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

15/09/2019 Shropshire and Staffordshire
Start Location:     Broad Street, Short Stay Car Park, Stafford, ST16 2DE  (at the side of Wilco's)
Start Date/Time:  15th September 2019,  10am prompt (we will be at the car park from 9:30am)
Toilets:                 Near car park
Lunch:                 Fletcher's Garden Centre, Stone Rd, Eccleshall, Stafford ST21 6JY
Length of Ride:    33 miles
A lot of the 33 mile ride will be traffic free on paths, tow paths and using the old railway line from Gnosall to Stafford.  We will be stopping at Fletchers Garden Centre for lunch.  We have been here a couple of times before and they always look after us well, however, we do need to pre-order our lunches so please contact us for a menu  and then please email Rodney and Elizabeth ( using ) with your choices if you are able to join us.
Contact: Viv and Andrew Woodroffe Email:
20/10/2019 Shropshire and Staffordshire
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17/11/2019 Shropshire and Staffordshire
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The August picnic ride from Audlem to Beeston Castle was enjoyed by 5 tandems. Despite a variable weather forecast we set off from Audlem on a cloudy but dry day and this continued for the rest of the ride. A mostly flat route was very welcome after the Ludlow hills in July. Beeston Castle was a great stop for the picnic with picnic benches available and the cabin serving hot and cold drinks. Andrew even got to practise his puncture repair skills as we had picked up a thorn just before the stop but had managed to roll in just as the tyre totally deflated. On the way back we then had an additional stop at Overwater Marina for a final drink and a slice of cake, though of course you can't have bakewell tart without a bit of ice cream. The additional stop pushed our mileage up to 40 miles but as most of them were flat it didn't matter.
6 tandems started from Newport in glorious sunshine, the temperature was a little chilly to start though some braver souls did opt for shorts. They were justified as it soon warmed up and after a few hills everyone started removing layers. Robert and Wendy joined us en-route to make 7 tandems rolling into Hungersheath tearoom for a well deserved lunch. We were very well looked after making it hard to get started again, but we were soon trundling up a few more hills on our way back to Newport (we still can't work out how it seemed to be uphill going there and uphill going back). A challenging but very enjoyable ride in great weather and even better company.
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