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04/07/2020

The 48th Annual General Meeting of the Tandem Club was scheduled to take place on Saturday 11 April 2020 at the Easter rally. The Agenda was published in the Tandem Club Journal (vol 288). We said in the TCJ (vol 289) that the 2020 AGM was postponed indefinitely, but of course we don’t know if and when we will be able to hold an AGM in 2020. It may be that we cannot meet together until 2021. In these exceptional circumstances the business usually transacted at the AGM has had to be done elsewhere:

  • Club Accounts – the accounts for the year ended 31 October 2019 were published in the April/May Tandem Club Journal (vol 289). The Treasurer has received no comments or queries from members on the accounts.
  • Membership fees - As stated in the April/May Tandem Club Journal (vol 289) the annual subscription has been raised from £10 per year to £15 per year.
  • Election of Officers – Club Officers are elected at the AGM. Committee members and ex-offico officers have been assumed to continue in role unless they have indicated otherwise. Barry Wilson has served as Chairman since 2015 and has been on the committee since 2011. He had indicated a wish to stand down. Further information about this is given below.  Janet Wilson has been on the committee since 2011 and has stood down as an Ordinary Member. If anyone is interested in joining the committee as an ordinary member please contact the Secretary. Our thanks go to Barry and Janet for serving the Club diligently over this period.
04/07/2020

Barry Wilson wished to stand down at the AGM so the Committee considered how to deal with this in the absence of an AGM. The outcome was that Peter Weeks, Club Publicity Officer,  was willing to stand as Tandem Club Chairman. On 26 April 2020 the Secretary contacted the Committee and Regional Officers to conduct an election. 

Nomination of Peter Weeks as Tandem Club Chairman

  • Proposed by Pauline Fox, Club Secretary
  • Seconded by Eifion Francis, a former Club Chairman and who, with his partner Jill, is a Regional Officer and oversees the Club’s Talking Journal service.
  • 49 individuals (TC Committee members and Regional Officers) invited to vote in lieu of the AGM
  • 2 abstentions, the current Chairman, Barry Wilson and one Ordinary Member, Janet Wilson.
  • 29 votes received, all were in favour of Peter Weeks being the Chairman of the Tandem Club.
  • No other votes, objections or comments received.

Peter Weeks was therefore elected as Tandem Club Chairman with effect from 1 May 2020. This will be subject to formal discussion and election by members at the next Annual General Meeting.

Our congratulations and thanks go to Peter as he takes up the role of Chairman. He has also, fortunately, agreed to continue as the Club’s Publicity Officer for the time being.

27/05/2020

On page 4 of the April/May Tandem Club Journal (Vol. 288) there is a notice regarding the increase of the subscription rate. Please remember to change your Standing Order before your next renewal date. The club is unable to do this for you.
If you are unable to do this via on-line banking and need a paper form please contact the treasurer.
Tony Prichard (Joint Treasurer)

25/04/2020
Tandem National Rally 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the National rally 2020 in Corsham has been postponed. This will now take place in 2021 as the 50th National rally. We have sent an email to everyone who has booked onto the rally to let you know your options. Please let us know if you haven't received this.

The rally website is available for information Tandem 2020 National Rally in Corsham

21/04/2020

Full refunds are being issued for the Easter Rally.  An email has been sent to all those who booked on the rally giving details.To contact the rally organiser: tce2020@tandem-club.org.uk

The 2020 AGM, scheduled to take place on Saturday 11 April 2020, has been postponed to take account of current guidance on avoiding social gatherings.  The Club Secretary can be contacted via: secretary@tandem-club.org.uk

08/07/2020

The closing date for content of the next Tandem Club Journal is 22nd July and we could do with a few more 'Lockdown Rides/stories' please.
Email words and photos (as attachments) to 'editor@tandem-club.org.uk'

08/07/2020
We are still undecided. I think we will make a decision towards the end July. As I understand, we still have the B&B booking available to us, but as soon as we decide one way or the other, I will let them know. I am sure, once there all will be fine but we are wary of overnight stops and getting foo ... more
05/07/2020

I'd suggest Lands End to Bristol. Still remember fighting the wind all the way from Bath to Lands End when we did this 40 years ago.

04/07/2020

Any wheels for sale meting this description eagerly considered!

I live in norfolk and can collect if nearish or will pay p and p

Please rsvp or call me on

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Many thanks

Phil Tregear

06/06/2020
May 2020 2nd Report

The second Taunton group quiz was very well supported. Nick and Rachel hosted the Zoom event and 14 tandems took part. There were seven rounds of (very hard) questions but the most popular was Malcolm and Grace’s Generation Game. Twenty topical items were briefly shown including hand sanitizer, toilet roll, flour, pasta and as a nod to the past, a cuddly toy! We then had 45 seconds to write down all the items with the Generation Game theme tune playing in the background.

It was good to see everyone again and another evening is planned with a slight change of format.

21/04/2020
Sadly this year's International rally has been cancelled due to uncertainties caused by COVID-19. Full refunds will be made to all those who booked on the rally. The refunds will be processed starting 27th April. An email has been sent from Bob and Mary with a little more detail. Further information is available from: tci2020@tandem-club.org.uk.
04/06/2020
Just a reminder to everyone in the LA Group, our rides are still suspended until further notice. Please continue to send me your photos from your lockdown rides. Thanks for all the photos I've received so far. Email stephen.webb001@gmail.com
04/06/2020
Just a reminder to everyone in the LA Group, our rides are still suspended until further notice. Please continue to send me your photos from your lockdown rides. Thanks for all the photos I've received so far. Email stephen.webb001@gmail.com
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