Welcome to Peter Eland's web pages
My workThe tandem trike which I builtS-327, the Russian trike I ownAckermann steering design spreadsheet - free downloadNotes about cheap and free CAD programsMisc stuff, including trailers and other bike stuff

My work

Last update: October 2015

Currently:
  • BA Technical Manager: I am delighted to be working for the UK cycle industry's trade body, the Bicycle Association, among other things providing technical support for members and working on CEN and ISO cycle safety standards.

  • Technical Advisor: I provide technical advice for the DfT-funded Shared Electric Bike Programme.

  • Freelance translation: I translate German to English, mainly for bicycle-related customers, including some of the biggest names in cycling. Current clients include InMotion Marketing, the KAM3 communications agency and ExtraEnergy.org.

  • York Rally: It's not work as such but I'm volunteering as Publicity Officer for the York Rally, a great York cycling event which we successfully revived in June 2015.

  • Watch this space for other work and projects which are in the pipeline! And please do contact me (peter ~at~ eland.org.uk) if you have any proposals.

Previously:
  • From 2000 to early 2015, I founded, edited and published Velo Vision, an international magazine covering innovative bike designs and all sorts of cycling for transport and touring. Together with my designer colleague Brian Holt, and with the help of countless, invaluable contributions from readers, I produced 48 issues, sold these in 50+ countries and brought together a wonderful community of like-minded enthusiasts. In early 2015 I passed the title to one of the magazine's readers, Howard Yeomans, who is continuing the publication. Visit it at www.velovision.com and on Facebook. I continue to be involved as advisor, occasional contributor and of course as a reader!

  • In 2010 I also founded Electric Bike Magazine and developed it into the leading e-bike publication in the UK. After nine issues, in early 2015 I announced my retirement from this publication too - it has been sold to the fine folk at Stone Leisure Ltd who will be using their resources to take it to a new level.

  • For many years mechanical-related activities have made me just occasional money, but been lots of fun! As well as running the popular Cheap and free CAD page I've done various engineering type projects.

Covers of the first 48 isues of Velo Vision:

Velo Vision covers

And of the first 9 issues of Electric Bike:

Electric Bike covers



My workThe tandem trike which I builtS-327, the Russian trike I ownAckermann steering design spreadsheet - free downloadNotes about cheap and free CAD programsMisc stuff, including trailers and other bike stuff