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Tandem Rides in Aug with MSSC

Group photo of smiling tandem cyclists and their pilots in the countryside at the camera Text says Tandem Cycling with Merton Sports and Social Club
Venue:
67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood, London, SW19 2DX
Time:
varied 9am, 9:30am, 10am - varied
Phone:
Date:
01st August 2021
Cost:
Free to try out


Booking up Rides in July and August with MSSC

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People Rides will take place on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month, sufficient pilots and ride leaders permitting.  We regret that your place cannot be guaranteed until we have secured enough pilots.  If we do not have enough pilots or ride leaders to run four rides, we will have to decide which ride levels are viable given the pilots and leaders available.

We are still trialling a new google online form which we ask all pilots and stokers to complete, in order to sign up for a particular ride.

Tandem Ride Sign Up

To book for a ride on Sunday 1st August, please use the following link:-

https://forms.gle/HbHavEJsRvhLGzrq5

To book for a ride on Saturday 21st August, please use the following link:-

https://forms.gle/Djp86yq5tZoBh5od9

As usual places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to paid up members, and you should receive confirmation no later than the Thursday before the ride.

Again, we regret that your place cannot be confirmed until we have secured enough pilots and ride leaders.

You are welcome to try out a few activities before committing to becoming a member.

 

Ride Leaders Needed

We urgently need to expand our pool of ride leaders as well as pilots.  If you have experience of leading cycle rides or would be keen to have a go, we would love to hear from you.

If interested, training is given 👉 Please email Cycling@MSSC.ORG.UK

We wouldn’t throw you in at the deep end: you could always start as a deputy/backmarker and do some shadowing, before progressing to the role of ride leader.  Please do get in touch at the below email address and we can always have a chat about it.

Remember solo cyclists are welcome on our rides and often serve as good backmarkers!

 

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People

For more information on the Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People and membership see the link below

Email: membership@mssc.org.uk.  | Website:  http://www.mssc.org.uk/

To join MSSC, please contact our Membership Secretary who will be happy to provide you with a simple form to complete and details of how to pay your subscription.

Email: membership@mssc.org.uk.

 

Interest in try  out Cycling -links below

Link to our Cycling page: Metro Cycling page

Link to our Cycling video: Cycling Video

 

 

Tandem Rides with MSSC

Group photo of smiling tandem cyclists and their pilots in the countryside at the camera Text says Tandem Cycling with Merton Sports and Social Club
Venue:
67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood, London, SW19 2DX
Time:
varied 9am, 9:30am, 10am - varied
Phone:
Date:
04th July 2021
Cost:
Free to try out


Booking up Rides in July and August with MSSC

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People Rides will take place on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month, sufficient pilots and ride leaders permitting.  We regret that your place cannot be guaranteed until we have secured enough pilots.  If we do not have enough pilots or ride leaders to run four rides, we will have to decide which ride levels are viable given the pilots and leaders available.

We are still trialling a new google online form which we ask all pilots and stokers to complete, in order to sign up for a particular ride.

Tandem Ride Sign Up

We are still short of pilots for rides on 4th and 17th July.  The link to book is:-

https://forms.gle/UUvXVu2JCLytbrAt7

MSSC still short of pilots for some rides, If interested, training is given
👉 Please email Cycling@MSSC.ORG.UK

To book for a ride on Sunday 1st August, please use the following link:-

https://forms.gle/HbHavEJsRvhLGzrq5

To book for a ride on Saturday 21st August, please use the following link:-

https://forms.gle/Djp86yq5tZoBh5od9

As usual places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to paid up members, and you should receive confirmation no later than the Thursday before the ride.

Again, we regret that your place cannot be confirmed until we have secured enough pilots and ride leaders.

You are welcome to try out a few activities before committing to becoming a member.

 

Ride Leaders Needed

We urgently need to expand our pool of ride leaders as well as pilots.  If you have experience of leading cycle rides or would be keen to have a go, we would love to hear from you.

If interested, training is given 👉 Please email Cycling@MSSC.ORG.UK

We wouldn’t throw you in at the deep end: you could always start as a deputy/backmarker and do some shadowing, before progressing to the role of ride leader.  Please do get in touch at the below email address and we can always have a chat about it.

Remember solo cyclists are welcome on our rides and often serve as good backmarkers!

 

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People

For more information on the Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People and membership see the link below

Email: membership@mssc.org.uk.  | Website:  http://www.mssc.org.uk/

To join MSSC, please contact our Membership Secretary who will be happy to provide you with a simple form to complete and details of how to pay your subscription.

Email: membership@mssc.org.uk.

 

Interest in try  out Cycling -links below

Link to our Cycling page: Metro Cycling page

Link to our Cycling video: Cycling Video

 

 

Tandem Rides in July and August with MSSC

Group photo of smiling tandem cyclists and their pilots in the countryside at the camera Text says Tandem Cycling with Merton Sports and Social Club

Booking up Rides in July and August with MSSC

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People Rides will take place on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month, sufficient pilots and ride leaders permitting.  We regret that your place cannot be guaranteed until we have secured enough pilots.  If we do not have enough pilots or ride leaders to run four rides, we will have to decide which ride levels are viable given the pilots and leaders available.

Venue Address: 67 Clarendon Road, London, SW19 2DX

Contact:  Cycling@MSSC.ORG.UK

 

Tandem Ride Sign Up

We are still short of pilots for rides on 4th and 17th July.  The link to book is:-

https://forms.gle/UUvXVu2JCLytbrAt7

MSSC still short of pilots for some rides, If interested, training is given
👉 Please email Cycling@MSSC.ORG.UK

To book for a ride on Sunday 1st August, please use the following link:-

https://forms.gle/HbHavEJsRvhLGzrq5

To book for a ride on Saturday 21st August, please use the following link:-

https://forms.gle/Djp86yq5tZoBh5od9

As usual places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to paid up members, and you should receive confirmation no later than the Thursday before the ride.

Again, we regret that your place cannot be confirmed until we have secured enough pilots and ride leaders.

You are welcome to try out a few activities before committing to becoming a member.

 

Ride Leaders Needed

We urgently need to expand our pool of ride leaders as well as pilots.  If you have experience of leading cycle rides or would be keen to have a go, we would love to hear from you.

If interested, training is given 👉 Please email Cycling@MSSC.ORG.UK

We wouldn’t throw you in at the deep end: you could always start as a deputy/backmarker and do some shadowing, before progressing to the role of ride leader.  Please do get in touch at the below email address and we can always have a chat about it.

Remember solo cyclists are welcome on our rides and often serve as good backmarkers!

 

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People

For more information on the Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People and membership see the link below

Email: membership@mssc.org.uk.  | Website:  http://www.mssc.org.uk/

To join MSSC, please contact our Membership Secretary who will be happy to provide you with a simple form to complete and details of how to pay your subscription.

Email: membership@mssc.org.uk.

 

Interest in trying Cycling?  Cycling video below!

Link to our Cycling page: Metro Cycling page

 

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My Prudential RideLondon get on your bikes 15-16 Aug

My Prudential RideLondon 15 and 16 August 2020

Get on your bike – or scooter, skateboard, trike, tandem, penny farthing, roller skates, unicycle – to help save the UK’s charities!

The eighth edition of Prudential RideLondon was due to take place on 15 and 16 August 2020, and while the festival can’t go ahead as planned, we want to keep the wheels moving and celebrate the event weekend by encouraging people to get on their bikes – or any other non-motorised wheeled transport! – and help save the UK’s charities in the process.

My Prudential RideLondon is building on the success of The 2.6 Challenge – created following the postponement of the London Marathon – which became the biggest collective fundraising effort in the world, raising more than £11 million and involving nearly 4,000 charities.

My Prudential RideLondon is your chance to take part in the world’s greatest free festival of cycling. Whatever your age or ability, you can join in – wherever you live in the UK and with whoever you like – family, friends or by yourself.

It’s your rideyour way,  for the charity of your choice!

REGISTER NOW 

the official website: https://myridelondon.co.uk

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the UK’s charities, with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events and the loss of billions in income.

Many charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most. Thousands of staff have been placed on furlough, and one in 10 charities face bankruptcy, while the sector as a whole faces a funding gap of more than £10 billion in 2020.

Over seven years, the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to get on their bikes, raising £77 million for thousands of charities in the process.

This year, we can’t all ride together, but we can unite for My Prudential RideLondon to celebrate cycling and support the UK’s charities.

REGISTER NOW 

the official website: https://myridelondon.co.uk

 

 

Wheels for Wellbeing restarted Monday Sessions!

Wheels for Wellbeing restarted Monday Sessions!

At Wheels for Wellbeing, we have restarted our Monday sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome in Southwark, although we are operating a booking system (groups of up to 6 people cycling for 45 minutes, over a 3-hour period – i.e. a total of 18 people).

Tandem Cycling only supported if both tandem riders are from the same social  Bubble

WfW won’t be doing any tandem riding unless 2 people are from the same bubble. It would be too unbearable to cycle with a mask and visor (imo) which would be the safest way.

However, side by side cycles should be OK if both riders have masks and visors. Bikeworks have just restarted their “Ride Side by Side project”, for example.

During our sessions I’m encouraging our support workers/carer etc. to cycle with their disabled cyclist, though, so I have yet to mask/visor up for cycling with someone. We have a married couple who are both VI who we can’t accommodate at the moment, sadly.

At the moment our Dare to Ride project is very small scale organised rides for those who are best suited to riding away from roads i.e. in parks, unless people have their own cycles  in which case I can organise longer rides….mainly on an individual basis so that people cycle in their own communities.

I would usually train a tandem pilot initially by having them cycling as a stoker so that they get to understand how that feels. That’s impossible to do too!

Hope that helps to understand where we’re at with regards to tandem cycling.

https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle-centre/wheels-for-wellbeing

Herne Hill Velodrome
104 Burbage Road
SE24 9HE

Contact: info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk

Tel: 020 7346 8482

This is in line with British Cycling and Government guidelines around social distancing. Unfortunately, our sessions at Croydon Sports Arena and Ladywell Day Centre are yet to re-start, as the venues we host at are still closed.

We also have a new project called “Dare to Ride”, which consists of led rides around parks, on roads and other local areas in south London – there may be scope for some tandem riding, which the Senior Administrator/Session Manager will be able to help you more with!

Liz Bull-Domican – Fundraising Officer

Contact: info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk