|23/02/2013||Taunton||Taunton Regional Group|
GROUP RIDE REPORTS
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|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|
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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|14/01/2015||ThreeCounties||Cheltenham 23rd November 2014|
It was an overcast & drizzly November morning as we prepared to lead the Three Counties Ride out from Cheltenham. A late change of plan meant we’d be skipping elevenses and riding straight to an early lunch, so with no complaints about that (cyclists are always hungry) we set on our way, the rain abating bang on cue. Snaking our way across Cheltenham via quiet roads, the park and secluded cycle paths, local hard man of the road Howard shouted “Well, I never knew you could cycle down this way”. What a compliment I thought – it’s always a challenge to find new routes, especially for locals!
|08/05/2015||TandemClub||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.
Firstly I'm terribly sorry for the lack of activity on this page. I have been struggling with computer issues and finding it difficult to access e-mails and the website. Secondly I've had health issues that are preventing me from riding this year.
I just wanted to draw attention to an upcoming ride in the area, organised by Liz and Andrew Charles. The venue will be near Darlington, Barton. Date 20/09/15.
|04/11/2015||Taunton||April 2015 Report|
The Taunton Group’s April ride was slightly different in two ways. Firstly it was organised on the spur of the moment and, with the help of the internet, still attracted 5 tandems and I solo, Secondly, the ride from Creech St. Michael did not take in ”13 bend hill” up to North Curry!
Instead we had a 30 mile loop around Taunton, through Orchard Portman and Pitminster to The Worlds End pub at Bradford-on-Tone. After lunch (too much choice on the menu!) we went through Bishops Lydeard (past the Steam Railway) to Hestercombe House for a tea stop. General comment was that we always seemed to be going downhill (the gradient not the quality of the ride!)