The Cycling Campaign ‘bumped’ into Bristol Tandem Hire on one of the initial Portway Sunday Park rides and the first thing everyone noticed was not their tandem but their Jack Russell dog, who goes virtually everywhere with them by bike. It wasn’t long before the conversation turned to tandem riding and what a great business opportunity there is in hiring them out.
Which is exactly what Jane Thomas did in the summer of 2015, following years of happy family tandeming at home and abroad. Bristol, with its expanding cycling culture and spirit of environmentalism, perfectly matches their vision. Their tandems are suitable for all ages and levels of experience with the option of a child seat for children under 4 years old. The high quality, easy and fun to ride tandems can be hired for any journey, from short trips around the city to longer tours.
As Bristolians, Jane and her team can share local knowledge and create rides for those seeking guidance and inspiration. The routes are planned so as to be away from motor traffic where possible and for you ever-hungry folk, they even provide tasty hampers containing food sourced from local, independent food retailers. So reflecting the spirit of the South West and not only that, they proudly use the Bristol Pound wherever they can. By its nature, riding a tandem is inclusive and so Bristol Tandem Hire’s aim is to promote this in order that many more people will gain confidence in their own cycling abilities and share the fun.
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