Ebrahim from London
Ebrahim and his Dad, Ghalib, collected one of our Sussex based Viking Companion tandems at the end of August 2021.
Bonnie from Bristol
Bonnie and Max collected our Gloucestershire based maroon Orbit tandem in late August 2021. They plan to take it on a camping trip. See a video of them in action on our Facebook group.
Sian from Conwy
Sian's husband, Ed, collected our North Shropshire based Viking Pink Link tandem in late August 2021. Ed told our Facebook group soon after, "First tentative spin in a super-sunny North Wales :)"
Andy from the Midlands
Andy and Nicola collected our Warwickshire based Bike Friday tandem in late-August 2021. Simon, our Helper there, told our Facebook group, "Nicola and her husband Wayne are going to swap captain duties between them and Andy will be the able stoker behind!" See a video of them in action on our Facebook group.
Alex from Sandy in Bedfordfordshire
Alex and his Dad collected our Hertfordshire based Viking Valhalla tandem in late August 2021. Steve, our Helper there said, "I fitted it with Thorn crank shorteners enabling the lad to reach. Dad was quite mechanically minded and would adjust front saddle for Mum or Dad as needed."
Isabella from Little Sutton
Isabella and her Dad collected our Liverpool based Burley Samba tandem in late August 2021. Her Mum, Lian, told our Facebook group, "Took the tandem out for our first ride today. My little girl is 9 and has always wanted to join in on bike rides and not just sit in the wagon attached at the back. She didn’t stop smiling"
Yaacov from Gateshead
Yaacov and his parents collected our Newcastle based Micmo tandem in late August 2021 This is the second time that they have borrowed a tandem from us. More details and a photo are to follow.
Jane from Northleach
Jane and her husband, Tom, collected our Gloucestershire based green Thorn Adventurer tandem in mid-August 2021. Jane, wrote a few days later, ""After picking up the tandem on Monday we have been out and about getting used to it. Today we cycled from Northleach to Burford and back (approx 20 miles) and loved it (even the hills!). Tom gets a much better cycle as he doesn’t have to keep stopping and waiting for me and I’m not as worn out afterwards. It’s brilliant that we can now go a bit further instead of always cycling the same usual routes. Exercise is the best thing for Parkinson’s Disease so it feels wonderful to be doing something positive. Thank you so much for the loan of the tandem."
Max from Barnsley
Max and his Dad, collected our Manchester based tag-along bike in mid-August 2021. Sam told our Facebook group, "Smiles all around! Thanks to Charlotte’s Tandems and our helper, Dave, for the loan of a tag along bike allowing Max to get out on a bike with his Dad during our mini break to Sewerby."
Mel from Dereham
Mel and Mick collected our Norfolk based Kurton tandem in mid-August 2021. Mel told our Facebook group, "It’s a bit scary not being in control but great to be able to get some exercise. Thank you Charlottes Tandems!"
Alana from Cambridgeshire
Alan and her Partner collected our Cambridgeshire based Orbit Gemini tandem in mid-August 2021. She wrote soon after, "All picked up and finally managed to get rid of all our three children and go out on the tandem. It was a great feeling to be biking again after nearly three years! Thank you so much for the opportunity. Attached is a photo."
Ellie from Halesworth
Ellie and her Dad, Mark, collected our Suffolk based Viking Regency tandem in mid-August 2021. Unfortunately they didn't ride it and returned it soon after.
Thomas from the North-East
Thomas and his parents collected our newly donated Newcastle based Dawes tandem in the mid-August 2021 This is the second time that they have borrowed a tandem from us. In mid-September they reported that Thomas hadn't wanted to ride it yet. More details and a photo are to follow.
Travis from Tekwesbury
Travis's Dad, Guy, collected our Gloucestershire based maroon KHS Tandemania Comp tandem in early August 2021. His Mum, Carly, told our Facebook group the next day, "Travis' first time of trying out the bike. We were unsure if he would like it or be nervous about it but he proved us totally wrong and ended up going around the block several times. He loved it!!!"
Oscar from Richmond
Oscar's Dad collected our Newcastle based Orbit tandem at the start of August 2021. His Mum, Mandy told our Facebook group that day, "A Big thank you to Charlotte’s Tandems and Tim Dowson for getting us to this stage! We collected the lovely tandem today and have been practicing in the car park! We were very concerned that (our very physically able) Oscar would leap off at any moment, but so far so good! He even tried a bit of one-legged pedaling".