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25/07/2019

STOP PRESS: The routes have been published -an email has been sent to all those booked on the rally. You must bring your own copies of the routes to the rally.

Please email tci2019@tandem-club.org.uk if you did not receive the email, or have have any problems with the routes.

‚Äč Bookings closed on 21st July

More details here

17/11/2018

We have been working on making the website more mobile phone friendly. Its not complete yet, but hopefully most pages should display better on these devices.

01/03/2018
You can now get an email sent to you with a link to the journal in audio MP3 form sent to you once Eifion has done his magic. Email webgroup@tandem-club.org.uk to set this up for you or you can set it up the next time you renew, there is a checkbox on the membership form.
15/12/2017
The rally is being held in Bensheim, a small town in the south of Hessen, about 30k north of Heidelberg.The dates are 9/5/18-13/5/18. Arrival on the 9th and departure on the 13th with rides on the 10th, 11th and 12th. Participants can choose a long ride (80-100k), medium 60-80k or short 40-60k)  The base is at the Allee Hotel :- alleehotel@alleehotel.de A double Europa room costs €540 for 4 nights inclusive of breakfast and the evening meal. Bookings are to be made direct to the hotel quoting Tandemtreffen 2018 The rally is being organised by Reiner and Marion Bünger and their email is :- TT2018@fam-buenger.de The German rallies are very social affairs and we thoroughly enjoyed last years, we have already booked for this one. E-mail Jane Taylor for more information.
15/12/2017
Orange have discontinued their ‘freeserve’ and ‘fsnet’ email service so renewal reminders are not being delivered. If you had a freeserve or fsnet e-mail address which has been discontinued please let the renewals secretary know your new e-mail address. e-mail: renewals@tandem-club.org.uk
05/10/2019
We've flown with EasyJet and Jet2 in Europe without any problems we used to pack the tandem (a Dawes Discovery Twin, no couplings) in a big bag padded with cardboard and was probably no longer than a surfboard once the wheels and racks were removed and placed alongside the frame, no one has question ... more
01/10/2019

Has anyone got an e-bike insured? I had the TSB cover from the original post but the last time I renewed I noticed e-bikes were specifically excluded from my policy.

01/10/2019

I have disabled the website account named Christopher Tyler. Christopher Tyler if you are a legit person please contact us to get your account re-enabled.

30/09/2019

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25/06/2019

Please note the date for the August group ride has changed from the 11th to Sunday 4th of August due to a clash of dates

08/10/2019
September 2019 Report

James organised the September Taunton group ride which was attended by four tandems and two halves.
Bow garden centre,  between Okehampton and Crediton did us proud for breakfast, and we decided pretty quickly to split into two groups.  The riders and the walkers.  That isn’t walking all the time.  Just when excessively gravitationally challenged.  Andy knows the area well as his workshop, where he makes the wonderful Brook guitars, is close by.  He led the riders whose bikes were powered by dark matter; we, the walkers, plodded on about half an hour behind.
After rather a lot of climbing we reached the Hog and Hedge.  We read the sign: “Pull in and Pig out” and we did just that. 
Now we could lose the height we had gained in the morning.  A very rural ride in excellent company.  We were back before the rain started and nobody mentioned the B word, but I could kill a pint this evening.
 

21/05/2019
May 2019 Reoort

When I first learned of the Dartmoor Way I decided it was a ride I'd like to complete. When I asked at our Christmas meal if anyone would like to join us, I was surprised and overwhelmed at the response.
After looking at the Sustrans route I soon realised that some alterations would be needed to make it Tandem friendly, after all we weren't going to be riding mountain bikes!
So, on the 18th May 10 Tandems and 3 solo bikes left Buckfastleigh station for the first stage of our 2 day ride, the weather was better than anticipated, so that was a bonus. After riding up through the Teign Valley we had a pleasant lunch at the Teign House Inn and then a further stop at Whiddon Down. After climbing up through the extremely picturesque villages at Skaigh and Belstone we joined the Granite way at Okehampton Station for the final leg to Lydford.
We all enjoyed an evening meal together at the Castle Inn where Karl and Lisa set us a quiz.
On Sunday we headed off to the west side of the moor and enjoyed fantastic views and bright sunshine. We had a longer than anticipated lunch stop at Clearbrook due to staffing problems. We then tackled the challenging climbs around the south side of the moor before we found ourselves back at Buckfastleigh. 
I'm pleased to report that we all made it back and I think we all felt a great sense of achievement, after riding over 90 miles with just over 8,500 feet of ascent.
Thanks for your help Karl and Lisa and thanks to all of you that joined us on the ride, it really wouldn't have been the same without you.
Andy and Anita.
 

06/09/2019

Due to road closures in Stafford on 15th September the ride will now start from Market Drayton.  Full details in the whats on section.

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