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.


After many hours of drawing, measuring, and calculating in Solidworks we became confident that everything would fit. At least in theory.

Design trike

Sideview bike

Bike (left front view)

Bike (left rear view)
Theory and practice are always different. To make sure that everything and everyone will fit, we created a mock-up.

Mock-up including rear wheel
When we were sure everything would fit, the drawings were translated into molds.

Molds (left side of the fairing)

Molds (left)
Hans Wessels shows the molds (left half) of the Cygnus fairing. Let the build begin!