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




10/03/2019 Essex and East London
Start from Forget Me Not tearooms (Tom's Farm Shop) CO5 0QA. Tearooms are open 9am-4pm, please if possible patronise them since they have kindly let us use their car park. Lunch will be at Osea View Cafe CM9 4SA, exact route and ride length will be decided on the day dependant on weather etc. Les King is leading this ride, please let him know if you intend to cycle, preferably with a mobile number in case we need to postpone. Contact: Les King/ Gill Adams Tel: 07866321272 or 07890599840 Email:

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