Electric Bicycle Rally
Electric Bicycle Rally July 1999
Organised and run by Phil Calais and Jonathon Thwaites from the Alternative Technology Association Western Australia Branch. http://www.ata.org.au
This was the first event of its kind promoting personal electric transport technology for every day use. Ten participants completed the rally around Technology Park in Bentley on a Sunday. Some of the vehicles were home made others were commercial models.
Jonathon Thwaite's electric bike. Purchased motor wheel installed on an old bicycle, home made battery pack using D size NiCads from old exit lighting units. Nominally 350 Watt, 48 Volt brushed DC motor with planetary gear from Taiwan. Range approx. 20 km at 15 km/h.