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16/01/2020
Tandem National Rally 2020

The Tandem National Rally will be held in Corsham, Wiltshire from Saturday 23th May - Saturday 30th May 2020. The rally website is now available for information and bookings are open ! Tandem 2020 National Rally in Corsham

14/12/2019

2020 International Rally Information
Details on booking the campsite and for the rally are now available and you can book for this event.

29/10/2019

Bookings can be made for the 2020 Easter Rally, which is being held at Greenhill Leisure Park, Bletchingdon, just north of Oxford.

Please book early to be sure of securing a  pitch on the campsite here.

16/10/2019
Stickers in Oct/Nov Journal

We are always looking for ways to raise awareness among potential new members who don't know there is a Tandem Club. 

 In the latest copy of the TCJ are 5 Club stickers in a white envelope.  Please put these on your tandem (on all your tandems if you have more than one).  People admiring your tandem out on the road are sure to spot them and ask about the Club. This is your chance to tell them about what we do and get them interested.

If you need more stickers please get in touch.

Thank you for helping to raise awareness of the Tandem Club amongst potential new members.

Peter Weeks Publicity Officer

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.

22/02/2020

This is how our standard (non-coupling) tandem goes in a bike box, with all the other parts not in the photo slotted in around it, as with everyone else always a tense moment unwrapping it when we arrive at our destination.

17/02/2020

We have used just park and parked at St Marks Church in Derby Road which is very close to port and reasonably priced. 

08/02/2020

Does anyone have any carbon tandem forks they can spare, (1 1/8" ahead stem, cantilever brakes).

Thanks, Brian

02/02/2020
I've ridden the entire trail a couple of times and the section from Sale to Southport lots of times solo. My wife and I have ridden the Warrington to Southport section and back on a tandem a couple of times. From Sale onwards the gates really aren't a problem. I don't remember getting st ... more
13/01/2020
2020 Rides List

Tandem Club Runs List for LA, PR and FY postcode areas 2020

RO Stephen Webb Mobile 07940 372433     Landline 01539 729660     email stephen.webb001@gmail.com

Date

Start

Time

Coffee

Lunch

Miles

Leaders

9th February

Kendal College

Milnthorpe Rd, Kendal LA9 5AY

9.15am for 9.30am

Beetham Old Post Office

Carnforth

36

Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

8th March

Carnforth

Meet at Railway Station

Market Street LA5 9ET

9.15am for 9.30am

Woodies,

Crook ‘O’ Lune Picnic Site

Ashton Hall Garden Centre

30

Paul & Jeannette Rodman 07768 647745

5th April   Note : First Sunday in April

Across the Ferry to Wray Castle               Start Kendal College

LA9 5AY

9.15 for 9.30am

Cafe Ambio, Ings

Wray Castle NT property

42

Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

10th May

Great Eccleston Square, post code PR3 0ZB

9.15am for 9.30am

Light Ash Myerscough

Scorton

35m

John & Anne Hall

01253 592136

14th June

Padiham leisure centre, Park Rd, Padiham Lancashire. BB12 8ED

9.15am for 9.30am

Café by the River, Read garden centre

The Old Stables, Towneley Hall.

36

Malcolm & Gillian Noon

07805 078360

12th July

Waddington Fell       Start Scorton Picnic Area

PR3 1BU 

9.15 for 9.30am

Puddleducks, Dunsop Bridge

Waddington

44

Simon & Hayley Brown 07757 203423

9th August

A Circuit of the Howgills Start Sedbergh

9.15 for 9.30am

Orton Scar Cafe or Chocolate House

Ravenstonedale

44

 

Mike & Helen Nott

015242 61566

13th September

The Eden Valley       Start Crosby Ravensworth

9.15 for 9.30am

Mrs Millers, Culgaith

Upfront Gallery and Coffee Shop, Unthank

45

 

Paul & Jeannette Rodman 07768 647745

11th October

Sunderland Point Lancaster Park & Ride at M6 J34

9.15 for 9.30am

RSPB Reserve Leighton Moss

Heysham

38

Simon & Hayley Brown 07757 203423

8th November

Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, LA7 7AP

TBC

Start with a coffee at Beetham J

Grange Over Sands

30 - 35

Mike & Helen Nott

015242 61566

13th December

Club Dinner – The Crooklands Hotel

12:30 for 1:00pm

Where would you like to go in 2021?  Please bring along ideas for rides J

 

Potential pre-lunch ride. TBC.

10th January 2021

January ride to finalise 2021 rides. 

Start : Hornby

10:00 am for ride, 1:00pm at the Cafe

Ingleton (TBC)

Bridge House at Wray 1pm to 2pm

Short ride back to Hornby after lunch

21

Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

14th February 2021

Kirkby Lonsdale and The Arnside & Silverdale AONB                          Start : Carnforth

9.15 for 9.30am

Kirkby Lonsdale

Arnside

32

John and Janice Cowburn 07518 656919

14th March 2021

Kirkby Stephen and Brough Castle

Start : Crosby Ravensworth

9.15 for 9.30am

Kirkby Stephen

Brough Castle

40

Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

 

06/02/2020
LA Group February Ride - Weather Update. Heavy showers and gales are forecast for Cumbria on Sunday with gusts in excess of 60 mph. Please check the What's On for updates or contact the leader before considering travelling. There is a high probability that we may have to rearrange this ride.
01/01/2020
December 2019 Report

The Taunton group met at the Walnut Tree at North Petherton for their Christmas Meal and ride – a record number of 40 people attended the meal.  

The fancy dress/decorated tandem competition is always amazing. Rob and Sally stole the show dressed as oven ready turkeys. They cycled the 18 mile route and must’ve roasted! Other costumes included Christmas trees with flashing lights, reindeers, and of course Santa himself.

Coffee and biscuits is a great way to start then Ian led the ride with daughter-in-law Sarah as his stoker to provide much needed pedal power - Lisa had just had a replacement shoulder operation and will be back in action later in the year.  Heavy rain delayed the start but fortunately the sun came out as 14 tandems and 2 solos cycled to North Newton. We then continued across the levels and up the ‘steep’ hill into North Curry where we re-grouped.  From there we made our way to Burrowbridge and then alongside a very high River Parrett up to Huntworth and back to North Petherton.  A lovely ride with lots of friendly chatting and numerous comments from those watching us pass by.  Thanks must go to Richard and Michelle for keeping the group together.

The Christmas Meal was as good as always and it’s lovely to see so many people attend. The trophy for the most rides done in the year was awarded to Nick and Rachel who rode 9 out of the 11 rides in 2019, including the successful 100 mile Tour de Dartmoor weekend organised by Andy and Anita with help from Karl and Lisa. The Christmas quiz was won by Tim and Mary and Ian and Lisa were presented with gifts in appreciation of their work as Regional Officers.

 

07/02/2020
LA February Tandem ride has been postponed from Sunday 9th until Sunday 16th February. Apologies for having to rearrange the ride but in view of the weather warnings that have been issued for Cumbria I feel that this is the sensible course of action.
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