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Carl Mattson2019-12-30 12:06:26tci2020

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Carl Mattson2019-12-30 14:19:01tci2020

After Salviac, France “ITR 2020”. My wife and I from the United States are riding to Bordeaux for a couple of days. Then by train up to Nantes and then riding along the Atlantic Velo Route 1 to the Spanish Boarder. We are planning to ride 50 k per day. That should give us time to enjoy the towns and country side. This is a Self Supported Ride. Come and Join along with us for any amount of days.

Carl Mattson2019-12-30 14:19:29tci2020

Carlmatt@aol.com

Ian and Lisa Warren2020-01-01 13:16:27Taunton
December 2019 Report
December 2019 Report

The Taunton group met at the Walnut Tree at North Petherton for their Christmas Meal and ride – a record number of 40 people attended the meal.  

The fancy dress/decorated tandem competition is always amazing. Rob and Sally stole the show dressed as oven ready turkeys. They cycled the 18 mile route and must’ve roasted! Other costumes included Christmas trees with flashing lights, reindeers, and of course Santa himself.

Coffee and biscuits is a great way to start then Ian led the ride with daughter-in-law Sarah as his stoker to provide much needed pedal power - Lisa had just had a replacement shoulder operation and will be back in action later in the year.  Heavy rain delayed the start but fortunately the sun came out as 14 tandems and 2 solos cycled to North Newton. We then continued across the levels and up the ‘steep’ hill into North Curry where we re-grouped.  From there we made our way to Burrowbridge and then alongside a very high River Parrett up to Huntworth and back to North Petherton.  A lovely ride with lots of friendly chatting and numerous comments from those watching us pass by.  Thanks must go to Richard and Michelle for keeping the group together.

The Christmas Meal was as good as always and it’s lovely to see so many people attend. The trophy for the most rides done in the year was awarded to Nick and Rachel who rode 9 out of the 11 rides in 2019, including the successful 100 mile Tour de Dartmoor weekend organised by Andy and Anita with help from Karl and Lisa. The Christmas quiz was won by Tim and Mary and Ian and Lisa were presented with gifts in appreciation of their work as Regional Officers.

 

Carl Mattson2020-01-02 05:30:04International

After the ITR 2020 in France Carl & Julie Mattson are riding to Bordeaux, staying two nights then going by train to Nantes.    We will then ride the Atlantic Route 1 to the Spanish Boarder for 18 days.  This is a self supported ride, 40-50km per day, no long range reservations, eat when we are hungary, sleep when we are tired, enjoy the towns, the sights and the sea side.  Tandems and single bikes are welcome to join us for as short or long as you wish.   Carlmatt@aol.com

Stephen Webb2020-01-15 16:28:00LA
2020 Rides List
2020 Rides List

Tandem Club Runs List for LA, PR and FY postcode areas 2020

RO Stephen Webb Mobile 07940 372433     Landline 01539 729660     email stephen.webb001@gmail.com

Date

Start

Time

Coffee

Lunch

Miles

Leaders

9th February

Kendal College

Milnthorpe Rd, Kendal LA9 5AY

9.15am for 9.30am

Beetham Old Post Office

Carnforth

36

Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

8th March

Carnforth

Meet at Railway Station

Market Street LA5 9ET

9.15am for 9.30am

Woodies,

Crook ‘O’ Lune Picnic Site

Ashton Hall Garden Centre

30

Paul & Jeannette Rodman 07768 647745

5th April   Note : First Sunday in April

Across the Ferry to Wray Castle               Start Kendal College

LA9 5AY

9.15 for 9.30am

Cafe Ambio, Ings

Wray Castle NT property

42

Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

10th May

Great Eccleston Square, post code PR3 0ZB

9.15am for 9.30am

Light Ash Myerscough

Scorton

35m

John & Anne Hall

01253 592136

14th June

Padiham leisure centre, Park Rd, Padiham Lancashire. BB12 8ED

9.15am for 9.30am

Café by the River, Read garden centre

The Old Stables, Towneley Hall.

36

Malcolm & Gillian Noon

07805 078360

12th July

Waddington Fell       Start Scorton Picnic Area

PR3 1BU 

9.15 for 9.30am

Puddleducks, Dunsop Bridge

Waddington

44

Simon & Hayley Brown 07757 203423

9th August

A Circuit of the Howgills Start Sedbergh

9.15 for 9.30am

Orton Scar Cafe or Chocolate House

Ravenstonedale

44

 

Mike & Helen Nott

015242 61566

13th September

The Eden Valley       Start Crosby Ravensworth

9.15 for 9.30am

Mrs Millers, Culgaith

Upfront Gallery and Coffee Shop, Unthank

45

 

Paul & Jeannette Rodman 07768 647745

11th October

Sunderland Point Lancaster Park & Ride at M6 J34

9.15 for 9.30am

RSPB Reserve Leighton Moss

Heysham

38

Simon & Hayley Brown 07757 203423

8th November

Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, LA7 7AP

TBC

Start with a coffee at Beetham J

Grange Over Sands

30 - 35

Mike & Helen Nott

015242 61566

13th December

Club Dinner – The Crooklands Hotel

12:30 for 1:00pm

Where would you like to go in 2021?  Please bring along ideas for rides J

 

Potential pre-lunch ride. TBC.

10th January 2021

January ride to finalise 2021 rides. 

Start : Hornby

10:00 am for ride, 1:00pm at the Cafe

Ingleton (TBC)

Bridge House at Wray 1pm to 2pm

Short ride back to Hornby after lunch

21

Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

14th February 2021

Kirkby Lonsdale and The Arnside & Silverdale AONB                          Start : Carnforth

9.15 for 9.30am

Kirkby Lonsdale

Arnside

32

John and Janice Cowburn 07518 656919

14th March 2021

Kirkby Stephen and Brough Castle

Start : Crosby Ravensworth

9.15 for 9.30am

Kirkby Stephen

Brough Castle

40

Stephen and Jeanette Webb 07940 372433

 

Ian and Lisa Warren2020-01-21 19:32:44Taunton
January 2020 Report
January 2020 Report

Richard and Michelle organised the January ride for the Taunton Group starting from Wiveliscombe. Organising a winter ride can have its challenges - namely weather conditions and lack of open cafes. Two days before the ride our concerns were the very wet and muddy lanes, however, on the day it was the cold and ice. Five tandems plus two solos set off towards Bampton on a road that was supposed to have been gritted. One icy patch resulted in a few walking but everyone stayed upright. The Toucan Café, in Bampton, kindly opened early for a coffee stop. Bikes were safely stored and we thawed out before continuing. Although a few were up for following the planned route along the lanes the general view was to stick to the bigger roads so we looped round to The Black Cat and Exeter Inn before heading back to Wiveliscombe where we jumped in the cars and drove to The Globe in Appley for lunch. Nick and Rachel joined us in Bampton for the short loop and then drove on to lunch on the original route and confirmed that we had made the correct decision! Driving on from the pub was also not very pleasant.

Stephen Webb2020-01-30 15:02:39LA

Our first ride of the year is on Sunday 9th February starting from Kendal College car park and we'll be heading to Beetham, Silverdale and Carnforth.. All the details can be found in the 'What's On' section. Everybody welcome

Stephen Webb2020-02-06 20:35:51LA

LA Group February Ride - Weather Update. Heavy showers and gales are forecast for Cumbria on Sunday with gusts in excess of 60 mph. Please check the What's On for updates or contact the leader before considering travelling. There is a high probability that we may have to rearrange this ride.

Stephen Webb2020-02-06 20:36:06LA

LA Group February Ride - Weather Update. Heavy showers and gales are forecast for Cumbria on Sunday with gusts in excess of 60 mph. Please check the What's On for updates or contact the leader before considering travelling. There is a high probability that we may have to rearrange this ride.

Stephen Webb2020-02-07 23:28:20LA

LA February Tandem ride has been postponed from Sunday 9th until Sunday 16th February. Apologies for having to rearrange the ride but in view of the weather warnings that have been issued for Cumbria I feel that this is the sensible course of action.

Stephen Webb2020-02-29 20:21:23LA

We've had Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis disrupt our rides but next Sunday 8th March we are hoping for fine weather for our LA Group ride from Carnforth into north Lancashire. See the What's On for more details.

Stephen Webb2020-02-29 20:22:33LA

We've had Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis disrupt our rides but next Sunday 8th March we are hoping for fine weather for our LA Group ride from Carnforth into north Lancashire. See the What's On for more details.

Stephen Webb2020-03-08 19:17:43LA

Great ride in South Cumbria and North Lancashire today, led by Paul. Beautiful weather too :-)

Catherine Barnaby2020-03-16 20:52:58tcn2020

We are discussing what to do in light of today's (16/3) announcement about Covid19. I'll send an email to everyone over the next couple of days, meantime I've asked that further bookings be temporarily disabled.

Stephen Webb2020-03-17 21:33:03LA

The April club ride to Wray Castle and the May ride in the Fylde and Bowland areas have been cancelled following the latest advice from the UK Government and Cycling UK. We hope to fit these rides in later this year. Thanks for your understanding, Stephen Webb LA Group RO.

Catherine Barnaby2020-03-19 19:50:47tcn2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the National rally 2020 in Corsham has been cancelled. We are hoping to delay this to next year, and are awaiting written confirmation that this is possible from the Rugby Club. Please bear with us: as soon as we know what is happening next year I will send an email to everyone who has booked onto the rally, and let you know your options. Many thanks,

Vivienne Woodroffe2020-03-20 15:01:48ShropshireandStaffordshire
Monthly Rides Suspended

It is with regret due to COVID 19  we have taken the decision to suspend the monthly gathering until further notice.  Hope we can meet up again before too long.

Catherine Barnaby2020-03-27 21:47:32tcn2020

I am pleased to confirm that the national rally in Corsham has been postponed to 2021. This will be the 50th anniversary of the Tandem Club and a big festival of all things tandem. I've sent an email to each lead booker today, and there will be another over the next few days. Cathy

Stephen Webb2020-04-02 11:23:15LA

To all Cumbria and Lancashire (LA) Group couples, when you are out and about on your solo 'Boris' exercise rides, don't forget to send me a photo and a description of where it was taken for Regional Round Up section of the club journal. Email stephen.webb001@gmail.com