made themselves at home with LSES president Jeff Shaw, who offered the two food and shelter upon hearing about the SolarCycle mission. The three solar activists found common ground with new solar technologies, state-of-art solar bike equipment, and a bright vision for a more solar future.
Wheeldon and Vining said other than hoping to spot alligators, they are “amazed by the continued southern hospitality.”