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.

Friday, 15 June 2012


In Memory of Rocco who sadly died recently
The cycling world will miss him greatly.
A nice Guy and a Great cyclist 


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So many people new Rocco, and so many have herd of him

There are a lot of stories of how others met him or how he would turn up in the most unexpected places.

I was on a sailing ship as a member of crew that set sail from Southampton bound for the Gran Canary Island, and, somewhere out at sea a week into the trip I got chatting to another blind guy on the ship and he was a cyclist a stoker on a Tandem, I just happened to menschen Rocco’s Name and the guy said O Yes I know Rocco.

Even in mid Atlantic he was known of

Once you had met him you could not forget him or his voice

What a Nice Guy he was


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