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Join the Tandem Club today. We are the club for all tandemists and would-be tandemists. Benefits:

  • Three rallies a year
  • Bi-monthly 48-page magazine on everything to do with tandems (spoken-word edition for VI members)
  • Local groups for day and weekend group rides
  • For Sale and Wanted boards
  • Database of GPS and route sheet rides
  • Advice and help
16/10/2020
Humberside Tandem group will be heading out from Baysgarth Leisure Centre at Barton Upon Humer on Sunday 18 Oct 20 at 1030. heading out over the Humber bridge, up to Skidby Mill for a brew andaround through Little Weighton to Rowley and on to North Ferriby back over the Bridge to the start. 44.7 KM roughly 3 hours.
07/10/2020
Highway Code consultation

The Department for Transport seek views on changes to the Highway Code to improve road safety, and so as a club we will make a submission on behalf of tandemists. If you wish to contribute to the Club’s response, which is set out in the latest TCJ, please send your comments to Eifion Francis and Jonathan Flower. Details below.

There are 3 main changes proposed:

  1. Introducing a hierarchy of road users - those who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility
  2. Clarifying rules for pedestrian priority
  3. Guidance on safe passing distances and speeds when overtaking cyclists and priority at junction
The proposals should make tandeming on UK roads safer and more enjoyable and they might even encourage others to join our ranks!  We think that improvements can still be made however and our draft tandem-specific suggestions in outline are:
  1. Tandem riders need to exercise greater prudence and responsibility than ordinary bicycles.
  2. Special mention should be made for tandems and other ‘non-standard’ forms of cycles, which may be longer, wider or less manoeuvrable than a conventional single bicycle. 
  3. It should be made clear that people who cycle, especially on tandems and adapted cycles, may have impaired sight, hearing or mobility.
  4. The proposals about cycle crossings could be strengthened.
  5. The proposals advise cyclists to: “ ...leav(e) enough room (a door’s width or 0.5m) to avoid being hit if a door opens unexpectedly ..."  We think 0.5m is not enough when passing parked vehicles especially on a tandem which is less manoeuvrable
  6. ‘bicycle’ should be replaced by the more inclusive ‘cycle’ which embraces trikes, hand cycles and other variants  
  7. Clubs such as the Tandem Club could help promote and disseminate these changes.

Comments to be included in the Tandem Club response must be received by 20 October.  Please send comments to: eifandjill@aol.com or jonathan.flower@uwe.ac.uk

21/09/2020

The TC website group along with our Journals editor have been busy modernising the style of the TC website. We hope you like the new style !  There is on-going work to improve this style and to improve the websites functionality. To login please use the "User/Login" top menu item of the "User" quick link icon at the top of the webpage. Some of the webpage content still needs editing, GPS files need adding and we need additional articles and content for the website, so we are looking for TC member volunteers to help out. If you can spare a bit of time to help the club, please contact us at: internetgroup@tandem-club.org.uk

13/08/2020

https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/bicycle-made-two-tandem-use-surges-during-lockdown

Article currently on the front page of Cycling UK  website and will be featured in Cycle Clips 14 August.  Should create interest in the Tandem Club and attract new members

04/08/2020

The Club is in the Daily Mail Online:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/escape/article-8581903/Tandem-cycling-never-popular-saddle-head-wilds-Yorkshire-Dales.html#socialLinks

22/10/2020
Have put tandems into the following removing only front wheels: Vauxhall Zaphira, VW Passat, Vauxhall Astra Est, Honda Civic (amazingly!), VW Golf Est, Fiat Doblo. Oh and rather obviously Volvo Estate will swallow just about any tandem without removing a wheel!
22/10/2020
Spoke to JD Tandems and the 3/32" half link is the recommended way to go. So awaiting arrival of said item. I'll keep you posted
22/10/2020
Photo of Hollandia Rathburn BugBear
22/10/2020
Thanks very much for your response Chris, it was extremely helpful. We have made contact with JD Tandems and are now getting advice from them. We're going to send them some pictures of our rear wheel so they can let us know the options avaiable to us. Apologies for my slightly inept post with incorr more ...
21/10/2020
18 Oct 20, HTC met at the Baysgarth Leisure Centre. Derek & Wendy Perry and Pete & Lyn Hobson. A planned route to the northern lands, tother side of the big bridge. A non storming or pillaging ride. A ride of hospitality, to sample the water of Yorkshire and feast upon the cakes they had to offer. B more ...
11/10/2020
On the 11th October 2020, Peter & Lyn Hobson met Derek & Wendy Perry had agreed to meet in the small village of South Ferriby. 3 miles from the Humber Bridge. This was the first meeting of the Humberside Tandem Club. Both teams greeted each other with enthusiasm. Following greetings and introduction more ...
11/10/2020
On the 11th October 2020, Peter & Lyn Hobson met Derek & Wendy Perry had agreed to meet in the small village of South Ferriby. 3 miles from the Humber Bridge. This was the first meeting of the Humberside Tandem Club. Both teams greeted each other with enthusiasm. Following greetings and introduction more ...
10/10/2020
August Ride. 4 tandem crews met up in Worcester Country Park on a day that had promised to be hot, so we were all quite glad about the cloud cover. Our ride leaders Martyn and Heather led us through a maze of cycle ways and out into the countryside towards the lovely town of Pershore, where we all h more ...
09/10/2020
Be off on a ride on Sunday 11 Oct 2020.Departing from the pub in Winteringhm (DN15 9NE) at 1030. heading up towards South ferriby, Turning right down through Horkstow, Saxby and Bronby to Elsham and in to Brigg for a coffee. before coming back via Broughton and Appleby, 26 miles. anyone wishingto jo more ...
08/10/2020
Lancashire and Cumbria Group : Just to let everyone know, we've cancelled our October Group ride on the 11th due to the addition Covid-19 measures in Lancashire. Hope we are able to get together soon. Stephen