SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur Tailfin Launches Today


For Nick Broadbent, Bristol, UK, “a journey is more than getting to your destination, it’s about enjoying the ride” Tailfin is a rack that complements your bike – brilliantly.


Nick and team re-designed and re-engineered the bike rack and pannier, which has remained unchanged for nearly half a century, to a modern, light, and simple design.

As part of the SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur program, Nick is able to achieve the product of his dreams and today launch Tailfin through Kickstarter.  You can find out more about Tailfin at and through Kickstarter.

Nick learned SOLIDWORKS as student at the University of Cambridge and University of Glasgow.  As a SOLIDWORKS user for over 15 years, Nick certainly had experience in product design.  Now his passion will take him down a new road.

Thank you Nick for sharing with the SOLIDWORKS community.  We have many cyclists here and wish you the best with Tailfin.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard