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.

Monday, 12 December 2011

10th and 11th week end ride. 17th Dec The 1006 mile ride

1006 MILES

Saturday was a cold start to a run threw London to Hackney Cafe for a Number one with coffee
Tandem running well now the spacing on the right hand brake allows the wheel to run free!!
A good wonder around London with the normal adulation that the Tandem creates out and about, and lots of Photos taken when we glide through tourist points, always great fun, and at tea stops may questions if we do not hide, it’s a bit repetitive with the same questions but hay that’s OK its better than being ignored and it’s great to see the points and the shouts and the smiling faces when it comes into view.
Well we went out on the Sunday to try to get the 1000 Miles up had a good ride as it was not so cold And dodged  all the rain so a dry run on a flat root out threw Twickenham to the river Thames where we stop for Tea. Well we tried with extra loops to get more miles in, but when arriving back at its Home, we where 4 miles short, and I have to admit a bit shattered to get back on and do the 4!  
So we are nearly there the 1000 mile mark, watch this space.


17th Dec
The 1006 mile ride          1006 MILES










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