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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: ‘Have a Go” 25 Jan

Tandem Cycling with Merton Sports and Social Club for VI People
Venue:
At the rear of the
Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road SW19 2DX    
Time:
10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Phone:
07500 913 223
Date:
25th January 2020
Cost:
Free


‘Have a Go” Tandem Cycling Workshops

Merton Sports and Social Club 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.

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

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.

 

 

VICTA Sports Activity Week

VICTA Sports Activity Week book your place by 3 Jan 2020

VICTA Sports Activity Week – Entry Closing date:  Friday 3 January 2020

VICTA and RNC are hosting a Sports Activity Week in February at the RNC campus in Hereford.

If you are full of energy and an avid sports lover or you would just like to try something new, come and get involved in VICTA’s Sports Activity Week.

This trip will combine many different visually impaired sports, from blind football to cycling to blind cricket. You will also have the opportunity to get stuck into and test yourself at Oaker Wood Outdoor Adventure Centre.

Who: 14 to 17 years
Closing date:  Friday 3 January 2020
Event Date: 18 to 21 February 2020
Location: RNC, Hereford  Cost: £40
Entry Link: https://blindsport.uk/VictaSports

It won’t all be go go go, we will have the opportunity to slow down in the RNC spa and socialise over a game of bowling. Our group will be based at the college, a Further Education College for students with visual impairments.

This promises to be a fun and busy few days – a chance to try new things and develop new skills. The break will be an ideal setting to meet other young people of a similar age group and share experiences.

If you would like to join us on this activity, please apply on our website via the link below

Entry Link: https://blindsport.uk/VictaSports

 

 

VICTA Sports Activity Week

VICTA Sports Activity Week book your place by 3 Jan 2020
Venue:
RNC, Hereford
Time:
Closing date: 3 Jan 2020 - Event date 18 to 21 February 2020
Phone:
Date:
03rd January 2019
Cost:
£40
Contact:


VICTA Sports Activity Week – Entry Closing date:  Friday 3 January 2020

VICTA and RNC are hosting a Sports Activity Week in February at the RNC campus in Hereford.

If you are full of energy and an avid sports lover or you would just like to try something new, come and get involved in VICTA’s Sports Activity Week.

This trip will combine many different visually impaired sports, from blind football to cycling to blind cricket. You will also have the opportunity to get stuck into and test yourself at Oaker Wood Outdoor Adventure Centre.

Who: 14 to 17 years
Closing date:  Friday 3 January 2020
Event Date: 18 to 21 February 2020
Location: RNC, Hereford  Cost: £40
Entry Link: https://blindsport.uk/VictaSports

It won’t all be go go go, we will have the opportunity to slow down in the RNC spa and socialise over a game of bowling. Our group will be based at the college, a Further Education College for students with visual impairments.

This promises to be a fun and busy few days – a chance to try new things and develop new skills. The break will be an ideal setting to meet other young people of a similar age group and share experiences.

If you would like to join us on this activity, please apply on our website via the link below

Entry Link: https://blindsport.uk/VictaSports

 

 

RIDELONDON-SURREY 100

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PRUDENTIAL RIDELONDON-SURREY 100

Time is running out to enter the world’s greatest cycling sportive

Time is running out to enter the ballot and guarantee your chance to ride the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 16 August 2020.

The iconic route starts from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, heads out through central London towards Surrey’s stunning countryside, before finishing in spectacular style on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace – and thousands of cheering cycling fans.

The ballot is FREE to enter but places are limited and it’s filling up fast, so enter today and guarantee your chance to take part in the eighth edition of this epic century ride, which has become one of the world’s greatest cycle sportives. It really is a cycling challenge like no other!

Experience the fun and freedom of riding 100 miles on traffic-free roads – enter the ballot now.

ENTER THE BALLOT

We hope to see you on the Start Line next August!

Best wishes,  The Prudential RideLondon Team

Chris Lewis Shares his experience of the Prudential Ride London 2017!