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.
Sunday, 7 August 2011
West Middlesex run 7th August 2011
42.7 miles - Out from Hayes to Ickenham Pump to meet the rest of West Middlesex Group. Up to Harefield, then nice descent, before more climbs then down along the valley into Chesham. A Return via Stoney Lane where we needed the lowest gear and back via the Chalfonts and Denham. Final Tea and Cake at Denham Country Park then home. Rather wet
Recommend the Ginger ice slice at Denham Country Park However we consumed the last two slices! O dear well hard luck! J