The Tandem Club




International Rally 2017

05/08/2017 TandemClub

Easter 2017 - Bishops Green Camp Site

2017 Easter Rally and AGM

05/06/2017 TandemClub

2017 Easter Rally and AGM at Bishops Green near Newbury, Berkshire

Low headroom on Leeds Manchester Canal

National Rally, Thornton-in-Craven, Yorkshire

27/05/2017 Yorkshire

Great event in stunning countryside. 27 May – 3 June 2017

Peter and Jenny

May 2017 Ride

19/05/2017 WestCountry

This was a ride into Wales to the White Hart at Llangybi.


May Gathering 2017

06/05/2017 EastLondon

Alan and Wendy Baird did a great job organising the camping weekend at Wickham Market. They had produced routes for all 4 days. There were 15 tandems and 3 solos so the Sunday ride was split into 2 groups The first group left Wickham Market at 9.15am with the 2nd group departing at 9.35am. It was overcast and a bit cool for the time of year with a moderate wind. First stop was at Peasenhall after 12 miles, the cafe had been pre booked and the faster group were about to leave as the 2nd group arrived. Excellent planning by the Bairds. The next stop was at Dunwich after 27 miles for lunch. It was pleasant enough to sit outside and eat our fish and chips. Again the timing was perfect and the 2 groups managed to have a chat while dining. With 7 miles to go the 3rd stop was at Snape Maltings. After a welcome drink and a short break we set off on our final leg back to Wickham Market where there was a small celebration for one of the riders 80th Birthday and of course cake was involved. The roads we took were small and hardly any traffic. The ride was very enjoyable thanks go to Alan and Wendy Baird for organising a great weekend. We went back to the cottage, bathed, has a pizza and spent a nice evening in front of the fire with a few friends.

January 2017

January 2017

12/01/2017 EastLondon

After a hot drink we set off from The Coffee Shop at Thremhall Park on a tour of the Essex and Hertfordshire countryside. The weather was kind to us with the sun making a welcome appearance on several occasions. The ride was uneventful apart from one puncture and having to stop to round up a stray dog at Hatfield Forest. On our return to the start Allison and her staff were ready for the hungry hordes and served us quickly with our pre ordered lunches which were of the usual high quality that we always receive from this Coffee Shop.

July Ride

July 2016

17/07/2016 EastLondon

Epic 100 mile ride through the Essex countryside calling at Timbers Rayne, Waterside Cafe Witham and a pub somewhere near Writtle

ITR 2016-The Marquee Arrives

2016 International Rally

28/05/2016 TandemClub

2016 International Tandem Rally held at RCN de Flaasbloem,Chaam,Netherlands

May 2016 Ride

08/05/2016 EastLondon

A beautiful day for the 40 mile undulating ride along lovely quiet Suffolk lanes.

Easter Rally 2016

30/04/2016 TandemClub

2016 Easter Rally & AGM at Avon Tyrell

ITR 2015 Camping Frymburk

2015 International Rally

22/08/2015 TandemClub

Pictures from the 2015 International Tandem Rally at Frymburk-Czech Republic

August 2015

August 2015 Ride

09/08/2015 EastLondon

!00km ride from Bishop's Stortford to Wimpole Hall

Saffron Walden

12/10/2014 EastLondon

Ride from Saffron Walden via Thaxted with a stop at clavering Lakes

Tandem Club International 2014 - Gouarec

23/08/2014 TandemClub

Tandem Club International 2014 - Gouarec

Tandem 2014 - U.K. National Rally

31/05/2014 TandemClub

Pictures from the U.K National Tandem Rally held near Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales

Easter 2014

Easter 2014


Pictures from the 2014 Easter Rally

T2013- Cheddar Gorge

Tandem 2013 - UK National Rally

23/08/2013 TandemClub

Pictures from the U.K. National Rally held at Dulhorn Farm, Lympsham, Somerset.

Club Ride 11 Aug 13

12/08/2013 LA

This year's ride out of Appleby-in-Westmoreland saw 7 Tandems and one solo cyclist meet up at Appleby rail station. Unfortunately our leaders, John and Alison couldn't make the trip so the honour fell to John and Ann. I won't mention how many times the map came out but a successful day ensued including morning coffee at Culgaith, taking in the stone circle 'Long Meg' (including a free lecture by John), lunch at Melmerby green and village bakery where Geoff and Elma turned up for a social. We thoroughly enjoyed the Cumbrian countryside and luckily the rain held off for the majority of the 37 miles. Even when it did occur it was only fairly light so by the time we finished at Croft Ends Farm, we were quite dry. Thanks to Dave, Lynn, John and Ann for once again providing tea and biscuits which was most welcome.

Club ride 14 July 13

14/07/2013 LA

Priest Hutton Club Ride, organised by Dave & Lynne Wilson, taking in Beetham Garden Centre for morning coffee, Grange over Sands for a picnic lunch and Priest Hutton for afternoon tea and cakes.

Sharon & Mercedes sheltering from the wind

Windy West Bay

16/06/2013 Taunton

June Group ride to West Bay

Flood waters rising pre-ITR 2013

International Tandem Rally 2013

02/06/2013 TandemClub

ITR 2013 - Pictures from the 25th. International Tandem Rally held at Gennes in the Loire Valley.

Club Ride 12 May 13

14/05/2013 LA

After a promising start (well it wasn't raining), 4 tandems and 2 solos set off for a jaunt around the south lakes between High Newton and Ulverston. After an early coffee stop at the motor museum in Backbarrow the rain started - and then it rained a lot more! The ride was duly shortened slightly and lunch was taken in Booths in Ulverston. The ride back took us through Greenod and over the river Leven for afternoon coffee and cakes at Holker Hall. During the final short ride back to High Newton it nearly stopped raining (but only nearly)!

Club Ride 14 April 13

28/04/2013 LA

Once again the ride started from Anne & John Hall's house in Blackpool, calling at Lytham for coffee and the Plough at Eaves for lunch before returning to Blackpool for well deserved tea and cakes. The weather Gods was not too unkind although it was the usual mixture of wind, a small amount of rain and even the sun made an occasional guest appearance between the clouds.

Club Ride 10 MAR 13

28/04/2013 LA

Leaving the Kendal Leisure centre we headed to Staveley for coffee at Wilf's café and a quick nose into Wheelbase for spares. This was followed by another short jaunt to Bowness-on-Windermere for an early lunch. By the afternoon the weather started to improve with the sun coming out while we made our way south east through the Lyth valley. At Levens we returned home to Kendal via Sizergh (omitting the tea stop!).

Setting off

West Somerset Railway

25/04/2013 Taunton

April group ride

Good Friday 2013

Easter 2013

01/04/2013 TandemClub

Pictures from the Easter 2013 Rally in Cheltenham

Century Ride 2012

12/11/2012 WestCountry

Century ride from Bath to Gloucester

West Country Group in 1998

West Country Archives

07/11/2012 WestCountry

Photographs from the West Country group.

The Band

Tandem 2012

01/09/2012 TandemClub

U.K. National Rally, Kettering, August 2012

Jullouville from St. Pair

International Tandem Rally 2012

04/07/2012 TandemClub

Saint-Aubin des Préaux 50380 Saint Pair sur Mer, Manche, Lower Normandy, France

Campsite view

Family Camping Weekend 2012

09/05/2012 TandemClub

Family Camping Weekend 2012

Easter Rally 2012

06/04/2012 TandemClub

Tandem Club Easter Rally 2012 ~ Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre in the New Forest National Park.

Tandem Club National 2011

12/02/2012 TandemClub

U.K. National Rally, Lucton, August 2011

Easter 2011

10/02/2012 TandemClub

Easter 2011, Arundel Youth Hostel, West Sussex,

Tandem Club International 2011

10/02/2012 TandemClub

Rozel Camping Park, St. Martin, Jersey, The Channel Islands

Family Camping Weekend 2011

10/02/2012 TandemClub

Polstead, Suffolk,

Old Pictures