The Rotavelo by Trisled

The Rotavelo is an electric-assisted, recumbent tricycle, i.e. powered by pedals and electric motor. It covers up to 30 miles on the battery alone, and costs just 15p per 100km worth of electric charge.

We import Rotavelos from Trisled in Australia. We love the robust, aerodynamic, practical design. It's our “Sport” alternative to our CitiPod commuter vehicle.

Bad weather means bicycles don't hack it for commuters. This next-generation urban transport solution is weatherproof. Just fit the canopy, then you are warm and dry, protected from wind and rain.

What's more, you're surrounded by a “safety cell” . You gain protection from injuries typically suffered by cyclists.

Rotavelo from Cambridge Electric Transport
Our Rotavelo

Why buy a RotoaVelo

Our Rotavelo conforms to EU regulations for e-bikes:

  • With the motor restricted to 15 mph,
  • You can pedal it faster than 15 mph,
  • Most Cambridge roads have a 20mph speed limit;

Qualifies for use on the existing road and cycleway infrastructure;

Can be driven by all ages from 14+ with no:

  • Licence,
  • Tax,
  • Insurance;

Only 80cm wide, so you can:

  • Use cycle lanes,
  • Slip past traffic jams;

Enjoy faster home to desk journeys, because you can easily park:

  • Closer to your office,
  • In only 1/3 the space for a car.
RotaVelo on trial in Cambridge: Click picture for video
Rotavelo demo at Cycle to Work Day event at Metro Bank, Cambridge (Photo credit: Cambridge Evening News)

The RotaVelo in Detail



Turn circle5.6m: outside to outside
Ground clearance130mm
FrameAircraft spec 4130 chromium-molybdenum alloy, TIG weld, powder-coated
FairingRotational moulded HDPE
SeatRoto-molded HDPE with foam seat-pad
Brakes160mm; mechanical disc parking brake
Gearing8 speed
CranksExternal bearing; 38T, 50T, 61T chainrings
TyresSchwalbe Kojak
Wheels406mm, 20inch
Wheel protectionIntegrated roto-molded wheel covers
Load space80 litres
SteeringTrisled "all-in-one" two hand steering and braking
ColoursRed, blue, green, yellow, white, cream, pink, purple
Hatch systemABS-molded plastic with elastic straps
Optional extrasPlease contact us
Sean & Peter with RotoVelo at SMT
Smarter Cambridge Transport
Briefing officials at Greater Cambridge Partnership Dec 2017
Greater Cambridge Partnership
RotoVelo demonstration at NTDC, October 2017
National Transport Design Centre, Coventry University

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RotoVelo brainstorming meeting Jan 2018
Briefing Coventry University auto design students undertaking a CitiPod design project