Tandem 2022 - UK National Rally - Rally Attendees Info

This page is being updated all of the time as the rally nears and probably during the rally. News app at: TCN2022 News and below.

Catherine Barnaby2022-01-07 20:14:54tcn2022

Bookings for the 2022 National rally at Corsham are now open

Terry Barnaby2022-04-09 07:40:54tcn2022

Bookings are now open for the TC's 50th Birthday Party happening on the Wednesday at the National rally. The event includes a light, plated buffet meal with tea/coffee, and speakers. There is a small cost and you need to reserve a place.

https://tandem-club.org.uk/events/tcb2022/index.html

Catherine Barnaby2022-04-19 22:51:42tcn2022

We are now able to take a limited number of rally bookings for those wishing to stay off-site. Please use the booking form at the bottom of the page

Catherine Barnaby2022-05-01 15:03:48tcn2022

Quick reminder - tomorrow (Monday 2nd May) is the last day for booking onto the national rally at Corsham

Catherine Barnaby2022-05-13 17:58:29tcn2022

Rally bookings have closed - if you would like to come please email tcv2022@tandem-club.org.uk and we will help if possible.

Catherine Barnaby2022-05-13 17:59:24tcn2022

OK, today I have problems with my fingers - the email is tcn2022@tandem-club.org.uk

Catherine Barnaby2022-05-24 21:29:30tcn2022

The bar at the rally is cashless - you will need to bring a card to get drinks!

Terry Barnaby2022-05-29 17:28:31tcn2022
Joes ride for Ukraine

The link to sponsor Joe on his ride is at: https://gofind.me/272c600d

Terry Barnaby2022-05-29 17:31:36tcn2022
Adding pictures to trhe TC website

Please add your pictures for posterity to https://tandem-club.org.uk/showcase?cmd=view&group=&id=120

Terry Barnaby2022-05-29 17:33:47tcn2022
Velocio

The Velocio starts from 10:00am to 10:15. Collect your questions sheet from Stuart Hunter in the marquee. Good luck !

Terry Barnaby2022-05-29 19:04:39tcn2022
Velocio

Whoops, Velocio start between 10:00am and 10:45am !

Tandem games on now, come up and take part or watch :)

Terry Barnaby2022-05-31 08:54:29tcn2022
Men's Showers

Hopefully men's showers should be hotter in the afternoons now. Note one side could be warmer than the other. Let us (Cath, Terry, Stuart, Ron etc. ) know if they are still cold.

The blue sky is coming :)

Catherine Barnaby2022-06-01 11:22:19tcn2022

Barn dance tonight! Starts at 7:30

Phil Harmer2022-06-01 13:46:36tcn2022

For the party this afternoon, can people camping at the rugby club, please bring their own tables and chairs, so the people staying off site can have first access to the tables and chairs provided with the marquee.

Catherine Barnaby2022-06-02 12:35:13tcn2022

Ice cream van this afternoon, 3-5 ish in the car park

Pictures

Add all of your pictures to our gallery at: TCN2022 Picture gallery. These will hopefully be on show in the club house from time to time.

Site Information

The rally site is Corsham Rugby Football Club, Lacock Road, Corsham, SN13 9QG, Map co-ordinates (51.430470, -2.1701634). This is situated about 1 mile East of Corsham on the road to Lacock. Google location is: Here
Information on the club site is given on the link below:

Arrivals

When you arrive at the rally site please drive through the car park and just onto the green camping field (unless there is a queue) where someone will welcome you and provide information on your pitch etc. If it is wet please walk over and come into the marquee where the arrivals team will be hiding!

The Social Events

Events are subject to change.

Saturday Evening 19:00 Welcome event with local ale / cider and Strumblebees Ukulele band
Sunday Evening 19:00 Tandem games
Monday Daytime. Start 10:00am to 10:45am The Velocio trophy treasure hunt ride, about 13 miles. A fun, timed cycling treasure hunt type of event answering questions on things you see on route. This will finish in car park of the Red Lion pub, by the stables café Lacock, close to where the hill climb competition will start.
Monday Afternoon 12:00pm ish and onwards The hill climb competition. Something to try out those legs for Tandem teams young and old. After Velocio near Laycock.
Monday 5pm Bike jumble in the marquee. Bring your spare parts!
Monday Evening from 19:00 Alex will talk about Charlotte's tandems;  Neil will talk about the club rides website. 
Tuesday Evening, 19:00 Local historian Julian Carosi will be talking in the Clubhouse. 
Wednesday Afternoon 15:00 Tandem Club's 50th Birthday party. Note you will need to have pre-booked separately for the Tandem Club's 50th birthday party. https://tandem-club.org.uk/events/tcb2022
Wednesday Evening 19:00 Evening barn dance
Thursday Evening Quiz 
Friday Evening 18:30 Bring your dinner to the marquee and eat in company, with local R&B band.

On Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June, Dean's Ice Cream van will be visiting the rugby club for us to have cool refreshments after the ride. He will be there from about 3pm to 5pm, and may make it some other days also (but not Monday or Tuesday).  

Local Shops

The Rugby Football Club is situated in the countryside but the shops, cafes and pubs in Corsham are less than a 3/4 mile away down a country lane. The larger town of Chippenham is only 5 miles away. Some local places include:

Londis small shop 0.7 miles  
Co-op supermarket 0.8 miles  
Boots Pharmacy 0.8 miles  
Domino's Pizza 0.8 miles  
Washing Well Launderettes 0.9 miles  
Corsham Hardware (Camping gas) 0.9 miles Web link
Sainsbury's Supermarket A350 3 miles  
Aldi A350 3 miles  
B&Q towards Chippenham 3.5 miles  
Tesco Supermarket Chippenham 5 miles  
Millets Chippenham 5 miles  
Halfords Chippenham (Batteries) 5 miles  
D & J's Solar & DC Leisure Supplies, Chippenham 5 miles  
Allington Farm Shop, (Camping gas, batteries), Chippenham 5 miles Web Link
BCH Camping and Leisure Trowbridge 11 miles  

Corsham Tourist Information

Sharon and all the town council, and the staff at the Corsham Tourist Office, have been most helpful in planning and organising the rally. They are responsible for much in the welcome pack you will receive when you arrive. The Corsham Tourist Office's web site is here.

FAQs

This list be expanded as we receive more questions.

Question Answer
What is the earliest I can arrive on site? 10am on Saturday 28th May
Will there be spare copies of the cue sheets at the rally? No - you must print your own copies of the rides cue sheets
Will the site be manned throughout the day? Not guaranteed – it is possible that no one will be on-site during the day, so you are highly recommended to secure your valuables and spare tandems/bicycles.
Are there any electric hook-ups available?

None. But there are USB and electric bike charging stations and mains power points in the clubhouse and in the marque. The clubhouse will be locked overnight and opened first thing in the morning. See: Site Services Information

Are portable generators allowed? No
Is the site level? Yes
Is there a motorhome service point? No - you will need to bring a container to get fresh water from the taps to your pitch, and a separate container to move grey water to the hedges.
How do I dispose of chemical toilet waste? We are hiring a dedicated tank for disposal of toilet waste. Do not empty portable toilets in the rugby club as they have a septic tank and chemical toilet waste would cause problems.
Are BBQs allowed? No BBQs on the grass area at all. On Friday evening you may use your own off-ground BBQ on the paved area next to the clubhouse.
Is there a fridge/freezer available? There will be a fridge available for individuals to use, and some access to a freezer for freezer blocks. Bring your own freezer blocks and make sure they are marked with your name.
Where can I wash dishes? We are setting up an outdoor sink (cold tap only) for washing up.
Car parking For those staying on site please park on the right hand side of your pitch as you look at it from the drive ways. For offsite people there is a small car park area for about 15 cars but please make sure plenty of room is left for emergency vehicles to the campsite and club house. Also we need to leave room for staff, caterers and the bands etc. There is some additional parking at a small car park a few hundred metre to the west of the site.

 

Ordnance Survey maps for rides

Linda has kindly prepared this summary of which maps are used on each ride.

Route Distance Day Elevation OS173 OS172 OS163 OS183 OS184
Orientation Ride 18.2 miles Saturday +605 ft y        
East Short 26.7 miles Sunday +1092 ft y        
East Medium 39.2 miles Sunday +1319 ft y        
East Long 56.8 miles Sunday +1782 ft y        
Velocio 16 miles Monday   y        
South Short 34.2 miles Tuesday +1588 ft y     y**  
South Medium 50.6 miles Tuesday +2496 ft y     y  
South Long 66.3 miles Tuesday +3303 ft y     y y***
North Short 32.5 miles Thursday +1201 ft y y      
North Medium 48.6 miles Thursday +1711 ft y y      
North Long 65.7 miles Thursday +2234 ft y y y*    
West Short 33.7 miles Friday +2032 ft y y      
West Medium 47.9 miles Friday +2571 ft y y      
West Long 64.7 miles Friday +3303 ft y y      
      Shorts y y   y**  
      Mediums y y   y  
      Longs y y y* y y***
  • * OS163 - North Long - only needed for 3 squares with following co-ords in bottom left corner of each square: 010950 / 020950 / 020960

  • ** OS183 - South Short - only needed for an approx A5 landscape sized section of the top right corner (larger area required for South Medium & Long)

  • *** OS184 - South Long - only needed for an approx A5 landscape sized section of the top left corner

Routes and Places Viewable and Downloadable

The following is the list of rides with maps showing the ride with statistics and places of interest on the routes. If you click on the ride it will show that ride on a map with height profile and more information and places of interest on the route. It also provides you with a link to download the route GPX and route sheets..

At the end of the rides list there are links to be able to download the complete set of GPX files and route sheets as well as show all of the rides on a map. (All rides on a map).

Only those booked for the event and logged into the website will be able to access these. The system checks for this using your website login account's email address and this needs to match up with your rally booking. If you want a second person to be able to access, let us know their email address once they have setup a website login account.

If there are a few updates to rides - we'll keep you informed on the tcn2022 news page at: https://tandem-club.org.uk/news?group=tcn2022 and shown at the top of this page. You can set the news system to give you email alerts if any news is added and you can add news items as well.

28/05/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.431, -2.17044
Ride length: 29 km
Ride ease: Easy
This short ride incorporates some lovely local viewpoints and will give you an idea of what's in the local area, including historic buildings, pretty villages, supermarkets, pubs, eateries, local shops and leisure facilities.
29/05/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4311, -2.17132
Ride length: 43 km
Ride ease: Easy
This ride passes through the pretty little village of Biddestone with its village green and picturesque duck pond, before continuing through the historic market town of Chippenham. From there, you'll take the old railway path to Calne. Although definitely passable (we did it at its muddiest on our t ...
29/05/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4311, -2.17132
Ride length: 63 km
Ride ease: Average
This ride passes through the pretty little village of Biddestone with its village green and picturesque duck pond, before continuing through the historic market town of Chippenham. From there, you'll take the old railway path to Calne. Although definitely passable (we did it at its muddiest on our t ...
29/05/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4311, -2.17132
Ride length: 91 km
Ride ease: Hard
This ride passes through the pretty little village of Biddestone with its village green and picturesque duck pond before continuing through the historic market town of Chippenham. From there you'll take the old railway path to Calne. Although definitely passable (we did it at its muddiest on our tan ...
29/05/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4613, -2.09908
Ride length: 1 km
Ride ease: Easy
This is an optional route diversion for all three TCN 2022 East routes (Short, Medium & Long) for those wishing to avoid a narrow zig-zag path up onto the North Wiltshire Rivers Cycleway. It is referenced on the route sheets at instruction 24.
29/05/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4493, -2.06118
Ride length: 5 km
Ride ease: Easy
This is an optional route diversion for all three TCN 2022 East routes (Short, Medium & Long) for those wishing to avoid a section of cyclepath between Chippenham and Calne that may be muddy if its been particularly wet recently. It is referenced on the route sheets at instruction 28, and replaces t ...
31/05/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4312, -2.17162
Ride length: 106 km
Ride ease: Hard
This ride initially heads for Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire with a rich industrial heritage. Shortly after passing through Trowbridge you'll loop out to the east through a number of Wiltshire villages before arriving in Bratton where you'll take the fabulous climb up on to the Wessex Ridg ...
31/05/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4311, -2.1708
Ride length: 55 km
Ride ease: Easy
Today's ride initially heads for Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire with a rich industrial heritage. You'll then continue south to the village of Rudge before heading north through a number of lovely villages including Beckington, Rode and Farleigh Hungerford, before arriving in the historic t ...
31/05/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4312, -2.17162
Ride length: 81 km
Ride ease: Average
Today's ride initially heads for Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire with a rich industrial heritage. You'll then continue south to the famous Longleat Estate where you may spot an interesting animal or two from the national cycle routes that pass through - outside of the enclosures of course!! ...
31/05/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.3414, -2.20154
Ride length: 2 km
Ride ease: Easy
This is an optional route diversion for all three TCN 2022 South routes (Short, Medium & Long) for those wishing to avoid a section of canal towpath and the one-way system in Trowbridge. It is referenced on the route sheets at instruction 14, and replaces the instructions from 14 through to 21.
02/06/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4311, -2.17137
Ride length: 106 km
Ride ease: Hard
This ride passes through the pretty little village of Biddestone with its village green and picturesque duck pond, before heading on to the quintessentially English village of Castle Combe which has featured regularly as a film location including The Wolf Man, War Horse and the original Dr Doolittle ...
02/06/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4311, -2.17137
Ride length: 78 km
Ride ease: Average
This ride passes through the pretty little village of Biddestone with its village green and picturesque duck pond, before heading on to the quintessentially English village of Castle Combe which has featured regularly as a film location including The Wolf Man, War Horse and the original Dr Doolittle ...
02/06/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4311, -2.17137
Ride length: 52 km
Ride ease: Easy
This ride passes through the pretty little village of Biddestone with its village green and picturesque duck pond, before heading on to the quintessentially English village of Castle Combe which has featured regularly as a film location including The Wolf Man, War Horse and the original Dr Doolittle ...
03/06/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.431, -2.17047
Ride length: 54 km
Ride ease: Easy
On this ride you'll initially head south to the historic town of Bradford on Avon, with its beautiful waterways and spectacular 14th century tithe barn, one of the oldest in England. From here, you'll head west along the Kennet & Avon Canal. After leaving the canal at Avoncliff Aquaduct , you'll pas ...
03/06/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4311, -2.17148
Ride length: 77 km
Ride ease: Average
On this ride you'll initially head south to the historic town of Bradford on Avon, with its beautiful waterways and spectacular 14th century tithe barn, one of the oldest in England. From here, you'll head west along the Kennet & Avon Canal. After leaving the canal at Avoncliff Aquaduct , you'll pas ...
03/06/2022
Location: Corsham Rugby Club
Postcode: SN13 9QG
Map Reference: 51.4311, -2.17135
Ride length: 104 km
Ride ease: Hard
On this ride you'll initially head south to the historic town of Bradford on Avon, with its beautiful waterways and spectacular 14th century tithe barn, one of the oldest in England. From here, you'll head west along the Kennet & Avon Canal. After leaving the canal at Avoncliff Aquaduct , you'll pas ...

The ability to download all the rides, by a member, in a zip file will be available once the rides have been published here.

 

15 random places within 30 km of the area are given below. Click on the title above to see all places and for more info

Note the ride maps show all of the places on routes as icons on the maps.

Full place listing.

Id: 4369

Category: food/pub

Map Reference: 51.42768, -2.18348

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 6717

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 51.63642, -2.16013

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 3847

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 51.63459, -2.42821

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 696

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 51.63862, -2.16149

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Added by: Lester Evans

Id: 4364

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 51.43168, -2.18672

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 3782

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 51.34166, -2.25193

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 6719

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 51.46962, -2.15082

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 77

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 51.26599, -2.28697

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 627

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 51.68125, -2.35425

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Added by: Lester Evans

Id: 14

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 51.23975, -2.38774

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 443

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 51.49281, -2.22834

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Added by: Terry Barnaby

Id: 726

Category: food/gardenCentre

Map Reference: 51.1796, -2.19101

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 4201

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 51.48938, -2.41824

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Added by: Terry Barnaby

Id: 3775

Category: food/pub

Map Reference: 51.26521, -2.24678

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 3780

Category: food/pub

Map Reference: 51.33038, -2.26809

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

15 random places within 30 km of the area are given below. Click on the title above to see all places and for more info

Note the ride maps show all of the places on routes as icons on the maps.

Full place listing.

Id: 2318

Category: interest/historic

Map Reference: 51.26367, -2.1469

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 850

Category: interest/house

Map Reference: 51.18579, -2.2744

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 3822

Category: interest/church

Map Reference: 51.58074, -2.33596

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 2328

Category: interest/historic

Map Reference: 51.62656, -2.36675

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 6997

Category: interest/misc

Map Reference: 51.43634, -2.00771

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Added by: Linda Stinchcombe

Id: 5349

Category: interest/museum

Map Reference: 51.32078, -2.20934

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 3851

Category: interest/industrial

Map Reference: 51.33891, -2.28239

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 2351

Category: interest/historic

Map Reference: 51.67449, -2.09886

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 6918

Category: interest/church

Map Reference: 51.32466, -2.08679

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Added by: Linda Stinchcombe

Id: 7054

Category: interest/historic

Map Reference: 51.58387, -2.09803

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Added by: Linda Stinchcombe

Id: 7076

Category: interest/house

Map Reference: 51.38626, -2.36866

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Added by: Linda Stinchcombe

Id: 5093

Category: interest/historic

Map Reference: 51.38107, -2.3596

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 4383

Category: interest/historic

Map Reference: 51.315, -2.28793

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 7009

Category: interest/historic

Map Reference: 51.35249, -1.99556

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Added by: Linda Stinchcombe

Id: 89

Category: interest/historic

Map Reference: 51.42972, -2.29438

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

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