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Olivier Royo

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Hi! Let me introduce myself, my name is Olivier Royo, I am a velomobile ambassador located near Altkirch, Haut-Rhin, France. More precisely a pretty little Sundgau village: Illtal. Let me know how I can help you discover a fantastic alternative to a car that’s much faster and more comfortable than a bicycle! Let’s schedule a chat and maybe even a test drive!

 

Email: [email protected]

 

Useful links:    Olivier YouTube Channel    Velomobile World YouTube Channel    Blog    Technical Support    Create account

About me

I have been working in IT since 2014, more precisely in e-commerce. With a somewhat original curriculum: I did my master’s degree in chemistry, and discovered IT in the working world in 1995.

 

Some of my hobbies and occupations: I practice diving, I’m an instructor, and have great memories of Malaysia, Egypt, France… I am also a magician, have a look at my site IMAGINONS LA MAGIE on occasion! I love cooking (I actually worked in a restaurant to finance my studies), I love nature, DIY: two essential things for having fun with a velomobile!

 

I currently own an Olympia F1 mountain bike, which allows me to ride off-road, and go to work through the fields. It is a relatively recent acquisition, and thanks to it, I realized that going to work only takes me half an hour more!!!! why deprive yourself of 1h30 of sport per trip, in the middle of the country side and forest?

 

ABOUT MY BICYCLE/VELOMOBILE

 

When the bad weather is coming, mountain biking in the rain is less fun, and I winterize the beast to wake up another beast. As you will have understood, a velomobile in gloomy weather is a great solution to continue my “home-work-home” journey, but this time by road. It only takes me an hour, exactly the same time as by car!!! it’s true, traffic jams help a bit!

 

My first motivation is to keep moving (remember, IT is quite a static job!), and the second, to keep my promise that I made to myself 30 years ago: “if this damn petrol goes over 10 francs, I’ll stop the car”, yes we were buying stuff in francs at the time! And so it is today…

 

My model? the BÜLK MK1. I’m looking forward to it! So far I have been able to test a WAW and became addicted! I documented myself well, and learned a lot during the configuration of the BÜLK MK1.

 

Why would anyone ride a velomobile? big question! I like to be active. Driving by car is, for me, a waste of time, it’s too boring, the traffic in our region remains quite dense and stressful. I also don’t have a lot of free time in my busy work day to exercise. Planning at the end of the day or at the weekend is practically impossible when you have two girls and a house!!! I have found cycling to be a great way to combine my desire to exercise, reduce the stress of traffic, while getting to my destination in a reasonable amount of time. So I’m commuting 3 days a week for the moment, which corresponds to 2 times 27 km per day. I have an average of one hour per trip, with a nice cumulative drop of about 400m upon the hills. Basically it goes up … and then it goes down!

 

Another project of mine is to join my parents and parent in-laws in the center of France this summer: 1200km round trip. I plan to share this on the social medias!

 

If these few lines made you want to know more, if you want to test a model in the Sundgau (Haut Rhin), do not hesitate to CONTACT ME !

 

Here are some pictures from of my rides.

Bülk MK1 Velomobile

After Eggert Bülk and Jens Buckbesch started the Milan project in 2005 (which is still running successfully today), they started a new velomobile project in 2021, the Bülk-MK1. It implements a new space utilization and aerodynamic concept. The findings from various wind tunnel tests were also taken into account. Jens documented every step of the Bülk-MK1 project, then he sent us very detailed info to create a page where you can discover the philosophy of the Bülk-MK1.

WHAT IS A VELOMOBILE

A velomobile is a human-powered vehicle related to the bicycle, for everyday use, with a body/shell that provides comfort, weather protection and luggage space. Due to the aerodynamically shaped bodywork, you can achieve a decent speed with little effort (30-50 km/h on flat road). Velomobiles are very suitable as commuter vehicles, for shopping or holidays, also are a good way to clear your mind while taking a tour or a road trip with your friends.

Why you will love one

● Fun to drive with little effort on long distances

Environmental friendly transport

● Very suitable for commuting, shopping, holiday travels

Comfortable to drive

You are independent, needs only your force to work

Good for training and sport, good for your health

HOW TO ORDER YOURS

If you live in FRANCE, USA, Canada or UK, please create an account, so you can order your velomobile (soon also in Europe). After you create your account on our website, you can access the configurator to create the velomobile after your needs, you will see also the final price and other details, if you follow the steps. Do you need help? Please contact me!

People. Experiences. Reviews.

Werner Klomp, one of our clients, took some time to share with us his experience over the years with a few models of velomobiles.

I just want to write something positive as a customer of VelomobileWorld.com; In one year, I drove about 16.000 till 20.000 km with a velomobile made by VelomobileWorld.com in Romania, and that’s already over 10 years with a lot of fun and almost no problems.

The velomobiles are getting better and better, lighter and lighter, faster and faster. Therefore I thank the Romanian producers and off course the designer Daniel Fenn and also the distributor Ymte with whom I have also good connections. If there is a problem, what normally is small, the help from all three of them is very fast. I never had a problem that big in the last 8 years that I couldn’t drive on to the destination I want.

The first Velomobile was a Strada, which I drove in two years about 50.000 km and the only problem was the broken suspension on the back. This part made from aluminum was on the post after two days at my place to repair it. Strada was a little bit big for me, that is when Daniel came to Velomobiel.nl and started to work there. At that time he designed the DF, which is like a smaller Strada, with the complete team from Velomobiel.nl. The DF velomobile came and I drove it with a lot of fun and speed, over 50.000 km in two years. By driving so many kilometers you’ll always find something to make better. All those experiences I offered to the team to make it even better than already was. The time goes on, people want to do their business to work, not always together, so Ymte started Intercitybike and Daniel is working for himself in southern Germany.

Daniel designed a new model called Alpha 7, which is a bit bigger than DF but a bit smaller than  DF XL. This velomobile is about 21 kg, which is 3 kg lighter than the normal DF, so as you can see, it is still getting better and better. This Velomobile is made in Romania of course, and at a really good quality. Also if the new velomobiles have some problems, they always fix them very fast and the customers are getting help. The Alpha is now also produced with tank steering, which is made from carbon fiber and very light.

At this moment I have an Alpha with tank steering at home and a DF that was specially made for me with special parts and special carbon fiber to make it lighter for me. This one made me happy and I drove 500 km already, with a lot of hill meters in it the last 5 days. The speed between Alpha and my special DF is almost the same, but for me the DF fits very well to my body, so I am very lucky to have this part built for me in Romania.

So I want to thank the whole team in Romania for their work, the good parts and the deliver … thanks a lot guys.

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