"Two’s Company" opens up a whole new world for people who are visually impaired or disabled by giving them the opportunity to get out on the back of a tandem bicycle (piloted by a sighted volunteer) and enjoy the sounds and smells of the countryside.
Anyone in Bristol who is blind, visually impaired or disabled and would like to try tandem cycling in a supportive group. We cater for participants of all ages: from 5 - 80.
A varied programme of 25 group tandem rides each year that explore quiet cycle routes in the Bristol area and occasionally further afield to the Forest of Dean and Devon. All rides are free to attend.
We aim to be friendly, approachable and very welcoming - we hold regular taster sessions and are always keen to encourage more visually impaired or disabled people to give tandem cycling a go.
Our participants tell us that they find the rides exhilarating, relaxing and an invaluable place to make new friends:
"It’s brilliant to get back on a bike again. I never thought I would be able to do this after I lost my sight. To feel the wind rushing past you, to be out in the countryside, get some exercise, smell the flowers and trees as you go past. It’s a revelation. I’ve increased my confidence in being blind and still being part of the wider community. This has been the gateway for me to enter a better life after sight loss" - Steve
If you are visually impaired or disabled and are interested in getting involved as a "back rider" email Robin on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in volunteering to ride on the front of our tandems, email email@example.com for details of our next annual training day.