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Newbury Tandem Challenge 24 May

Newbury Tandem Challenge 24 May with Berkshire Vision

Welcome to the Newbury Tandem Challenge with Berkshire vision!

  • Do you like to Cycle?
  • Have you ever ridden a Tandem Cycle?
  • Or do you just want to have fun and support your
    local community?
  • Berkshire Vision is hosting The Newbury Tandem Challenge this year, at Victoria Park in Newbury.

The Newbury Tandem Challenge is a fun competition for both individuals and businesses.

You don’t need to have any experience of tandem cycling, as we offer training for you and your team, on the day. The Challenge involves a 10k cycle ride across the Park, collecting 3 items that will be hidden, on the route.  Additionally, the stoker (person in the back) will be blindfolded.

Event Details:

Date: 24th May 2020  Time: 10.00 am (special training session:) Event 11.00 am

Venue: Victoria Park, Park Way, Newbury RG14 1DJ  Cost: £25

The Challenge costs £25 per person and does not include the bike and we ask each participant to get ‘sponsored per mile’.

Contact: please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

To register, sign up here.

website link: https://berkshirevision.org.uk

If you are representing a company, you 10:00 am with a special training session can dress up and wear your company logo on your shirts.

The Winners will be presented with the Berkshire Vision Newbury Tandem Challenge Trophy and we’ll be publishing the final leaderboard of results on our website.

If you require a tandem bike and have a disability, you can get one for free with Charlotte’s Tandem. Go to their website and complete their form and they will contact you.

If you do not have a bike, we can help you hire one.

Contact: please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

If you are representing a business or a corporate, we are offering 5 bikes for the first five businesses who join this challenge. Get in contact with us to find out about availability.

On the day, we will have music, food and artists performing. So, come and have a wicked Sunday with your family. Your participation will help our charity to support the services for blind and partially sighted children and adults in your local community,

You can pay for the challenge in the following bank account.

Please use CHALLENGE as the reference.

Berkshire County Blind society

Business Current Account

Nat West

Sort code: 601721

Account number:90292189

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

 

Newbury Tandem Challenge 24 May

Newbury Tandem Challenge 24 May with Berkshire Vision
Venue:
Victoria Park, Park Way, Newbury RG14 1DJ
Time:
10.00 am training - Event starts 11.00 am
Phone:
0118 987 2803
Date:
24th May 2020
Cost:
£25


Welcome to the Newbury Tandem Challenge with Berkshire vision!

  • Do you like to Cycle?
  • Have you ever ridden a Tandem Cycle?
  • Or do you just want to have fun and support your
    local community?
  • Berkshire Vision is hosting The Newbury Tandem Challenge this year, at Victoria Park in Newbury.

The Newbury Tandem Challenge is a fun competition for both individuals and businesses.

You don’t need to have any experience of tandem cycling, as we offer training for you and your team, on the day. The Challenge involves a 10k cycle ride across the Park, collecting 3 items that will be hidden, on the route.  Additionally, the stoker (person in the back) will be blindfolded.

Event Details:

Date: 24th May 2020  Time: 10.00 am (special training session:) Event 11.00 am

Venue: Victoria Park, Park Way, Newbury RG14 1DJ  Cost: £25

The Challenge costs £25 per person and does not include the bike and we ask each participant to get ‘sponsored per mile’.

Contact: please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

To register, sign up here.

website link: https://berkshirevision.org.uk

If you are representing a company, you 10:00 am with a special training session can dress up and wear your company logo on your shirts.

The Winners will be presented with the Berkshire Vision Newbury Tandem Challenge Trophy and we’ll be publishing the final leaderboard of results on our website.

If you require a tandem bike and have a disability, you can get one for free with Charlotte’s Tandem. Go to their website and complete their form and they will contact you.

If you do not have a bike, we can help you hire one.

Contact: please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

If you are representing a business or a corporate, we are offering 5 bikes for the first five businesses who join this challenge. Get in contact with us to find out about availability.

On the day, we will have music, food and artists performing. So, come and have a wicked Sunday with your family. Your participation will help our charity to support the services for blind and partially sighted children and adults in your local community,

You can pay for the challenge in the following bank account.

Please use CHALLENGE as the reference.

Berkshire County Blind society

Business Current Account

Nat West

Sort code: 601721

Account number:90292189

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us to 0118 987 2803, or email us on fundraising@berkshirevision.org

 

Tandem Cycling With MSSC

Tandem Cycling with Merton Sports and Social Club for VI People

Tandem Cycling With MSSC

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People (MSSC) has been organising tandem cycle rides for over thirty years from its base in Colliers Wood.  The club has a fleet of tandem bicycles and pairs up sighted front riders with visually impaired back riders for regular outings.  The rides are short and long to various destinations, and always include a stop at a café or a pub.  Whether it be along quiet country lanes or following the Wandle trail, the atmosphere is convivial and enjoyed by all.  It’s a great way to have fun and keep fit.  New members are always welcome, regardless of ability or experience.

‘Have a Go” workshops

MSSC  runs regular ‘Have a Go” workshops for anyone who is keen to learn how to ride a tandem, either as a back rider (stoker) or a front rider (pilot).   Stokers can try riding a tandem with an experienced cyclist and practise their pedalling technique, while pilots can learn the basics of handling a tandem and how to interact and communicate with visually impaired stokers.

Following the training,  the short rides held every third Saturday of the month are ideal to start with. No more than 25 miles, and following quiet routes as much as possible, these rides are very social and relaxed. On the first Sunday of the month, we pedal off on the longer ride, venturing further afield, covering around 40 or so miles, equally rewarding but a little harder work.  During the spring and summer, we have a weekly evening ride and also run cycling weekends with an overnight stay.

MSSC’s next tandem training/confidence building workshop will be held on Saturday, 25th January 2020.  The session is open to anyone keen to learn how to ride the front of a tandem and those who have already tried but would like to develop their skills and confidence further. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event Details

  • Where:   At the rear of the Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road SW19 2DX                              (about 10 minutes’ walk from Colliers Wood Underground  Station)
  • When: Saturday,  25th January 2020  TIME: 10.00 to 13.00
  • Contact:  Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk  or Telephone: 07500 913 223

We need an idea of numbers, so please let us know if you plan to attend and if you would like sighted support from Colliers Wood Underground Station or a nearby bus stop.

If you would like to give tandem riding a go, but cannot make the workshop on 25th January, please get in touch and we can arrange an alternative training session.

For more information about MSSC and all its activities, visit the website at www.mssc.org.uk.

MSSC Tandem Section   Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk

 

Cycling with MSSC 19 Oct

Tandem cycling with merton sports and social club
Venue:
The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road,London, SW19 2DX
Time:
8.30 am - 1.00 pm
Phone:
Date:
19th October 2019
Cost:
Free


Tandem Cycling with Merton Sport and Social Club

MSSC is based in Colliers Wood, London SW19.  The club has a fleet of tandems and  pair sighted front riders with vision impaired back riders for regular rides, mainly on quiet roads and trails.

We have enjoyed some great rides so far this year in varying types of weather!  Now that spring is in the air and the hours of daylight are extending, we are looking ahead and hoping to plan some all day rides plus some gentle evening excursions and even a weekend cycling trip, to make the most of the lighter, longer days.

MONTHLY SHORT AND LONG RIDES

Essentially, all you need to remember is that, as a general rule, the long ride is around 30 to 40 miles and is on the first Sunday, while the short ride is around 15 to 25 miles on the third Saturday.

Unless otherwise stated, all rides start at 8.30am from the Guardian Centre and include a refreshment stop.  Please endeavour to arrive promptly, so that the bikes can be prepared in good time for a 9.00 departure.  We TRY TO make it a priority to see that the long ride returns by 3.00pm and the short ride by 1.00pm, so waiting for latecomers to arrive can mean the ride has to be cut short.

MSSC Programme of Cycling rides 2019

Below are ride dates for the next few months of 2019  (S stands for short, L for long and E for evening). The all day rides will be at least 50 miles in length, with several refreshment stops, and will return early evening.

For more information and book a place, please Contact
Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk or visit our website: www.MSSC.org.uk for more information

Metro Blind Sport  would always advise contacting the event contact to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations

October:

  • Saturday 19th (S)

If you are a stoker, please email cycling@mssc.org.uk to book on to a ride as soon as possible, preferably with at least a fortnight’s notice.  Securing sufficient pilots tends to be a demanding task, and places on a ride will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  If you are a pilot, letting us know your availability well in advance is hugely helpful.  The ride organiser will confirm whether or not sufficient pilots are available by the Thursday before the ride; if you have not heard by then, please contact us to check your name is definitely on the list.

if you are willing to lead a ride or recommend a particular destination, please let us know, as we are keen to broaden our base of ride leaders and expand our repertoire of routes.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Richard and Terry James

MSSC Tandem Section

Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk

or visit our website: www.MSSC.org.uk

Metro Blind Sport  would always advise contacting the event contact to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations

 

Cycling with MSSC 21 Sept

Tandem cycling with merton sports and social club
Venue:
The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road,London, SW19 2DX
Time:
8.30 am - 1.00 pm
Phone:
Date:
21st September 2019
Cost:
Free


Tandem Cycling with Merton Sport and Social Club

MSSC is based in Colliers Wood, London SW19.  The club has a fleet of tandems and  pair sighted front riders with vision impaired back riders for regular rides, mainly on quiet roads and trails.

We have enjoyed some great rides so far this year in varying types of weather!  Now that spring is in the air and the hours of daylight are extending, we are looking ahead and hoping to plan some all day rides plus some gentle evening excursions and even a weekend cycling trip, to make the most of the lighter, longer days.

MONTHLY SHORT AND LONG RIDES

Essentially, all you need to remember is that, as a general rule, the long ride is around 30 to 40 miles and is on the first Sunday, while the short ride is around 15 to 25 miles on the third Saturday.

Unless otherwise stated, all rides start at 8.30am from the Guardian Centre and include a refreshment stop.  Please endeavour to arrive promptly, so that the bikes can be prepared in good time for a 9.00 departure.  We TRY TO make it a priority to see that the long ride returns by 3.00pm and the short ride by 1.00pm, so waiting for latecomers to arrive can mean the ride has to be cut short.

MSSC Programme of Cycling rides 2019

Below are ride dates for the next few months of 2019  (S stands for short, L for long and E for evening). The all day rides will be at least 50 miles in length, with several refreshment stops, and will return early evening.

For more information and book a place, please Contact
Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk or visit our website: www.MSSC.org.uk for more information

Metro Blind Sport  would always advise contacting the event contact to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations

September:

  • Saturday 21st (S)

October:

  • Sunday 6th (L)
  • Saturday 19th (S)

If you are a stoker, please email cycling@mssc.org.uk to book on to a ride as soon as possible, preferably with at least a fortnight’s notice.  Securing sufficient pilots tends to be a demanding task, and places on a ride will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  If you are a pilot, letting us know your availability well in advance is hugely helpful.  The ride organiser will confirm whether or not sufficient pilots are available by the Thursday before the ride; if you have not heard by then, please contact us to check your name is definitely on the list.

if you are willing to lead a ride or recommend a particular destination, please let us know, as we are keen to broaden our base of ride leaders and expand our repertoire of routes.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Richard and Terry James

MSSC Tandem Section

Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk

or visit our website: www.MSSC.org.uk

Metro Blind Sport  would always advise contacting the event contact to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations

WEEKDAY EVENING RIDES

We are looking to run a weekly evening ride, probably on Wednesdays, starting around 6.30 pm  from the Guardian Centre and returning between 9.00 and 9.30pm.  However, we can only run these rides if we have enough willing pilots and ride leaders, who know of well-located pubs and the best route there and back!

Please get in touch if you would like to cycle on any Wednesday evening!