We have finished preparing the joining instructions, programme and routes for this year's National Rally.
A link to the webpage has been emailed to those booked on the rally. If you have not received the email, please contact the organisers using email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been working on making the website more mobile phone friendly. Its not complete yet, but hopefully most pages should display better on these devices.
You can now get an email sent to you with a link to the journal in audio MP3 form sent to you once Eifion has done his magic. Email email@example.com to set this up for you or you can set it up the next time you renew, there is a checkbox on the membership form.
The rally is being held in Bensheim, a small town in the south of Hessen, about 30k north of Heidelberg.The dates are 9/5/18-13/5/18. Arrival on the 9th and departure on the 13th with rides on the 10th, 11th and 12th. Participants can choose a long ride (80-100k), medium 60-80k or short 40-60k) The base is at the Allee Hotel :- firstname.lastname@example.org A double Europa room costs €540 for 4 nights inclusive of breakfast and the evening meal. Bookings are to be made direct to the hotel quoting Tandemtreffen 2018 The rally is being organised by Reiner and Marion Bünger and their email is :- TT2018@fam-buenger.de The German rallies are very social affairs and we thoroughly enjoyed last years, we have already booked for this one. E-mail Jane Taylor for more information.
Orange have discontinued their ‘freeserve’ and ‘fsnet’ email service so renewal reminders are not being delivered. If you had a freeserve or fsnet e-mail address which has been discontinued please let the renewals secretary know your new e-mail address. e-mail: email@example.com
The Tandem Club Twitter feed is now live. (from Friday 1 December)
The official Twitter "handle" or name for our account is:
So you need to go into your Twitter feed and search for that handle and then hit the "follow" button!
Include the hashtag '#tandem' in tweets - then you will be ale to see them immediately by searching for #tandem in the search bar and hitting latest on the menu bar
And if you're not yet on Twitter then here is a link to a simple guide to signing up. It really is easy and you get to choose who you want to follow so you won't be swamped with messages you don't want. https://support.twitter.com/articles/100990
Catch up with crew of MatildasMusings promoting the joys of #tandeming in a 15 minute chat on Out of Doors on BBC Radio Scotland.
We have the relevant audio clips extracted into a single file. Includes presenter Mark Stephen teaming up with my Captain Colin Calder for shot as Stoker - in place of regular Diane Lockhart.
Hope you enjoy! Listen here.
After many years we have been unable to re-new the member’s third party insurance cover. This has come about due to changes in U.K. law which changes the level of liability which needs to be covered. Please note that this cover is withdrawn immediately (25th. May 2017). Check your home insurance policy as you may find you are covered under that. Other member’s benefits remain unchanged.
Members: Please delete reference to insurance on any business cards you have as currently we are unable to offer this service.
Regalia Shop News
We have relaunched for 2017 three items in the clubs attractive modern design. Mudguard Decals, Car Windscreen Stickers and Metal Badges. These and other items are available at rallies or by post. Have a look in the Regalia Shop at all our Regalia items. There is a printable order form available for ordering by post or items can be purchased from the shop at rallies. Items can also be ordered for collection at rallies if previously paid for.
Thanks to Eifion Francis, we now have audio versions of the more recent Tandem Club Journals available on-line. These are in the members only area of the website so you will need to log in to access them. Once logged in they are available from the home page link Journals or directly at: https://tandem-club.org.uk/files/members/journals/. They are in MP3 format can be listened to directly or downloaded as a whole or by chapter.
The Club Shop has a special offer on cottered bottom bracket axles. Useful if you are restoring an older tandem.
Yesterday Dominic Irvine and Charlie Mitchell smashed the 50 years old tandem record of cycling non stop from Lands End to John O'Groats, setting a time of 45 hrs 11 mins and 2 seconds. Beating the original record by 5 hours. They completed this amazing achievement on an Orbit tandem supplied by JD Tandems.
We have changed the membership login to use the main website login boxes on the left hand side. For more info please see: /files/members.html
Do you have a Regional Officer in your area? If not, why not offer to be one?
Regional Officers act as a local point of contact for the area, welcome new members to the Club and circulate details of rides in the Region. They do not necessarily lead rides.
List of current Regional Officers. If your postcode is not represented and you would like further details about becoming the Regional Officer, please contact the Regional Officer Co-ordinator, Roger McNae
Wanted - Tandem Club treasurer. Our current treasurer would like to retire due to other commitments and we are seeking a replacement. Details of what is involved can be found below.
Details of the Club Treasurer's Job
Things may not be working fully yet, Please contact us at: the Tandem Club Web Group with any problems.