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
The Tandem Club National Rally 2013
The Tandem Club National rally was held at Lympsham,
Zummerzet 10 - 17 August. Around 250 tandemists enjoyed the Sunny Somerset venue. Report
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
The range of Club clothing
is now complete and members will get a 10% discount for a limited period.
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
New End to End Tandem Record
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.
The Club Shop
has a special offer on cottered bottom bracket axles. Useful if you are restoring an older tandem.
Audio version of Tandem Club Journal
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.
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.
Important! Withdrawal of Members 3rd. Party Insurance
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.
BBC Radio Scotland - Tandem Riding
Tandem Club on Twitter
The Tandem Club Twitter feed is now live. (from Friday 1 December)
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
Renewal e-mails failing
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 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
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.d
e 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
Email with link to Journal in audio MP3 form
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
More mobile friendly
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.
Peter Weeks2019-10-16 16:34:50TandemClub
Stickers in Oct/Nov Journal
We are always looking for ways to raise awareness among potential new members who don't know there is a Tandem Club.
In the latest copy of the TCJ are 5 Club stickers in a white envelope. Please put these on your tandem (on all your tandems if you have more than one). People admiring your tandem out on the road are sure to spot them and ask about the Club. This is your chance to tell them about what we do and get them interested.
If you need more stickers please get in touch.
Thank you for helping to raise awareness of the Tandem Club amongst potential new members.
Peter Weeks Publicity Officer
Terry Barnaby2019-10-26 10:33:09TandemClub
Tandem National Rally 2020
The Tandem National Rally will be held in Corsham, Wiltshire from Saturday 23th May - Saturday 30th May 2020. More info to follow.
Phil Harmer2019-10-29 11:16:25TandemClub
2020 Easter Rally and AGM
Bookings can be made for the 2020 Easter Rally, which is being held at Greenhill Leisure Park, Bletchingdon, just north of Oxford.
Please book early to be sure of securing a pitch on the campsite here.