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Benefits of Tandem Club Membership
About Our Club
Barbecue evening
Barbecue evening
  • Organised events here in the UK and elsewhere
  • Great social riding for couples and families at all levels: 
    • Regionally
    • Nationally
    • Internationally
  • Bi-monthly Journal
  • Members' Only website pages containing information on, for example:
    • Where to purchase a tandem in the UK
    • How to ride a tandem
    • Transporting tandems by car
    • Tools to carry when riding a tandem
    • Buggies for children
    • Carrying kids on tandems
  • Beneficial insurance schemes including personal third party cycling insurance throughout the UK
  • Tandem merchandise
  • Valuable advice on tandeming
  • Competition events
  • Retailer Discount (Member's area)
  • Advice on using trains to transport your tandem

All this and more for just £10:00 per annum 
For details, click on Join the Club

To renew your membership: Membership Renewal

TandemClub News

2016 National Rally bookings are open.
National Rally details and booking from
You can still book camping pitches for the 2016 Easter Rally.
Easter Rally details and booking form Closing date extended
2016 International Rally bookings are open
The Club Shop has a special offer on cottered bottom bracket axles. Useful if you are restoring on older tandem.
28th. May - 4th. June 2016. You can take advantage of an early booking discount for RCN chalets. There is also a discount for people over 50. By special arrangement UK participants can pay for their chalets on arrival avoiding the €25 per person bank transfer charge.
Full rally details and booking arrangements are in the December Journal.
On-line bookings are open.
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.

The Tandem Club is moving to a new membership management system. This operates in conjunction with the Club's website and should make it easier for the TC officers to manage the membership and payments and for the members to join and renew.

The system provides for automatic email renewal reminders and on-line membership form filling in and editing for joining and renewals. Postal renewal forms and reminders will also be sent, but if you can supply us with an email address and allow us to email you this will save the Club time and postage costs. The joining and renewal forms provide a field to fill in your email address. For existing members not yet renewing from emailed renewal requests, please let the membership renewals secretary know your email address if you have not supplied one previously or suspect that the email address we have is out of date. Please email your email address to: with your full name and if possible your membership number.

The system supports payments by Credit/Debit cards, Standing Orders, BACS and cheques. Credit/Debit cards is the best for us as it simplifies our administration.

As well as providing membership joining or renewing, the system offers you the option of adding a TC website login account. This login account will allow you personal access to the members-only areas of the website and simplify filling in forms for events etc. Later on more website features may be provided (as our time permits !).
During the change over you may receive renewal emails and/or forms even if you have already renewed. Please be patient - it will take us some time...

There may be issues during the change over, please let us know of any problems and possible improvements and please bear with us during the change.

Regions News

Group News


There were 4 tandems for the ride in September, although it did rain a little as we set off from Writtle the weather improved as we travelled along the quiet Essex lanes.

The sun was shining when we stopped at Bretts Garfen Centre and it was very pleasant sitting outside and chatting while we consumed our cream teas.



James and ‘stand-in’ Stoker Andy led the November ride which started from Darts Farm near Topsham. Now what were the best bits…..

Firstly - as always with the Taunton group - Great Company.  We talked about ‘Strictly’ (my money’s on Helen), being a good Grandparent, knitting patterns…oh and next year’s International Rally which most of us are going to.

Secondly - The cakes.  Considering that both Otterton Mill at lunchtime and Darts Farm were full of people buying Christmas landfill, we did pretty well.  Nigel’s Lemon Meringue Tart from Darts Farm deserves a special mention.

Thirdly - The weather.  What do you expect in Mid-November?  Well it was a lot better than that.  Nigel, again, wore shorts!

Fourthly - The cycling.  5½  tandems,  25 miles, 1,300 m ascent (or was that feet),  average speed 7.8 mph.  Well… was 50% traffic free and had lots of staggered gates and loose dogs and mud and at least that average speed shows we are not taking drugs!

The worst bit - it’ll be a whole month before we do it again.


Documents Page

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!

Malcolm and Grace organised the July ride with an invitation to both Taunton and West Country group members. The ride,  based near the border of the two regions,  saw 12 tandems in total with 10 starting from Puxton Park and 2 others joining us from the morning coffee stop. Heading out through Banwell, Sandford, Wrington and then into Congresbury where we stopped at Heathers to enjoy homemade cakes and coffee. Shortly after leaving coffee we arrive at the scene of a broken down car on a narrow stretch of busy road causing quite long queues and tailbacks. Already being attended to by a solo cyclist we soon had the car shoved off the road and out of our way! A broken clutch apparently. The remaining morning ride into Clevedon and onto the sea front was uneventful and we all settled down to a nice pub lunch overlooking the Severn Estuary. (Photo shows the group outside of the pub refreshed and ready for the ride home.)  Afternoon ride back into Yatton where we joined the Strawberry Line through to Congresbury and Sandford returning back to Puxton village where we stopped to view the Church of St Saviour a medieval church with a heavily leaning tower which is now redundant but still maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust. The final leg was back along to Puxton Park where afternoon tea and cakes were enjoyed by many of the riders. So....36 miles, 24 riders, 12 tandems, lots of sunshine and most importantly new friends for all.