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If you participate in any ride organised by or in the name of The Tandem Club, you do so entirely at your own risk. The Club, its officers and ride organisers accept no responsibility for any loss, damage to property, accident, injury or death that may occur, however caused, whether by negligence, deliberate act or otherwise. These rides are organised for members of the Tandem Club, please join the club.

Saturday 18 September 2021
TauntonStarting from Hestercombe House, Taunton TA2 8LG at 10:00 for a 10:30 start. 40 miles, Average . Coffee to start at Hestercombe with lunch at The World's End, Bradford-on-Tone. Car parking in the 3rd overflow car park at Hestercombe. A shorter ride may be an option. Richard & Michelle , Tel: 01643 818465 / 07401 067823, Email: richardwmiles@hotmail.com, ID: 3301
Sunday 19 September 2021

September ride

Starting from Benson at 10:30. 35 miles, Average . Lunch at Chalgrove. Distance about 35 miles but as Benson and Chalgrove are only 5 miles apart many shorter options are obviously possible. If you require the pub lunch Peter needs an estimate of numbers by 6th September so would like a provisional likely/unlikely to attend response from everyone before then. Peter Hallowell(Login to see contact details), ID: 3313
Surrey & Sussex

Treasure Hunt

Starting from Kaya in the Park Cafe, Horsham Park, Horsham at 10.00. 30 miles, Easy . Treasure Hunt organised by Tim. Trophy for the winner! (for a year) Meet at www.kayainthepark.co.uk Parking just off North Street, £1.50 for all day. Tim(Login to see contact details), ID: 3309
Saturday 25 September 2021

Group ride

Starting from Portland Fishing Lakes at 10.00. 41 miles, Average . 38 mile loop out to the Country Kitchen at Byards Leap, near Cranwell. Mainly flat route with 2 noticeable, but very doable climbs. Start location has lots of parking and pre-ride refreshments available.  Longhedge Lane, Sibthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5PN. Leave at 10am RSVP so I can warn the cafe. 

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Kevin Smith, Tel: 07879411059, Email: kevinsmith20002000@yahoo.co.uk, ID: 3314
Sunday 26 September 2021
Shropshire, Staffordshire & Crewe. Easy . For September, we are going from one end of our area to the other with a ride from Audlem to Wrenbury.  We are also venturing indoors for the first time this year for our lunch stop.  Lunch has been booked at the Dusty Miller pub in Wrenbury.  It is a venue we have used before and they made us very welcome so hopefully this time will be just as good.  Remember to bring a facemask for when we are entering and leaving the venue.   As we need to let the pub know how large the group will be, it is imperative you let us know in advance that you will be joining the ride.  We will be sending out a menu shortly for you to pre-order your meal.  Once the meals have been ordered it will be very difficult to cancel the booking so we will be adopting our previous policy that in the event the ride is cancelled due to poor weather, we will still all meet at the Dusty Miller for lunch and a catch up at 12.30.                                                                    Start Location:     Car Park, Cheshire St, Audlem, CW3 0AH  Start Date/Time:  26th September 2021,  10am prompt (we will be at the car park from9:30am)                                                                                          Toilets:   At car park                                                                             Lunch:   Dusty Miller, Cholmondeley Road, Wrenbury, CW5 8HG             Length of Ride:    30 miles.                                                                               Viv and Andrew Woodroffe(Login to see contact details), ID: 3277

Southbourne to Swanage

Starting from Solent Meads golf centre car park, BH6 4NA at 10:00. 30 miles, Average . Leaving at 10 am from Solent Meads golf centre car park, BH6 4NA - free. NB 2 metre height barrier.    Motorhomes can street park in nearby roads like Broadway and Thornbury Road. Bring £2 in change for crossing on Sandbanks Ferry. Coffee at Knoll beach, Studland. Take picnic lunch to eat at Swanage. This is a 30 mile ride.Doug and Shirley Savage, Email: dougsavage@hotmail.co.uk, ID: 3316
Thursday 30 September 2021
West Country

Hope and Anchor

At 20:00.
Last Thursday social at the Hope and Anchor, Midford. BA2 7DD.
Nigel, Tel: 07836 642121, Email: nshires@hotmail.com, ID: 3318
Saturday 9 October 2021
Milton Keynes

Special ride to celebrate the Tandem Club's 50th birthday

Starting from Charlbury Community Centre / Cafe at 10:00. 32 miles, Average .
Jonathan & Tessa Cox will be leading a special 50th birthday ride on Sat 9 October 2021 (the clubs 50th birthday)
Everyone is invited - but see note below about RSVP.
The route is 50km (32 miles) leaving Charlbury and heading south to Witney before returning to Charlbury via Minster Lovell Hall.  Most of the roads are quiet although it gets a little busier around Witney.  We may stop for coffee/cake in Eynsham (19km, 12 mi) and there are plenty of options available in Witney (31km, 19mi).  There is 460m (1,550ft) of climbing primarily at the beginning and end with a few short, sharp hills amongst them - it is the Cotswolds after all. 
Important - Final details including parking arrangements will be dependent upon numbers. Please RSVP to Jonathan if you are interested.  This will ensure you are updated on final arrangements.

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Jonathan and Tessa Cox, Tel: 07557 945 842, Email: jcoxuk-mmr@yahoo.co.uk, ID: 3308
Sunday 10 October 2021
Lancashire & Cumbria

Sunderland Point

Starting from Lancaster Park & Ride at M6 J34 at 09:15 for 09:30. 38 miles, Easy . Sunderland Point 38 miles Meeting Point: Lancaster Park & Ride at M6 J34 https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-travel/public-transport/park-and-ride/lancaster-park-and-ride/ Route: The route heads North, paralleling the M6 through Nether Kellet and to Carnforth where it then heads around the Leighton Estate via Warton and Yealand to the RSPB reserve for coffee (12 miles).  After the stop the route mainly hugs the coast heading South to Heysham via Morecambe with lunch by the Heysham Cricket Club (25 miles) with a couple of cafes to choose from.  After lunch the route continues South through Heysham (not pretty!) down to Overton.  Tide depending, we'll then head to Sunderland point before doubling back on ourselves and then follow the Lune through Lancaster back to the M6. Stats: 38 miles, 1400 ft climbing with the climbing before the morning coffee break.  Stephen Webb, Tel: 07940372433, Email: stephen.webb001@gmail.com, ID: 3255
Saturday 16 October 2021
West Country

Thornbury to Epney

At 09:30. 42 miles, Average .
Meet at 09:30 at Rock Street Car park, Bath Rd, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2FH.
Ride to Anchor Inn Epney via Stinchcombe (coffee) Cam and Whitminster. Return via Slimbridge and Berkley.
Alan and Angela, Tel: 07969 964639, Email: Alpine19@blueyonder.co.uk, ID: 3306
Sunday 17 October 2021
Shropshire, Staffordshire & Crewe. ID: 3278
TauntonStarting from Barley Mow Farm Shop near Chard TA20 3PS at 10:00 for a 10:30 start. 33 miles, Easy .

Different routes (19 or 33 miles) to either Ilminster or Yandles Café in Martock David & Fiona , Tel: 07483 884207, Email: dptgray@tinyonline.co.uk, ID: 3304

West MidlandsStarting from Bidford on Avon at 10.30. 35 miles, Average . Free car parking in Bidford, meet at 10.00 for a 10.30 departure, toilets are available nearby.  We will ride down to Broadway for lunch, plenty of cafes or bring a picnic. Some lovely Cotswold villages but also a few busier roads on this ride. We will also stop for refreshments in Blackminster before returning to  Bidford, only just over 1000' of climbing. John & Jane Taylor, Tel: 07527 447914, Email: janeterminitaylor@icloud.com, ID: 3311
Saturday 30 October 2021

Chandlers Ford to the New Forest

Starting from Chandlers Ford at TBA. 35 miles, Average . Simon and Anne Daw have kindly offered a ride from their home in Chandlers Ford to the New Forest and back. Coffee at Furzey Gardens, Minstead and picnic lunch by the 'Trusty Servant' at Minstead. The full ride will be about about 35 miles. Please contact organiser for full details. Simon and Anne Daw, Email: simondaw60@icloud.com, ID: 3317
Sunday 14 November 2021
Lancashire & Cumbria

Grange Over Sands from Beetham

Starting from Beetham Nursery at 10:00. 33 miles, Easy . Start with a coffee at Beetham Nurseries before cycling across to Grange Over Sands for our lunch stop.  An easy ride for November! Stephen Webb, Tel: 07940372433, Email: stephen.webb001@gmail.com, ID: 3256
Taunton. To be decidedRex & Hannah, ID: 3305
Saturday 20 November 2021
West Midlands

End of Year Meal

. A chance to get together, eat and chat. We are not arranging a ride but of course you are more than welcome to ride to the venue. We will meet at 12.30 for a meal at 1pm. Where ? The Tardebigge pub at Tardebigge which is on the border of Bromsgrove and Redditch, location :- Hewell Lane, Redditch, B97 6QL. 
Please let us know by November 8th at the very latest if you will be joining us, we do hope so. John and Jane Taylor, Tel: 07527 447914, Email: janeterminitaylor@icloud.com, ID: 3312
Sunday 21 November 2021
Shropshire, Staffordshire & Crewe. TBA ID: 3279
Sunday 12 December 2021
Lancashire & Cumbria

Christmas Lunch

Starting from Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands at 12:30 for 1:00pm. Festive Lunch.  A short ride may be organised beforehand.  Look out for updates. Stephen Webb, Tel: 07940372433, Email: stephen.webb001@gmail.com, ID: 3257
TauntonStarting from The Walnut Tree, North Petherton TA6 6QA at 09:45 for a 10:30 start. Easy . Short ride starting with tea/coffee at the Hotel. Meal booked for 1:00pmLisa & Ian Warren, Tel: 07557 532450, Email: lisawarren166@btinternet.com, ID: 3302