Velomobiles

Fully faired (enclosed by bodywork) recumbent trikes are known as 'velomobiles'. More common on the continent but growing in popularity in the UK, velomobiles are known for their stability, aerodynamic efficiency, load carrying capability, weather protection and (of course) high safety in traffic.

In 2012 a Milan velomobile was ordered through (and built by) Edinburgh's Laid-Back-Bikes. You can see owner Richard's blog for more observations. We will soon see a carbon Quest in Edinburgh too, at which point I hope to add coverage of this classic design...