August 6th Today’s Ride 50.1 miles
Out from Hayes past Heathrow Terminal and on to Staines, then out through Runnymede into Windsor for a tea and cake stop by the river. Out south then past Lego land through Winkfield and Maidens Green towards Maidenhead, turning at Bird Hill golf course and heading back via Bray to Downey for another tea and cake stop at the "Walled Garden", then onto to Windsor and Eton. Met "Cycleman" from the YACF forum on the wooden bridge at Eton with his 700c ICE adventure, had a good chat about Tries then off again via Slough and Uxbridge to home.
Slow Puncher front left bramble thorn, first front puncher.
Greenspeed recumbent trike
March 2011, with the help of the BT benevolent fund I finally ordered A Greenspeed recumbent trike From Australia, Please see the link to their web site. The reason for such a change from solo Cycling to a Tandem is to reseeding eye sight , I am registered as blind as I have lost over 80% of my eye sight mostly from the centre of my eyes. I am still managing to ride solo with my Club the west Middlesex CTC see links. However it’s getting near the end and I’m getting ready for the time it will be too dangerous for the solo bike witch I will miss greatly as losing the independence just to go and get lost for a few hours on my own, or go touring with a tent around the UK. The Tandem will give me the tool to keep my cycling passion alive and my social life ticking over. My good Friend Adrian is the main Pilot / captain However it’s been modified by Greenspeed to take a large range of riding sizes for whoever wishes to take me out. I could not have achieved obtaining this tandem without BT and the charities BT contacted on my behalf. And I had one member of BT staff donate towards it thank you. And a big thanks you to the guys and girls at Greenspeed. This is a web site of its birth and journeys, of what I call my Thunderbird 2, in photos.