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Peter Hobson2020-10-09 23:29:12Humberside

Be off on a ride on Sunday 11 Oct 2020.Departing from the pub in Winteringhm (DN15 9NE) at 1030. heading up towards South ferriby, Turning right down through Horkstow, Saxby and Bronby to Elsham and in to Brigg for a coffee. before coming back via Broughton and Appleby, 26 miles. anyone wishingto join us is more than welcome. Pete and Lyn

John Watkins Taylor2020-10-10 12:55:39WestMidlands

August Ride. 4 tandem crews met up in Worcester Country Park on a day that had promised to be hot, so we were all quite glad about the cloud cover. Our ride leaders Martyn and Heather led us through a maze of cycle ways and out into the countryside towards the lovely town of Pershore, where we all had coffee in the garden of a café. We then headed north to Oddingley before turning south back towards Worcester just as the sun started to put in an appearance and things rapidly heated up. Back at the Country Park 3 couples had their lunch on a picnic bench and all agreed it had been a lovely ride.

Peter Hobson2020-10-11 19:41:40Humberside

On the 11th October 2020, Peter & Lyn Hobson met Derek & Wendy Perry had agreed to meet in the small village of South Ferriby. 3 miles from the Humber Bridge. This was the first meeting of the Humberside Tandem Club. Both teams greeted each other with enthusiasm. Following greetings and introductions, some friendly banter between the two veterans the cycling got under way. Down the leafy lanes of Horkstow to the historic Roman village of Horkstow. One of the 5 low villages on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. South Ferriby, Horkstow. Saxby All saints, Bonby and Worlaby. The church in Hokstowe is a 12 Century church built by the Knights Templar. In 1797 a 4th century Roman mosaic, part of the Horkstow Roman villa, was first discovered three sections of a tessellated Roman mosaic pavement depicting Greek mythological figures were discovered by workmen in the grounds of Horkstow Hall. The pavement was taken to the British Museum in 1927 on permanent loan, but was transferred to the Hull and East Riding Museum in 1974. Historic folk associations with the Grange Inspired the Steeleye Span band name, and their album Horkstow Grange. Through Horkstow and on to Saxby All Saints. In 1897 a drinking fountain was erected at the centre of the village in to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Next comes the village of Bonby. In Mid 18century Bonby had a priory of Benedictine Monks. Next village along the route was Worlaby, In1066 Earl Harold the Viking was lord of he manor. Following this tour through History some refreshment was sought in Elsham Hall. Alas from here the teams separated, Derek and Wendy turning right and heading up Elsham hill home to Goxhill. Peter & Lyn went left and into the historic market town of Brigg. The area of present-day Brigg has been used for thousands of years as both a crossing point of the Ancholme and for access to the river itself. Prehistoric boats of sewn–built and dugout[5] construction have been found in the town, both dating to around 900 BC. A causeway or jetty also stood on the riverside during the late Bronze Age, although its exact use is uncertain. From Brigg it was a 20km ride along the Roman road of Ermine street. Through a sleepy Hamlet of Appleby and home to Winteringham.

Peter Hobson2020-10-11 19:45:45Lincoln

On the 11th October 2020, Peter & Lyn Hobson met Derek & Wendy Perry had agreed to meet in the small village of South Ferriby. 3 miles from the Humber Bridge. This was the first meeting of the Humberside Tandem Club. Both teams greeted each other with enthusiasm. Following greetings and introductions, some friendly banter between the two veterans the cycling got under way. Down the leafy lanes of Horkstow to the historic Roman village of Horkstow. One of the 5 low villages on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. South Ferriby, Horkstow. Saxby All saints, Bonby and Worlaby. The church in Hokstowe is a 12 Century church built by the Knights Templar. In 1797 a 4th century Roman mosaic, part of the Horkstow Roman villa, was first discovered three sections of a tessellated Roman mosaic pavement depicting Greek mythological figures were discovered by workmen in the grounds of Horkstow Hall. The pavement was taken to the British Museum in 1927 on permanent loan, but was transferred to the Hull and East Riding Museum in 1974. Historic folk associations with the Grange Inspired the Steeleye Span band name, and their album Horkstow Grange. Through Horkstow and on to Saxby All Saints. In 1897 a drinking fountain was erected at the centre of the village in to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Next comes the village of Bonby. In Mid 18century Bonby had a priory of Benedictine Monks. Next village along the route was Worlaby, In1066 Earl Harold the Viking was lord of he manor. Following this tour through History some refreshment was sought in Elsham Hall. Alas from here the teams separated, Derek and Wendy turning right and heading up Elsham hill home to Goxby Hill. Peter & Lyn went left and into the historic market town of Brigg. The area of present-day Brigg has been used for thousands of years as both a crossing point of the Ancholme and for access to the river itself. Prehistoric boats of sewn–built and dugout[5] construction have been found in the town, both dating to around 900 BC. A causeway or jetty also stood on the riverside during the late Bronze Age, although its exact use is uncertain. From Brigg it was a 20km ride along the Roman road of Ermine street. Through a sleepy Hamlet of Appleby and home to Winteringham.

Peter Hobson2020-10-16 00:18:51Humberside

Humberside Tandem group will be heading out from Baysgarth Leisure Centre at Barton Upon Humer on Sunday 18 Oct 20 at 1030. heading out over the Humber bridge, up to Skidby Mill for a brew andaround through Little Weighton to Rowley and on to North Ferriby back over the Bridge to the start. 44.7 KM roughly 3 hours.

Peter Hobson2020-10-21 22:26:02Humberside

18 Oct 20, HTC met at the Baysgarth Leisure Centre. Derek & Wendy Perry and Pete & Lyn Hobson. A planned route to the northern lands, tother side of the big bridge. A non storming or pillaging ride. A ride of hospitality, to sample the water of Yorkshire and feast upon the cakes they had to offer. Befriend the locals and foster good relations in the northern territories. After a ride through the town of Barton upon Humber, we crossed the Humber Bridge. In to the east riding of Yorkshire. Skirting the edge of Kingston upon Hull and heading for the mill at Skidby. The roads where quiet, but lots of cars and walkers had parked up and where taking in the local beauty walking spots. The first part up to the mill at Skidby was slightly uphill. A stop at the mill café was a welcome break after a short uphill section. However, what has been a real nice café in the past was not today. Having waited for 20 mins for a waitress to take our order 45 mins later we where still awaiting for our snack and drink. They never came we left. And went to another local café a few kms up the road. Who where more than happy to serve us . leaving the cafe took us up the hill to the high point of the route, if it was a nice clear day, we may well have been able to see Lincoln Cathedral. A nice longish down hill section followed where we could feel the wind in our hair. Before coming back to the bridge through North Ferriby and along the south bank of the Humber Estuary. A real nice ride with some real nice views.

Derek Perry2020-10-25 19:26:50Humberside

Sun was out and the wind was blowing so we managed a cheeky 26 mile round robin ride around the hills of North Lincolnshire. Anybody who thinks this area is flat has never ridden up the 17.5% gradient at Bonby. The trusty Dawes managed it (just) and we live to fight another day.

Stephen Webb2020-10-25 21:53:09LA
Lancashire and Cumbria Group Zoom

Thanks to everyone in the Lancashire and Cumbria Group for keeping me up to date with their tandem activities and sending photos. If anyone in the group would like to join in next Sunday's Zoom session (November 1st, 7:30PM) then drop me an email for details.

Thanks, Stephen

Email stephen.webb001@gmail.com

Ian and Lisa Warren2020-10-28 20:24:20Taunton
October 2020 Report
October 2020 Report

Well. How do you organise a tandem ride with 12 tandems that can only cycle in groups of three?  Some of them want to be challenged; some of them want to have a leisurely social; some are very fit and young; others are…….less fit and young.

This is how we did it.  Four routes were sent out by email.  They included a printable map showing the routes highlighted on an OS map and a GPX file.  The routes were called the Aliens - dark matter in their legs and fit, the Proletariat - hard working class of cyclist, the Intellectuals - need time to discuss matters, and the Lone Ranger - for the off the wall individual who needs an extreme challenge.  We all met at the lovely Cafe 360 in Bovey and very quickly sorted ourselves out into like-minded groups.  We all cycled up to Moretonhampstead in groups, fastest first and then returned to Bovey by the different routes.

I’m very grateful for the fact that the Taunton Group have a high proportion of good map readers and competent mechanics.  Their navigation skills were called on and everyone rose to the occasion, but no-one could salvage Andy’s car which was sadly collected by the RAC at the end of the ride.  I also want to recommend the OS app. which makes this sort of planning much easier.

I think everyone enjoyed it; I think everyone returned but sadly we weren’t able to have a group hug at the end cos’ of……you know what.

James & Liz Goodwin

 

Stephen Webb2020-11-09 14:12:50LA
November 'Virtual' Group Ride
November 'Virtual' Group Ride

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Lancashire and Cumbria Group 'Virtual' Tandem ride this weekend. Although we couldn't ride alongside each other we kept in touch via WhatsApp on our individual rides.  Hope it isn't too long before we are back riding together.

Stephen

Stephen Webb2020-11-11 21:25:26LA
Lancashire and Cumbria Group Christmas Quiz

In lieu of our festive lunch this year we are holding a Christmas Quiz on Sunday 13 December at 16:00.  Simon and Hayley have offered to organise it.  Further details from Simon, email s53brown@gmail.com.  It will be a fun filled afternoon :-)

Peter Hobson2020-12-09 22:54:10TandemClub

My wife and I, Have a Tandem called the White Rabbit. It is named after a loving bunny we have called Jester. Jester is a 18 Month old, Continental Giant, Red eyed White rabbit. He was born on the 01 April, Hence the name Jester. For charity Jester has had a Children's book published. Entitled Jester's 1st Christmas. it is available from Amazon. All money raised from the sale of the book will go to Charity. The book can be obtained from amazon at the following link. https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwjY4qPfzsHtAhVK1O0KHcT1AvIYABAHGgJkZw&ae=2&sig=AOD64_0Xh1ug_rslEgf_sKQaXKtEXx5Lrw&ctype=70&q=&ved=2ahUKEwjyx5nfzsHtAhWUThUIHaNqDAIQ-pECegUIAhDHAg&adurl=

Stephen Webb2020-12-14 13:34:22LA
Festive Quiz

19 members from the Lancashire and Cumbria Group took part in our Festive Quiz organised by Simon and Hayley.  Surprisingly, we all found the bike logos round quite difficult!  A great time was had by all and a big thanks to Simon and Hayley for organising it.  Lockdown Tiers permitting, we will get back together in early 2021.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Peter Hobson2020-12-15 13:24:43Humberside

TC Humberside Region Club Christmas Quiz Numbers and words, the numbers remain but the words have been removed with the first letter of the word remains. For instance.

6 T in the S N. = 6 teams in the 6 Nations.

There will be a small prize for the winner. E-Mail or post answers back closing date 31 Dec 20.

1. 12 D of C
2. 20 T in the P L
3. 7 W of the A W
4. 101 D
5. 3 W M
6. 25 D in the A C
7. 6 G are L
8. 9 R in C
9. 12 P P
10. 12 M H W on the M
11. 3 B M
12. 52 C in a P
13. 24 H from T
14. 10 C R of a T
15. 60 Y of C S
16. 4 G that V S
17. 270 S on the U
18. 22 P on a M B
19. 26 L in the A
20. 40 Y in a R A
21. 22 T L D
22. 39 B in the O T
23. 6 F in a F
24. 6 B for a L J
25. 4 F of P
26. 225 S on a S B
27. 0 D of L at the E
28. 3 V on a T
29. 221 B B S S H A
30. 10 P for Q in S
31. 2 G A on the M S
32. 7 E in the H
33. 2 N to T
34. 13 at the L S
35. 4 G in a P
36. 1066 B of H
37. 59 the B L
38. 14 of F V D
39. 170 M C at D
40. 68 Y on the T for Q

Pauline Hayward2020-12-22 21:38:58Kent

Dear Friends,

We would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy and Healthy new year. We are hoping that we wil be able to ride as groups come the spring of 2021.  

We would like to say a big  thank you to Richard and Anne, Liz and Mark for Leading rides this year and putting on splendid refreshments. Also for Jim and Kate who had organised and was ready to lead a ride just as we went into our 2nd lockdown. So thank you for the work  and for the other tandems who turned up to make the ride enjoyable.

Best wishes to you all, and hope to see a few of you our on the nice winters day. 

Pauline and Cliff 

RO Kent

Pauline Hayward2020-12-22 21:52:47Kent

Dear Friends, We would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy and Healthy new year. We are hoping that we wil be able to ride as groups come the spring of 2021. We would like to say a big thank you to Richard and Anne, Liz and Mark for Leading rides this year and putting on splendid refreshments. Also for Jim and Kate who had organised and was ready to lead a ride just as we went into our 2nd lockdown. So thank you for the work and for the other tandems who turned up to make the ride enjoyable. Best wishes to you all, and hope to see a few of you our on the nice winters day. Pauline and Cliff RO Kent

Neil Wheadon2020-12-26 13:26:04TandemClub

If it's raining outside and you'd like something to do then why not add a few icons to the Tandem Club ride map. I've added over 1000 and the map is looking pretty good for the South West. Anything from teashops to Farm Parks to Ancient Monuments that can be visited for free. There really is nothing like this anywhere else and if every member did just 10 that map would look prety impressive and would be a fabulous thing. Go on you know you want to, brew a cup of tea, grab a mince pie and look at https://tandem-club.org.uk/rides?cmd=placeList. Just Shift/left click on the place, add a description and away you go. Any question, I'm about at Neil@Tandem-club.org.uk

Linda Jackson2020-12-28 16:54:45ThreeCounties
Update Three Counties Area
Update Three Counties Area

We're Linda and Mark and have recently offered to coordinate the rides and rekindle the Three Counties area of the Tandem Club.

We've been riding our Orbit Lightening Tandem seriously for just a few years and love it! We also enjoy riding our solo bikes, sportifs, leisure riding and touring.  If you see us out on our white and turquoise tandem, give us a wide berth in case we wobble when we return your friendly wave.

We thought this role would be a great opportunity to cycle and get to know fellow 'Tandemers' and explore new cycling routes, however, currently this opportunity comes with the added challenge that this region is in different tiers with restricitions on travel, exercising in groups, equally of note is that cafes, restaurants and pubs are also closed!

It is also paramount that we all remain safe and adhere to the guidelines.  We're trying to remain optimistic and thought we'd plan some dates for the New Year with the routes to be reviewed and confirmed two weeks before the ride.

Sunday 17th January: Meet at Pittville Pumprooms, East Approach Drive, Cheltenham GL523JE at 10am for 10.30am departure. There is a carpark, public toilets and cafe - opening of the cafe will be subject to local restrictions so please bring your own drinks and food. It will be approx 25 miles at steady pace around Cheltenham. Led by Linda and Mark

Sunday 21st February TBC

Sunday 21st March TBC

Sunday 18th April TBC

Sunday 16th May TBC

We are happy planning the first couple of rides as we all get to know one another but really keen that local members share their favourite rides and plan routes.

We currently have access to the regional data base and will use email to correspond with Three County members.  Details of the rides will also be on the Tandem Club website and extend a warm welcome to members from other areas.

Please confim your attendance in advance with the ride leaders.

We look forward to hearing from you and finding out more about your tandeming experiences!

Best wishes for 2021,

Linda and Mark Jackson

Terry Barnaby2020-12-30 08:51:57TandemClub
Website login

Note you can no longer login to the website using the generic Journal month based logins. This has been done for security reasons. You now need to have an individual user login on the website based on your email address. This can be setup using this link: https://tandem-club.org.uk/user?cmd=register

Ian and Lisa Warren2021-01-03 12:38:06Taunton
December 2020 Report
December 2020 Report

The Taunton Group’s Christmas ride was held on December 13th and started with socially distanced coffee and cake in the gazebo outside Mr Miles Tea Rooms in the High Street in Taunton.
Two groups of 3 tandems set off in different directions. Ian and Lisa had planned four routes but unfortunately the weather forecast was not encouraging and a few couples were deterred. On the day the weather wasn’t too bad – the first group headed out south-west from Taunton through Pitminster and West Buckland while the second group headed out north-west through Bradford-on-Tone and Bishops Lydeard. Upon return to Taunton several couples decided to have lunch and the staff at Mr Miles Tea Rooms obligingly found tables for us. 
The event was great in the circumstances, the two groups didn’t mingle and riding in small groups was quite acceptable, almost feeling normal. This year has been so different and rides have been organised to conform with the current regulations and have proved popular. The trophy for the couple attending the most events organised during the year was awarded to Rex and Hannah.
To include those unable to attend the ride we also held a Zoom Christmas Party on December 18th. Nick and Rachel planned it meticulously with a spectacular simultaneous switch on of Christmas lights, a magnificent firework display (complete with fire alarm!), a game of pontoon, a fancy dress competition and, being the Taunton Group, included community singing culminating in an unusual rendition of ‘Daisy Daisy’ to the tune of Auld Lang Syne (?).
What a year! Many thanks to all those who have supported the Taunton Group throughout this year – and special thanks to those who have agreed to lead rides in 2021.  
Lisa & Ian Warren