Bury Tandem Club for Blind and Partially Sighted People
We are a friendly club and charity of about 30 people who enjoy cycling. All of our rear riders, called stokers, have a visual impairment and range from very experienced club cyclists who have lost their sight to younger people who have discovered the joys of cycling through the club.
We’re looking for new pilots
We need new pilots. If you are a reasonably confident, fairly fit cyclist looking for something a bit different, wanting to make a difference and maybe improve your cycling skills, then please get in touch, using our contacts page. We have a waiting list of visually impaired people who want to ride, so we really need to find some more front riders. Can you help?
There are different ways to get involved with the club.
Visually impaired stokers
It doesn’t matter how experienced you are. If you’d like to join us on our regular Sunday rides and can get to Tottington, Bury for 9.15am, get in contact.
We are looking for reasonably strong, steady riders but most importantly reliable riders – if you sign up for a ride, we really need you to turn up as a visually impaired person will be waiting for you.
If you’ve got the skills and time to help us grow and develop, we are looking for a small number of new committee members. We are particularly interested in people who have experience of fundraising, grant applications, policy development. You don’t need to be a cyclist. We have one evening meeting every six weeks.
If you think you can help, contact us.
Visit our fundraising page if you would like to support us through donations, sponsorship or fundraising.
Free cycle maintenance
Tandem club pilot Harry is offering to service and repair bicycles for just the cost of parts. All he asks is that you make a donation to Bury Tandem Club. Use our contact form to find out more.
Based in Bury, Greater Manchester, our Sunday rides take us across Lancashire, the West Pennine Moors, Cheshire and West Yorkshire. We average about 13mph and rides are between 40 and 60 miles with a lunch-stop in the middle. We ride every Sunday unless the weather is very bad.
Riding a tandem is a great way to experience the beautiful countryside around Manchester, while keeping fit. Pilot and stoker work together and getting into a good cycling rhythm makes riding a joy.