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Henry Dieudonne-Demaria2024-04-09 14:09:58Yorkshire

Hello everyone,

Henry Dieudonne-Demaria2024-04-09 14:11:51Yorkshire

Apologies if this isn't the right place to post, but we're Yorkshire tandem riders based in Hebden Bridge, and we are looking to give away our vintage tandem to someone who will ride, appreciate and care for her https://tandem-club.org.uk/forSale?cmd=view&id=1215

Henry Dieudonne-Demaria2024-04-09 14:13:09Yorkshire

the advert and photos are on the 'for sale' board, and I'm happy to answer any questions/chat about old tandems. as I say, it's a case of free to a good home

Henry Dieudonne-Demaria2024-04-09 14:16:39Yorkshire


Ian and Lisa Warren2024-04-24 20:33:01Taunton
April 2024 Report
April 2024 Report

After months of rain, the Taunton Group had a sunny ride in Devon on the Granite Way from Okehampton Station.  As the organiser I can take no credit for the brilliant route which was stolen from Jack Thurstons lovely book, Lost Lanes West - P.181, Violets and Viaducts.   All I did was reverse the route so the pub come up at the right time. 

After coffee at the Pump and Pedal we divided into two groups of four tandems.  The sensible group cycled there and back to the pub at Lydford.  (If you reverse the route does that make it back and there?); the hard core cycled 32 gruelling miles of tiny lanes and beautiful woods bursting forth with new leaves.  We all met in Lydford for a Beef Wellington, looked like beef, had the texture of a wellington, and then cycled back to Okehampton as a group.  What fun!

James and Liz

Tracey Smith2024-05-26 06:23:23TandemClub

Hi, we have a 1200k Audax in September starting from Deventer in NL. Would any members, especially NL members know the best way to use the trains or any other method to get us and the Tandem from Rotterdam port to Deventer. We are currently at the ITR if possible to discuss this.

Tony Prichard2024-05-26 08:36:59tci2024

Update on Janet. Following her fall last night we attended hospital in Goes. She has broken her cheek and we have an appointment with the Maximo facial consultant on Monday

Eugene Kertzman2024-05-26 21:46:23tci2024
Monday 27th Update

Good morning Campers,

Today (Monday) will take you onto the Rammekes Route:

Day 2. Middelburg - Rammekes Ride IDs: 863, 860, 861

Free tour of the Cheese Farm Schellach, https://schellach.nl/,
Prooijenseweg 26, 4333 KD Middelburg – Tours will happen on demand from 10:30 when there are enough in a group, some waiting around might be required. There is also a self-guided tour (follow the footsteps on the ground) and a milking viewing platform, cheese making window,  play meadow and terrace. The shop sells locally produced cheese and other products.

Please remember to book your meal for Friday today (Monday) with reception, thee will be one free drink on arrival (tap beer, glass of wine or a soft drink)

Nothing specific organised for the evening although the beach volleybal is available for anyone who fancies organising a game!

Have a good day,

The Veere Rally Team


Phil Harmer2024-05-27 07:21:45tci2024

In case you didn't know , the ferry does not run on Mondays nor Fridays

Eugene Kertzman2024-05-27 20:48:53tci2024
Tuesday 28th May update

Good morning,


today (Tuesday) will take us to Goes.

Day 3. Noord & Zuid Beveland (Goes) Ride ID: 851, 852, 850

The tandem games will not hapoen on Tuesday night now due to the weather firscast benig quite rainy. We hope to do these on Wednesday evening.

Hopefully you have all booked your meal choice for Friday?

Have a good ride!

The Veere Rally Team

Tony Prichard2024-05-28 14:35:27tci2024

Janet has had her operation and is back on the campsite. All went well.

Eugene Kertzman2024-05-28 19:51:29tci2024

Good morning Campers,

Today (Wednesday) is a Day off, no route planned but we suggest a ride to Veere (use the cycle/pedestrian) ferry across the lake. We have the community hall booked in the centre of Veere from 12:30 till 16:00 hrs (any time in between) and you are welcome to pop in for a social time with free coffee, tea or fruit juice and traditional Zeeuwse bolus. We also have a number of traders showing off their tandems and garments. You are welcome to bring a picnic and sit in or outside. The address is:

De Korenmaat, Kerkstraat 6, 4351 AK in Veere. From 12:30 – 16:30 hrs

In attendance will be:

  • Staerk Bikes - www.staerk-bikes.nl tandem manufacturer
  • Sports basics https://www.sportsbasics.nl/ – cycling under garments
  • Livecycles.Bike – bike builders from Haarlem
  • brandz-bikes.com/

End of rally meal on Friday - Contrary to a rumour going round there are still places available for most time slots, which are: 16:00 hrs, 18:00 hrs & 20:00 hrs.

The Weere Rally Team

Eugene Kertzman2024-05-28 20:10:47tci2024
Tandem Games

Tandem Games

Tandem Games will start at 19:30 and will be held on the strip of grass that is between the surfing toilet block (nearest one to the rally marquee on pitch 918) and the lake. Competitors and audience welcome!

Eugene Kertzman2024-05-29 20:34:07tci2024
Day 4 Rides

Good Morning Tandem Campers,

Today's (Thursday) rides will take us across the Oosterschelde Dam to Schouwen-Duiveland. The whole area of Zeeland was very badly flooded in 1953 and many people died. As a results the Delta works were started and the Dam is one of the many measures put in place. For those doing the extension from Zierikzee, you will be able to visit the 1953 Watersnood Museum in Ouwerkerk (https://watersnoodmuseum.nl/).

You will also have the pleasure of cycling across the Zeeland Brug, 5km long to get you back to Zuid Beveland!

4. Oosterschelde Dam & Schouwen-Duiveland, Ride ID: 866, 885, 864

Evening: informal gathering, you are welcome to bring any
tandem related items to try and sell or recycle
(marquee) from 19:00 onwards or come and talk to Neil about the excellent mapping tools on the Tandem Club website.

Janet Pritchard is feeling a lot better now and is just a bit tired!

The Veere Rally Team

Eugene Kertzman2024-05-30 18:03:57tci2024
Friday - last rally day!

Good morning Rally Campers!

I hope you enjoyed your visit to Schouwen Duivenland and the new tandem game: cycling across a bridge in a straight line for 5km!

Day 5 (Friday) will take us along the coast on Walcheren to Domburg and towards Vlissingen. Don't forget your voucher for your free icecream at the IJsboerderij De Koehoorn, https://dekoehoorn.nl/ijsboerderij/ If you do the short after 22.6 km you have to turn right (at knooppunt 46), if you do medium you will pass it at 47.1 or long at 76 km. There is a marked map in the tent.

In the evening will be the end of rally meal, hopefully you will all have booked in for one of the sittings. You can get your first drink free from the bar, this is a tap beer, a glass of wine or a soft drink. At 19:30 there will be a interlude for a couple of short speeches. You are all welcome to join in for that.

The Veere Rally Team

Neil Wheadon2024-05-30 23:17:51tci2024
Ice Cream on Friday
Ice Cream on Friday

Here's the ice cream stop on Friday

https://tandem-club.org.uk/rides?cmd=view&id=873 LONG at 76km

https://tandem-club.org.uk/rides?cmd=view&id=872 MEDIUM at 48km

https://tandem-club.org.uk/rides?cmd=view&id=871 SHORT at 23km

Map enclosed, have a lovely final ride

     Neil, Eugene and Phil

Eugene Kertzman2024-05-31 07:49:37tci2024
Ice cream farm opening time

Just to confirm that the icecream farm is open all day contrary to what it says on their website! 😀 Sunshine is on its way!

Neil Wheadon2024-06-04 19:59:17tci2024
Rides and adding pictures


I've tidied up all the rides from Veere and added 6 pictures to each, an example is at https://tandem-club.org.uk/rides?cmd=view&id=872

There were 2 bits of feedback from Veere. Firstly that the rides weren't in any particular order, this will hopefully be addressed. It's to do with the numbering system. Basically when you enter a ride it gets a unique number, this cannot be changed, but we've thought of a workaround. Secondly the naming convention needed thought about and as you may see I have altered all the names now. This will be looked at for fture events.

I have also created 5 galleries, so for example the one for the Friday medium ride is at https://tandem-club.org.uk/showcase?cmd=view&group=&id=145 The system is clever enough that these galleries can be linked to the ride which I've done. Even better all the galleries for an event also appear in the ride, so it's  agreat historical record.

Now everyone can add a gallery, all you have to do is create one and add you pictures. It would be great if folks can create a gallery for the short and long routes and maybe add any others to the medium ride. This further helps anyone using these routes in future as people do

Finally, I showed about 10 people the Rides database in detail ad all were surprised just how much was in there and the functionality. I'm the first to admit the interface is tricky at first (an upgrade is coming) but once in there, there is a lot of good stuff, check out 'published rides' The easiest way in, is to use the search button right at the top, type in a place or even a name of a popular tourist attraction (English Heritage/NT for example, scroll to the bottom and hit the hyperlink, that will get you started

Thanks again to Eugene who did all the admin as well as Phil and don't forget Tony


Ian and Lisa Warren2024-06-08 17:56:42Taunton
May 2024 Report
May 2024 Report

The May ride of the Taunton group was blessed with a glorious sunny day after a real downpour the previous day. Arriving at Fordmore Farm Shop and Cafe in Cullompton, it was evident that everyone was keen to fuel up on coffee.
Once assembled in the car park and the obligatory photo call, we set off at a good pace with 9 tandems and 5 solos on a circular route along some beautiful East Devon lanes. The ride was led by Ed and Gary with Mike being the sweeper up. Soon Mike called in to Ed to say that someone’s battery had been left behind but they were able to catch up shortly afterwards. The route took us through the hamlet of Mutterton then Clyst Hydon and Talaton villages. 

 A coffee stop at Escot House was most welcome. This is the family home of the Kennaway family and the Wildwood Enterprise visitor attractions. 
The route headed east and then north passing through the villages of Feniton, Payhembury and Luton. Gradually climbing there were views of Dartmoor followed by a descent back to our start point. The route also had some challenging road conditions due to the farmyard debris and evident water run-off from the fields. The narrow lanes were not too busy but good weather does bring out the motorists and tractors with trailers too. 

We arrived back for a well-earned lunch. There was an additional 10 mile loop organised by Jeff and Vicky afterwards but most were satisfied with the 28 miles of mixed terrain, some having made journeys from Torbay and Bristol to join us. 

Ed and Gary

Phil Harmer2024-06-22 19:54:12TandemClub
Final bookings for Alnwick rally by Sunday 30th June please

The rally bookings and T-shirt / hoodie bookings for TCN2024 will be closed on Sunday 30th June.  No further bookings will be accepted after that date.

If you have not paid, please do so by 30th June.