The Tandem Club


Organisers Contact: Vivienne Woodroffe, Tel: 01630 658572, Email:

This is a Tandem Club regional group.

2018-08-11 00:00:00ShropshireandStaffordshire
!2th August 2018

Due to a poor weather forecast the decision has been made to cancel the ride out from Market Drayton on Sunday 12th August.

Vivienne Woodroffe2019-06-25 09:08:18ShropshireandStaffordshire
August Date change

Please note the date for the August group ride has changed from the 11th to Sunday 4th of August due to a clash of dates

Vivienne Woodroffe2019-09-06 18:03:40ShropshireandStaffordshire
September ride

Due to road closures in Stafford on 15th September the ride will now start from Market Drayton.  Full details in the whats on section.

17/11/2019 Shropshire and Staffordshire
For the November 17th ride we will be starting at Newport and riding to the Tickled Trout tea rooms at Loynton Fisheries (full details below).  This will be a 27 mile ride and will be the last ride of 2019 so it would be great if you could make it.  We do need to pre-order our lunch once again so please contact us for a menu if you intend to join the ride.  Meal choices need to be received  by Thurs 14th November.
As usual, if the weather is too dangerous to ride, we will still meet up at the lunch stop for a catch up.
Start Location:     Stafford Street, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7LT
Start Date/Time:  17th November 2019,  10am prompt (we will be at the car park from 9:30am)
Toilets:                 At car park 
Lunch:                 12:00pm, Tickled Trout Tea Room, Loynton Fisheries, Staffordshire, ST20 OQA
Length of Ride:    27 miles
Contact: Andrew and Viv Woodroffe Tel: 07948685244 Email:
15/12/2019 Shropshire and Staffordshire
This year's Tandem Club Christmas Lunch is on the 15th December, meeting at 12:30pm for the meal at 1pm.  We will be going to the Old Rectory which is a lovely small hotel in Wem so reasonably central for us all.  If you would like to join the festivities please request a menu from the email address below.  Meals have to be pre ordered by 30th November
The cost is £15.95 for 2 courses or £18.95 for 3 courses and once you indicate that you will be attending, I will send details of how you can pay in advance.  That will just leave you to settle your bar bill on the day.
Contact: Viv and Andrew Woodroffe Tel: 07948685244 Email:
19/01/2020 Shropshire and Staffordshire
The January ride will be a little shorter than usual and will star from the leaders home in Market Drayton.  Soup, cakes, biscuits etc will be available at the end of the ride.   Contact: Viv and Andrew Woodroffe Tel: 07948685244 Email:
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4 tandems set out from Wem for the October ride and we were joined by Robert and Wendy along the route to the Wharf Tavern for lunch. Autumn is now well under way but the weather was mostly good but a little chilly. We did have a slight shower soon after starting but the later sunshine made up for it. Lunch at the Wharf was great, a big square table enabled all 10 of us to join in the conversation which mainly seemed to be discussing Joss and Helen's sanity in planning to do the Coast to Coast next a day!!! To even think about doing 150 miles of very hilly riding in one day is worthy of respect. Karen was kept busy tackling her very large Ploughman's Lunch, her plate contained enough to feed the ploughman and his extended family, the rest of us had time to order and eat dessert whilst she ploughed (groan) away.
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Well despite the late change of start location, we had a good turnout for September's ride from Market Drayton to Eccleshall.  6 tandems and a solo set out on a dry and reasonably warm day and we were met part way by Robert and Wendy to make it 7 tandems and a solo riding to Fletchers Tea Room at Eccleshall.  Thanks to Rodney and Elizabeth for taking care of all the lunch arrangements which ensured we were all well fed and watered ready for the return trip to Market Drayton.  As we live close to the route end we thought it only polite to invite those who were not rushing off to join us for tea and cake to finish off a lovely ride. 
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