While part of team Cygnus was speeding around in Battle Mountain, Jan has been very busy with Cygnus Alpha. He has a number of ideas for speeding up his bike. He is thinking about using a 28" frontwheel instead of 26". Which requires, apart from a new wheel, a new axle, a new mid-drive and a new frame. And because Jan is our handy-man, he made the new axle and mid-drive all by himself.
Team Cygnus has developed a fully faired recumbent bicycle that can compete with the fastest recumbents in the world. The main goal is to use an optimum man-machine combination to break world records. The Cygnus team consists of technical specialists from various disciplines. Between them they have many years of experience with fully faired recumbents both in racing and in designing. All Cygnus team members are racers at the highest level. Every year they compete in national and international competitions such as Battle Mountain, the European Championship, the World Championship, and the Michigan Human Powered Speed Challenge, but they also attempt to break records on the tracks of RDW, DEKRA and Opel.