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Tandem Experience Festival *LINK*

Posted By: Peter & Sarah Bird
Date: 9 July 2008

Thanks to all from the Tandem Club who attended the Tandem Experience Festival over the last weekend, the weather was kind to us with showers only enough to cool us down! Attendance was good and great to see new tandem riders attending. We try to make the festival a time in the yearly calander event to meet up with people who own tandems and also for those who do not own to try out Tandems all alongside the Bishops Castle Tandem Triathlon.

The Triathlon began life from a discussion in a pub in Bishops Castle with Jonathan Walton and Adrian Penny (Bishops Castles GP)on how much fun a Tandem Triathlon could be and set it up 23 years ago. Adrian still plays a role in the organising and the dat input and committe is organised by the South Shropshire District Council who work with the local community which put in a lot of effort to make the Triathlon work.

The Tandem Experience supports the weekend by adding rides and manpower as well as marketing the event in total.

Next years event is on the 3rd to 5th July 2009 with camping available from Thursday to Sunday and 140 teams available for the Tandem Triathlon.

For a taster of what the 400 tandem riders did over the weekend - take a look at the official photographer website below

The Tandem Experience Festival & Tandem Triathlon

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