The Tandem Club


Essex and East London

Organisers Contact: Alan Peck, Tel: 01206395300, Email:

It is with regret that I have to pass on the news of Ken Saunders death.  He, together with his wife Margaret, were founder Regional Officers for the North Essex, South Suffolk area of the Tandem Club. He passed away on Tuesday 6th March after a return of his throat cancer. They had a tandem trike and were often to be seen out in the byways of Suffolk and farther afield, with their dog Lulu in a carrier behind. Ken was a great character, very friendly and with a good sense of humour, he will be sadly missed.


I have complied a list with the help of some members, that gives details of cycle friendly cafes and tea rooms where we like to stop in our area when we are out riding.   I thought this might be useful if you ever visit this part of the country and wanted to plan a ride in the lovely countryside.

If you are aware of any that we might have missed then please email me with details and I will add them to the list which can be found in the document section at the bottom of the  East London/Essex Region pages.

Hope you find it useful.

Vivienne Woodroffe

Also, I have found a very useful website,, which shows on a map cycle friendly cafes, country wide.

Alan Peck




12/05/2019 Essex and East London
Start from the free car park behind the Red Lion, the Street, East Bergholt CO7 6TB. Lunch tbc either Hilltop Garden Centre, Weeley CO16 9DP or Barn Cafe, Aingers Green CO7 8NJ, please let us know if you are interested in joining us on this ride so that we can finalise arrangements. Possible additional stop in Dedham on the return. A gpx file is available, or the route can be viewed via the following link       Contact: Alan & Sue Peck Tel: 07975858116 Email:

09/06/2019 Essex and East London
Contact: Alan & Wendy Baird Email:
14/07/2019 Essex and East London
Contact: Alan & Sue Peck Email:

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