Up Coming Tandem Cycling – MSSC

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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: cycling@mssc.org.uk)

All rides start at the Guardian Centre
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: cycling@mssc.org.uk 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.


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