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The Tandem Bike Australia website is dedicated to assisting all tandem riders as well as Vision Impaired Cyclists in any way it possibly can. Some resources to help you find more information have been added below, and the site will be updated as more is received or found. If you come across any websites or information that you think may help, please e-mail it via the address on the Contact Us page.
TANDEM BIKE RIDING FOR VISION IMPAIRED CYCLISTS. Get out and about, clear your head, get the blood circulating and meet interesting people? Get to cycle through different places in Canberra : lakes, hills, suburbs, parks - on the excellent cycle path network?
New South Wales:
Exsight Tandems was started in April 2008. From the humble beginnings of one blind person getting a group of sighted cyclists to ride with him on a tandem, the group has grown rapidly to include a regular roster of able cyclists riding with a group that includes blind, low vision and people with other disabilities.
CCBUG RidesAssist program offers tandem rides predominantly for people living with vision impairment, but can also support people living with other disabilities (restrictions apply).
Our pilots are either Bicycle NSW accredited ride leaders or just experienced riders, all of whom have passed our pre-requisites (minimum number of tandem rides; tandem ride with experienced pilot on back; tandem ride with our RidesAssist coordinator; leading the blind training; Bicycle NSW membership - for insurance).
Our RidesAssist rides are part of our normal rides program, where the tandem(s) form just part of the usual group ride. This provides a great opportunity for the stokers to mingle with our regular riders, both during the ride and at our (mandatory!) coffee stop. And for our regular riders to learn more about people living with a disability.
Our RidesAssist rides are denoted by the "RA" in the ride name, both on our FB page and our website calendar.
Booking are essential, and some of our RA rides are only for experienced stokers.
Initial booking is via email, with subsequent bookings via our FB group or phone call.
We currently have 2 very regular vision impaired riders, and several other irregular ones. One of the regulars has cycled with us on 100km rides on several occasions (after starting with 25km rides), and the other is currently up to 45km rides and extending.
We have several tandem bicycles available, from flat-bars to a full road bike. I also personally have a tandem setup specifically for me as a pilot, which I often use for RidesAssist and sometimes for my family or friends.
Cycle for fun; cycle for your health; cycle for transport; cycle for the environment.
This is a group for Tandem bicycles in Australia. Where can you get it, etc. Anyhow join in and add your two bobs worth, it would be good to have some more information about Tandems, their owners, the rides they go on and anything else you like.
Tandem Armidale is the Armidale, NSW branch of Exsight Tandems. The group exists to assist those who wouldn’t be able to ride a bicycle by themselves to get out and enjoy cycling, recreationally and in competition. When Andrew Devenish-Meares returned to Armidale in 2012, he brought with him a tandem from Exsight in order to keep riding. After making contact with the Armidale Cycling Club he started riding with Dave Rubie. Later that year he also joined the Cycling Club and began racing periodically. Andrew started a blog under the name Tandem Armidale in March 2013. The name was later adopted by the team
"The Darwin Cycling Club has a Cannondale road tandem located at the home of
a vision-impaired cyclist who is always looking for someone to act as his
pilot. There are also two track tandems located at the velodrome but they
need quite a bit of work to get them running properly again. Contact the
club if you wish to ride as a pilot or would like to get the track tandem
Townsville Tandems is a brand new initiative which aims to provide opportunities for people with a disability to participate in the sport of cycling. Townsville Tandems is affiliated with Sporting Wheelies who support the organization, fundraising and running of the group to involve people with disabilities in sporting activities
Lifecycle Cycling club
We are a very inclusive of all para athletes facilitates, social rides, crit races, velodrome rides and road racing. We have some club bikes and have regular social rides and training rides.
Initial contact with the club can be Andrew Carroll 0424001650 or President: Chevonne Arrowsmith 0423 477 137
The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) Recreation and Leisure Service provides assistance to help people who are blind or vision impaired maintain their recreation and leisure interests, or discover new ones. As part of this service, the RSB offers tandem bike loans to clients for up to six months. Clients are then encouraged to join weekly tandem group rides in their area. Cyclists also have the option of joining Team RSB for the Bupa Community Challenge Tour, as part of the Tour Down Under series. For mor information visit the web address above or contact Andrew Davies on 0882543011
"Tandem Bike Victoria is an organisation that has been established by a group of blind/vision impaired persons to manage tandem bike riding events for blind/vision impaired people.
Western Australia Tandem Cycling Advisory Council.
The purpose of the WA Tandem Cycling Advisory Council (WATCAC) is to promote the integration of blind and vision-impaired cyclists into the cycling mainstream.
WATCAC organises recreation rides, velodrome sessions.
This website is a place for students and teachers to learn more about Australian Paralympians, the Paralympic movement and people with disabilities in general.
A tandem bicycle is a form of bicycle designed for the purpose of being ridden by more than one person.
While the most common form of the tandem bicycle seats just two people, the largest tandem bicycle seats up to thirty-five people and is over 65 feet long.
Beach Road Cycles
Australia's tandem specialist. We sell new and used tandems
Including our much anticipated new Beach Road Cycles custom tandems! We hire Tandems.
We hand-build folding and travel bicycles that fit your body and your style.
We take time to get to know you and your goals, then create a Bike Friday that will grant you the freedom to live your adventure.
Santana Tandems custom built and designed. The Ultimate Tandem Experience. Founded by tandem enthusiasts in 1976, Santana has had the same focus, passion and ownership for over three decades. Recognized as the World’s #1 builder of high performance tandems.
Pegasus Tandems was established in 2005 to design and import some quality tandems for the Australian market. They also have a trailer that holds seven tandems for use to promote events in Victoria for VIPs.