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Tandem Cycling Workshop, London
25 January 2020
Merton Sports and Social Club (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 with visually impaired stokers. As well as cycling practice, the session will include some sight loss awareness and guiding skills, with the aim of improving communication with and confidence around vision impaired stokers.
Following the training, their short rides are 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, they hold longer rides, venturing further afield, covering around 40 or so miles, equally rewarding but a little harder work. During the spring and summer, they 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.
Date: Saturday 25th January
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: At the rear of the Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road SW19 2DX (about 10 minutes’ walk from Colliers Wood Underground Station)
To confirm your attendance and for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07500 913 223.