|23/02/2013||Taunton||Taunton Regional Group|
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|01/12/2018||TandemClub||2018 Tandem Rally News - Updated|
Bookings are now open for the Easter Rally and AGM.
|15/12/2017||TandemClub||German Tandem Rally|
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.
|26/10/2017||Taunton||October 2017 Report|
John and Judy organised the October ride with the Taunton Group starting from the Bocabar Café in Glastonbury. A beautiful autumnal Sunday drew a record-breaking 16 tandems and 3 solos out to cycle the Somerset levels on a 30 mile circular route from Glastonbury to Castle Cary, riding twice past (but not up) iconic local landmark Glastonbury Tor.
A delicious lunch in Castle Cary was followed by an impressive group photo outside the historic Market House.
|28/04/2013||LA||Your help needed!|
We're looking for ideas on how best to use the Lancashire area of the Tandem Club website. One suggestion is for members to create Word/pdf documents of rides they have been on and would recommend to other members of the Tandem Club.
We will create a Word template that can be used as an outline and create an example document - the rest as they say, is up to you!
|29/04/2013||TandemClub||The Tandem Club Website has been updated to a new system|
Things may not be working fully yet, Please contact us at: the Tandem Club Web Group with any problems.
|12/05/2013||TandemClub||International Tandem Rally 2013|
Recently formed group covering all Cornwall and offering sociable not speedy rides! If you would like to join us, suggest or organise rides, please contact John & Judith Skinner on 01726 816613 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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
|16/06/2013||TandemClub||The Tandem Club National Rally 2013|
|25/05/2017||Taunton||May 2017 Report|
Steve and Maggie organised the May ride where 8 tandems and 2 solos met for coffee in the old railway station at Okehampton to ride the Granite Way and explore a loop of southern Dartmoor. The weather forecast of sunshine and showers was half correct, the sun appearing in the last couple of miles of our homeward leg.
Despite the weather, the visibility was good and we had stunning views of a moody Dartmoor. The heavy showers arrived soon after the ride started and by the time we got to Lydford the thought of a warm, dry pub lured several couples.
By this time we had already lost 2 tandems (how, we don't know) so 3 tandems and a solo continued a lumpy ride around Brent Tor (the church on the hill) to the pub at Peter Tavy for lunch. The lost tandems appeared separately at the pub and 14 of us had a very enjoyable lunch.
Having regrouped, 5 tandems set off on our homeward journey. The route between Peter and Mary Tavy was more off road. Here we unfortunately met a farmer in a Land Rover who very kindly reversed 200 yds back up a narrow, twisty lane. After that the path became very rough and we walked a short distance.
Leaving Mary Tavy we skirted around the edge of the moor and joined the road back to Lydford. This road had a sting in its tail with a steep, short climb into Lydford, but then through the old village to rejoin the Granite Way and back to Okehampton.
Steve and Maggie were trying to claim the title for the wettest ride, but Nick and Rachel can still hold on to it!!
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.
To find out what the Wessex region is doing, please go to www.cyclingnewforest.org/wessex-tandem-club.html
|09/05/2014||NorthEast||2016 National Rally|
The North East Group will be hosting the 2016 National Rally at Kirkley Hall in Northumberland. Offers of help welcome.
|05/07/2014||ThreeCounties||Stroud - 22nd June 2014|
It was possibly the hottest day of the year when six tandemists and one recumbent rider forgathered in Stroud for Eddie and Heather’s run to the river and back. We had tacked ourselves on to the Stroud Valleys Project sponsored bike ride but we saw no crowds of Blokes on Bikes on our route.
We sped off down the hill out of Stroud and coffee was taken somewhat late at the Black Barn on the Sharpness canal where boats floated serenely by and then, it was onwards to Purton Hulks for lunch. . The hulks are 2nd World War barges which were sunk on the embankment of the Severn Estuary to prevent erosion. We sat and burnt in the strong sunshine and identified a few birds and took in the majestic sweep of the river and tried not to think of Berkeley nuclear power station a couple of miles downstream, de-commissioned or not.
As anyone knows, what goes down must climb back up, and so it was. Our return route inevitably involved a climb or two and a tea break at Frocester was well earned. Altogether, nearly 40 miles of unvarying interest were covered and a feeling of satisfaction was engendered in the riders at the end.
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
|24/09/2014||Darlington||New regional organiser|
I thought this might be the best place to introduce myself as the new regional organiser for Darlington.
I'm a 40 ish year old chap with a lifelong interest in all things cycling. From downhill racing, through to time-trialling and unicycling, and a fair bit of audax riding too, I've had a go at most things. I came to tandem riding as a means of spending more time on the bikes with my wife. Following a brief test ride we were hooked, and have since progressed to a 2 tandem household.
I'll be looking to contact current members in my area in the next few weeks, with the aim of planning a few rides. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me regarding cycling in the area. Please don't be alarmed if e-mail responses are a little slow....I much prefer tinkering in the shed or riding than sitting at a computer. E-mails are usually checked once or twice a week.
I look forward to meeting fellow enthusiasts in the future.