Vision Impaired Tandem Cycling in London

Quick links:  Bikeworks  | Charlotte’s Tandems | Companion CyclingLimited Edition Cycling  | Pedal Power Wheels for Wellbeing | The Tandem Club

Guide Download: Tandem Cycling Guide

Cycling is a great way to keep healthy and fit while having fun at the same time!

We have put this page together to help our Members and visitors, find the most local and regular Vision Impaired Tandem Cycling sessions, as easily as possible. The Quick links above take you to the available Tandem Cycling sessions in the London area right now!

YouTube Video of USA Vision Impaired Tandem Biking

Vision Impaired Cycling & Tandem Cycling in London

Metro would advise to always phone or email the Event contacts, to confirm that there have been no changes to the event time or date to avoid possible disappointment.

Bikeworks – East and west London

Bikeworks All Ability Cycling

At Bikeworks we are committed to creating a wide and diverse cycling community. At the heart of this are our All Ability Cycling Clubs which are designed to get people cycling whatever their level of confidence, experience or ability.

The clubs are designed to be truly inclusive and we have a range of adapted bikes including hand-cycles, adult tricycles, recumbents, tandems, car bikes and loads more.

We have three permanent clubs, but we are always looking for new funding, partners or locations so if you would like to discuss this further please get in touch.

Victoria Park  (North East London) 

Every Wednesday 1pm until 3pm. Alternate Saturdays between 1pm and 3pm. On Saturdays, there is an under 16s club between 12pm and 1pm.

For more information please contact our Club Manager Eva Balog on eva.balog@bikeworks.org.uk

Little Wormwood Scrubs (West London)

Fridays 11am until 1pm and alternate Saturdays 1pm until 3pm.

For more information please contact our Club Manager Richard Williams on richard.williams@bikeworks.org.uk

The Olympic Park (QEOP)

Tuesdays 11am until 1pm, and alternate Saturday 11-1. We meet outside the Cycle Surgery at the Velodrome.

For more information contact John Rowe onjohn.rowe@bikeworks.org.uk

CONTACT Bikeworks

For more details about Bikeworks’ All Ability cycling programme or to discuss ways that you or your organisation can be involved,
please contact Ben Preston 020 8980 7998.
 

Companion Cycling

Companion Cycling

Companion Cycling is a project which enables people who are unable to ride “solo” to enjoy cycling with a companion in the lovely environment of Bushy Park.

Anyone, whatever their ability or mobility, can become a cyclist using a special cycle and with the aid of a “pilot” who might be a carer, a friend, a family member or a Companion Cycling volunteer.

Companion Cycling is situated in the Stockyard (adjacent to the Park Offices, off Hampton Court Road)

Companion Cycling is a registered charity.

For enquiries and advance bookings please leave a message on 07961 344 545.

 

Charlotte’s Tandems

Charlotte's Tandems Logo

What we do at Charlotte’s Tandems

We lend, at no cost (i.e. for free), tandems and tag-alongs to (and only to) people with disabilities or additional needs, who are unable to ride a bike safely on their own, so that they can enjoy the wonders of cycling.

 What we don’t (and won’t) do

VIst the website link below for detailed information. 

 

 Pedal Power – North London

Pedal Power logo

Pedal Power offers cycling open to all disabled people in Finsbury Park.

WHAT? Pedal Power is the cycling club for teenagers and adults with learning disabilities.
WHERE? Finsbury Park basketball courts. Visit our map to learn more.
WHEN? Alternate Saturdays, 12:00 – 4:00. Please see our calendar for more details.
COST: Absolutely FREE.
WHY? Because it’s fun!

There are tandems and many other types of bike.
Pedal Power is the cycling club for teenagers and adults with learning disabilities we meet on the Finsbury Park basketball courts fortnightly on Saturdays between 12:00 and 4:0pm
Please visit Pedal Powers Calendar for dates

Please wear suitable footwear. Helmets are necessary and provided for those who don’t have their own. Carers and support workers are encouraged to join in. Our trainers are qualified National Standards cycle trainers.

Sessions feature:

  • Cycling for complete beginners on 2 wheels or trikes
  • Games to improve cycling skills
  • An opportunity to try for the Special Olympics
  • Specialised bikes for a whole range of disability
  • Off road location

CONTACT Pedal Power

If you have any queries please contact Club Coordinator Jo Roach info@pedalpowercc.org

Pedal Power Website : http://www.pedalpowercc.org/

Wheels For Wellbeing – South London

Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) is an award-winning charity supporting disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling.

Cycling can be easier than walking, a way to keep independent, fit and healthy, a mobility aid, and a useful form of everyday transport. Inclusive cycling means EVERYONE can cycle regardless of age, health condition or impairment.

Website: http://www.wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk/

Metro would advise to always phone or email the Event contacts, to confirm that there have been no changes to the event time or date to avoid possible disappointment.

Croydon Sports Arena

(outdoors)

Venue: Albert Road, South Norwood SE25 4QL carer and participant with learning difficulties siting on 3 wheeler side-by-side cycle on the track at Croydon Arena
 Call: 07806 334 770

Tuesdays 10am – 1pm
Fridays 11am – 1pm 
(great for group bookings)
Saturdays 10am – 12:30pm

Train: Norwood Junction. Elmers End. Arena (Tramlink 2)
Bus: 130, 196, 197, 312, 289, 367
Car: Free parking on site
Google maps

Herne Hill Velodrome (outdoors)

104 Burbage Road, SE24 9HE Cycling instructor sitting alongside a visually impaired cyclist (having fun) on a side-by-side cycle
CALL: 07578 746 448

Mondays 11am – 1:30pm (10:30am-12:30pm during school holidays: 28th March & 4th April 2016)

We ride on the flat part of the track.

Train: Herne Hill or North Dulwich.
Bus: P4, P13, 3, 37, 68, 196, 201, 322, 468
Car: Free parking on site
Google maps

Ladywell Day Centre, Sports Hall (indoors)

148 Dressington Avenue, Lewisham SE4 1JF an elderly cyclist sitting alongside a cycling instructor -helping them to cycle, using a side-by-side cycle
CALL:  0756 116 6949

Tuesdays 10:30am – 12:30pm  (great for group bookings.)

If the weather is fine we also lead a ride through the park.

Train: Ladywell
Bus: 284, P4, 122
Car: Free parking on site (collect a free permit from reception)
Google maps

CONTACT Wheels For Wellbeing

Call: 020 7346 8482
info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk
336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA

Website: http://www.wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk/

Limited Edition Cycling- Greenwich

http://www.limitededitioncycling.co.uk/unique.html

Unique is our all ability cycling project, for all riders, families and carers, regardless of their ability or need.

Date: Saturday’s  Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Venue: Stationers Crown Woods Academy, Bexley Road, Eltham, SE9 2PT
£1 per rider per session with a parent/carer going free.

CONTACT Limited Edition Cycling

For more information or to get involved: unique@limitededitioncycling.co.uk
Or ring Ollie on 07984 200566

The Tandem Club

The Tandem Club

The Tandem Club is recommend by Monica Smith, one of our Metro Trustees, so definitely worth checking out.

The Tandem Club have groups in London and you can ring their local groups and ask if there are any members willing to be front-riders. They have a for sale board and are also now doing audio versions of their journals.

West London Club

Essex and East London

About the Tandem Club

The Tandem Club was formed in the UK in 1971 primarily to provide otherwise unobtainable spare parts and technical advice on how to maintain the older machines. This is still an important function but since then the Club has developed along with the increased interest in tandems, extending the range of services and benefits it offers to its members, and currently the Club has a world wide membership of over 5,000 members.

Throughout the UK over 40 Regional Officers organise Tandem Club activities on a local basis. They can be contacted to find out what is happening in their area or for advice on how to arrange activities.

Both within and outside the UK there are members who are willing to give advice to members touring in their country and to provide emergency assistance.

Many national events are organised by members throughout the year in the UK, and events are arranged from time to time, usually every year, in another European country. Details of these events are published in the Club’s bi-monthly Journal and are shown in Major TC Events and the What’s On Guide.

Tandem Club Main website:  https://www.tandem-club.org.uk/

 

Other useful Tandem Cycling Links:

Tandem FAQ: Everything You Ever Need To know

 

 

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