Tandem Cycling with MSSC until end of March 2020
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.
Tandem Cycling (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
All rides start at the Guardian Centre
Venue:At the rear of the Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road SW19 2DX
DATE START ELEVENSES DIFFICULTY MILES LEADER
15-Feb-20 8.30 am Flittons Nursery Easy 15 Richard J
15-Feb-20 8.30 am Flittons Nursery Moderate 25 Dave
29-Feb-20 10.00 am Have-a-go workshop Terry
1-Mar-20 8.30 am All Saints Coffee Shop Easy-ish 27 Richard H
1-Mar-20 8.30 am Bockets Farm Moderate 35 Dominic
21-Mar-20 8.30 am Richmond Park Café Easy 15 Richard J
21-Mar-20 8.30 am Richmond Park Café Moderate 25 Dave
4 to 5 Jul-20 Cycling and Walking weekend to Holmbury St Mary
Email: email@example.com if interested
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.
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.