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.

20/10/2019 Shropshire and Staffordshire
For October's ride we are going to be starting in Wem and riding to the Wharf Tavern at Goldstone near Cheswardine (full details below).  The Wharf Tavern is a lovely canal side pub that does really good food.  We do need to pre-order our lunch so please contact us for a menu.
As usual, if the weather is not fit to ride we will still meet up at the Wharf Tavern for lunch and a catch up.
GPX of the route is available
Start Location:     High Street Car Park, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5NY
Start Date/Time:  20th October 2019,  10am prompt (we will be at the car park from 9:30am)
Toilets:                 At car park (you may need 20p to get in)
Lunch:                 12:00pm, Wharf Tavern, Goldstone, Shropshire TF9 2LP
Length of Ride:    32 miles
Contact: Viv and Andrew Woodroffe Tel: 07948685244 Email:
17/11/2019 Shropshire and Staffordshire
TBA Contact:
15/12/2019 Shropshire and Staffordshire
Christmas Social. No Ride Contact:
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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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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.
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