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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.

Lancashire & Cumbria
Sunday 8 August 2021

A ride in the Eden Valley

Starting from Crosby Ravensworth at 09:15 for 09:30. 43 miles Average . A ride in the Eden Valley.  Coffee stop at Larch Cottage Nursery, Melkinthorpe.  Lunch stop, The Village Bakery, Melmerby.

Start: Crosby Ravensworth, Maulds Meaburn, Morland, Great Strickland, Melkinthorpe for Elevenses at Larch View Nursery.  Clifton Dykes to pass under the A66, to meet the A686.  Turn right for 1 mile, Edenhall, back to the A686.Cross the River Eden, Langwathby, Little Salkeld, Glassonby, Gamblesby, Melmerby for Lunch.  Return via, Ousby, Skirwith, Culgaith, Temple Sowerby, Kings Meaburn.  There is an option to visit a café in Morland if riders wish, which would add under 2 miles to the ride.  It closes at 4.00pm.  Return to Crosby Ravensworth.  Approximate mileage 43 miles. Paul Rodman, Tel: 07768 647745, Email: paul.rodman@kencomp.net, ID: 3253

Sunday 12 September 2021

The Ribble Valley

Starting from Padiham leisure centre, Park Rd, Padiham Lancashire. BB12 8ED at 09:15 for 09:30. 36 miles Average . Coffee stop, Café by the River, Read garden centre. Lunch stop, The Old Stables, Townley Hall.  Details to follow. 

A ride along quiet roads at the back of Read and Simonstone villages and the Padiham Greenway taking in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal  before making our way over to Burnley centre. From there we join Brun Valley Greenway which takes us to Rowley Lake and on to “The Old Stables” for lunch.

After lunch we head back through Townley Park and make our way  through the historic Weavers triangle, our journey along the canal finishes at the mouth of the Gannow Tunnel. We then travel down the Ightenhill Greenway which takes us back to our starting point. A total distance of approximately 36+ miles.

  Malcolm and Gillian Noon, Tel: 07805 078360, Email: malk.noon@icloud.com, ID: 3251

Sunday 10 October 2021

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
Sunday 14 November 2021

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
Sunday 12 December 2021

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
North East
Sunday 15 August 2021. The August Tandem group ride will be on 15th August led by Tim and Helen. More details will be available here later or by contacting the leaders. Tim and Helen Dowson, Tel: +447974818948, Email: tim.dowson@blueyonder.co.uk, ID: 3299
Sunday 22 August 2021

Group ride

Starting from Kingfisher Lodge, Portland Fishing lakes at 10.00. 35 miles Easy . 35 mile flat ride, starting from Kingfisher Lodge Longhedge Ln, Newark NG23 5PN Arrive in time to leave at 10am Cafe facilities at above for pre and post use if required Cafe stop, mid point at Gannets, Middlebeck, Newark.  

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Kevin Smith(Login to see contact details), ID: 3303
Shropshire, Staffordshire & Crewe
Sunday 22 August 2021.
August's ride is on the 22nd, and we will be paying our annual visit to South Shropshire.  Ian and Karen Aldred will be leading the ride and have promised to miss out all of the big hills!
The ride will start from Bishop's Castle (see details below) and we will ride a 20 mile loop before having a picnic lunch in the garden at Ian and Karen's new home in Kempton.  They will be happy to supply tea and coffee but you will need to bring your own picnic and a rug to sit on.  After lunch we will ride a 13 mile loop back to Bishop's Castle.
In the event of adverse weather, Ian and Karen have graciously offered to still host us for tea and coffee and we can sit inside for a catch up or perhaps to wait for the weather to clear.  We will let you know of any alternate plans the day before depending on the forecast.
Please let us know if you intend to join us, especially as Ian and Karen will need to know how many tea cups to get ready.
August Details
Start Location:     Auction Yard Car Park, Station St,  Bishop's Castle, SY9 5AQ
Start Date/Time:  22nd August 2021,  10am prompt (we will be at the car park from 9:30am)
Toilets:                 At car park and at Ian and Karen's for lunch
Lunch:                  Picnic in Ian and Karen's garden
Length of Ride:    33 miles
Viv and Andrew Woodroffe, Tel: 07948685244, Email: salopstaffstc@gmail.com, ID: 3276
Sunday 26 September 2021. TBA ID: 3277
Sunday 17 October 2021. ID: 3278
Sunday 21 November 2021. TBA ID: 3279
Sunday 15 August 2021Starting from Darts Farm, Topsham EX3 0QH at 10:00 for a 10:30 start. 25 miles Average .  The ride is on the west side of the Exe estuary - first half is inland and undulating - second half is flat back along the cycle path. Coffee and snacks half way at Powderham Castle. Picnic lunch / buy food back at Darts Farm.2000' of ascent/descent but the hills are all short!

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Mark & Liz, Tel: 07855 115534 / 07850 190927, Email: markliz1123@gmail.com, ID: 3300
Saturday 18 September 2021Starting 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 17 October 2021Starting 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

Sunday 14 November 2021. To be decidedRex & Hannah, ID: 3305
Sunday 12 December 2021Starting 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
West Country
Saturday 21 August 2021

Hambrook to Luckington

At 09:30. 40 miles Average .
Meet at Whiteshill Common Hambrook BS16 1SJ.
Old Royal Ship at Luckington for lunch
Via Pucklechurch(coffee)

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Stuart and Jackie, Tel: 0117 9695159 or 07908867947, Email: westcountry@tandem-club.org.uk, ID: 3293
West Midlands
Sunday 15 August 2021Starting from Wolverhampton at Morning. 30 miles Average . A ride of about 30 miles around the Wolverhampton area with actual route tbd. There will be coffee/ lunch stops. For details a bit nearer the date please contact Ted. Ted Pearson, Tel: 01902 563762, Email: teepee.49@hotmail.co.uk, ID: 3294