3rd March 2012
As Adrian was Having breakfast at T5 — at BA CONCORD LONGE, off on his Honeymoon instead of riding the Tandem! Very inconsiderate of him J
So I have a new trainee Co Capitan Muhayman to day and did his first trip out to day. I think he did quite well for a first attempt at flying the Greenspeed, he has a lot to learn but a few hours in the seat should see him alright. He has to remember to avoid hills. I did have a nice flat direct root worked out, however he wished to make a detour and we found our selves some hills! He will learn on a long run LOL. He seemed to enjoy himself and he put up with me which is harder than riding the Tandem so he has passed hid first test. J next time we will get it in top gear, at least he did not scream like Adrian did on his first downhill descent.
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.