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|20/01/2016|| ||Derbyshire|| || |
|12/01/2017|| ||TandemClub||Club Shop|
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.
|07/11/2015|| ||TandemClub||Club Shop|The Club Shop
has a special offer on cottered bottom bracket axles. Useful if you are restoring an older tandem.
|17/07/2013|| ||Cornwall||Cornwall|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.
|03/03/2014|| ||EastLondon||March 2014 Ride|
A good turn out on an overcast but dry March day. There were a total of 12 riders which was comprised of 3 tricycles, 2 tandems and 2 solos.
Refreshments were taken at Oliver's Garden Centre, Witham before we started the ride.
We were going at a decent pace until at 5 miles the newcomers had a puncture but once fixed we were on our way again until we got to the Fitch Way where a fallen tree blocked our path. We managed to negotiate the obstacle without too many scratches and were soon on our way again.
The ride finished at Stisted where a leisurely lunch was taken at the lovely Tea Room which sadly is closing soon due to the retirement of the owners.
Everybody made us feel very welcome and we look forward to joining the group again in the near future.
Viv and Andrew
|07/02/2017|| ||TandemClub||Rally News|
Bookings are now open for the 2017 National and International Tandem Club Rallies.
|30/11/2013|| ||TandemClub||Regional Officers|
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
|14/07/2016|| ||Taunton||June 2016 Report|
Mark and Liz organised the June Taunton Group ride and eight tandems and one solo met at Woodbury village hall car park. We road near Exeter airport, crossed the “blue” cycle bridge over the M5, through Pinhoe and then Poltimore village to the National trust property, Killerton - the old home of the Devon Ackland family.
Killerton is a good coffee (or lunch) stop and we can vouch for their tasty cheese scones. Had we more time, we could have explored the grounds including the” bear house” (sadly a bear was kept here once), ice house and lovely gardens .
Devon drizzle turned to rain during the coffee stop and our circular route took us back through Broadclyst, Dog village and into the back of Clyst St Mary and then to Topsham. It is almost unbelievable to think this estuary town was once the 10th major port in the country and built 3 ships to sail against the Armada. We had lunch at ”Route 2“ in Topsham, a cycle café –efficient and accommodating - they had plenty of space for so many tandems .
We cycled down the Strand with houses with Dutch gables to see the filling Exe estuary at the start of the so called “goat walk”, before crossing the new cycle/pedestrian bridge over the river Clyst to join the Exe estuary trail. This is largely wooden boardwalk to Lympstone and then rode cross country back to Woodbury. Two of the eight tandems joined us while on holiday in Devon - our bonus. The East Devon route, largely off main roads was appreciated and despite the drizzle, spirits remained high.
|03/04/2017|| ||Taunton||March 2017 Report|
Mark and Liz organised the March ride where ten tandems left Woodbury village car park, heading for Budleigh Salterton sea front. We started with a slow climb to Four Firs crossroads on Woodbury Common and passed through East Budleigh village. After a couple of miles, we sped down the hill to Budleigh sea front, pausing for a photo opportunity facilitated by a tame walker (who also owns a tandem). A coffee stop followed at the Cosy Teapot, who coped with 20 of use with great ease. Leaving Budleigh, we joined the cycle track to Exmouth along a disused railway line as far as Littleham, where we turned off to Maer road, passed several farms down to Exmouth seafront and a blowy ride to the estuary mouth. Passing the railway station, we joined the Exe estuary cycle track.
An ebbing tide exposed more mud and birds including Shelduck, Oystercatchers, Godwits and Curlews. We passed through Lympstone village and then Lympstone marine camp, including the famous commando course. After Exton, we crossed the relatively new bridge over the river Clyst for walkers and cyclists taking us to Topsham. We arrived at “Route 2,” a cycle café, who have plenty of space for parking the tandems and a very good menu. After lunch, we crossed back over the Clyst, through Ebford village and back to Woodbury.Highlights:
No rain, even a little sunshine, great food at the two stops and good company and we didn’t lose anyone-and not too many Devon hills
|19/02/2017|| ||Taunton||February 2017 Report|
Nigel and Mercedes organised the February ride where eleven tandems convened at Curry Rivel in Somerset. It felt like the first day of Spring since the clouds lifted and we were treated to blue sky for the duration of the ride.
We headed south through Ilminster to Perry's Cider Farm Cafe at Dowlish Wake for a coffee stop. This first ten mile section of the ride involved the Somerset levels with a couple of climbs at the end to make us feel like we had earned our coffee (and cake). Feeling replenished we followed unclassified roads through Dinnington, Hinton St George and Merriott. This quiet, almost traffic free route involved a little climbing but the altitude was maintained with spectacular views to our left of the Somerset levels . There was a short section of A road,which took us to Martock and the return leg north via Muchelney and past Thorney Lakes (site of 2015 tandem rally) back to Curry Rivel. An excellent lunch at Sandpits cafe then followed this most enjoyable thirty mile ride.
|04/04/2016|| ||TandemClub||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.
|12/05/2013|| ||TandemClub||International Tandem Rally 2013|
The 25th. International Tandem Rally took place at Gennes (49) France at the end of May. Everyone had a good time with a great last night party. A report on the rally can be viewed here
and photographs can be found in the Showcase
|01/03/2014|| ||TandemClub||Club Clothing|
The range of Club clothing
is now complete and members will get a 10% discount for a limited period.
|16/06/2013|| ||TandemClub||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
|25/03/2014|| ||Wessex|| ||
|15/06/2013|| ||TandemClub||Treasurer required|
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
|20/09/2014|| ||TandemClub||Membership login|
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
|13/01/2017|| ||TandemClub||2018 International Tandem Rally|
Yes it really does say 2018! We have an option on a number of chalets and mobile homes at the 2018 International Rally Venue. These are very popular and likely to be booked early. If you are likely to be interested then there is more information on the 2018 Rally page.
Camping pitches are not affected - we have plenty of those.
|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.