The Tandem Club


Forum

Forums
List All Forums
Help

Account

Pictures

Great Oxendon
Great Oxendon

Forsale

Discussions

Discussion of anything related to Tandems. Opinions expressed on this discussion board are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the Tandem Club. Postings or extracts may be published in the Tandem Club Journal.
To add a response or post a new message you need to have an account and be logged in. You can get emails sent to you by enabling the Send Forum Emails tick box in your user preferences. Note you need to login to the website to add replies. See our help information here for more information.
You can add to this discussion using the entry box at the bottom of this page, when logged in.

Transporting a tandem

Wayne Thompson2017-06-07 19:38:30

Hi, I am taking part in a charity bike ride and have to transport a tandem to London for a ride back to Staffordshire. I was wondering if anyone has any advice/experience of travelling on London Midland trains, using a courier or van hire into Central London. Thanks

Monika Juergens2017-06-29 17:12:55

Not sure this helps:
I've so far always been able to get a tandem on a train when I tried (mostly Great Western), though sometimes it needed some persuasion of the staff.

Alternatively: I recently bought a tandem on Ebay and had it couriered from Flintshire to Oxfordshire using "Shiply" https://www.shiply.com. In case you're not familiar with Shiply (I wasn't): the way it works is that you post the details of what you want sent and couriers come back with offers. I think they can see what their competitors offered, so it becomes a sort of reverse bidding war. The first offers I received were over £100, but the cost seemed to settle down at about £50 and at that price I then had several couriers to choose from.

Andy Griffin2018-02-11 10:44:53

If you just need a bike or tandem, or anything else large posted, Paisley Frieght is quite good and very reasonable. I’ve used them several times. You book a slot for it to be collected, pay around £25-30 for a bike which must be boxed or well wrapped and that’s it. Sorry I can’t help with your problem but this info may come in useful sometime.