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Help needed for CharlottesTandems.co.uk

Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 2:35pm
by Charlotte's Tandems
Charlotte's Tandems is a registered charity that lends tandems and tag-alongs to people with disabilities or additional needs all over the UK for FREE, so that they can enjoy the wonders of cycling on the open road.

Our helper in Rugby can't help us anymore, so we need someone to take over from him. He currently has three tandems of ours, but we may be selling one soon.

We are also needing a Helper in Northern Ireland, to look after our one tandem there.

The role of the helper involves arranging for Borrowers to come and collect tandems from them and then at the end of the hire period (normally two months or so) to receive the tandems back and then arrange for the next Borrowers to come and collect the tandems. Most helpers enjoy meeting the Borrowers and helping them to love cycling.

Our borrowers have a whole range of disabilities: mainly these are autism, visual impairments, learning difficulties.

Please see our website, CharlottesTandems.co.uk, for lots more info and lots of pictures of people having fun on our bikes.

I hope you can help. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Alex

Re: Help needed for unique cycling charity

Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 6:59pm
by Charlotte's Tandems
We don't yet have anyone in the Northampton, Kettering, Peterborough area, so the tandems from Rubgy could go there.

Re: Help needed for unique cycling charity

Posted: 12 Dec 2014, 4:50pm
by Charlotte's Tandems
We also now need a Helper in or near Hampshire.
Please let me know if you can help or know someone who might be able to help.
Alex

Re: Help needed for unique cycling charity

Posted: 10 Jan 2015, 12:33pm
by Charlotte's Tandems
Still looking for Helpers in or near Hampshire and in NI. If we can't find one for Hampshire then we will have to sell our tandems there.

Can anyone help?

Anyone need a Pilot or Stoker for a tandem?

Posted: 8 Nov 2015, 6:50pm
by Charlotte's Tandems
Add your details to http://pilots-stokers.weebly.com/ and Lucie will try and match someone up for you.

Best wishes,

Alex

Re: Help needed for CharlottesTandems.co.uk

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 4:05pm
by lescargo
Hello , just spotted this looking through the site.
FROM NOVEMBER 2015!!!
Hope all is well with you and your splendid work.

previously I piloted tandems for local Blind club.
Very rewarding though now ,at 77, I can't haul anyone else round.

I would be very pleased to assist your efforts by drawing attention to this old post/request.

There will, surely, be new members and newly retired members- potential pilots or
even escort/ mentor riders/helpers.
Mike McGeever

Re: Help needed for CharlottesTandems.co.uk

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 4:19pm
by Vorpal
They are active on Facebook & I know someone who has used one of their tandems for his special needs son. They ended up buying one because he loved it so much.

Helper needed for CHARLOTTES TANDEMS ( cheshire area )

Posted: 11 Jun 2020, 6:40pm
by merrymac
We are an international charity, based in the UK, that lends tandems to people with disabilities or learning difficulties. We lend bikes out FREE OF CHARGE, so no-one is excluded by lack of money or ability to cycle. We are now the largest providers of tandems in the UK, I believe. After answering an advert 10 years ago on this very Forum to help Charlottes Tandems, I now very reluctantly have to hang up my allen (Alan ?) keys and bike pump. Please read my plea below and if you fit the bill, please get in touch.................

Charlotte's Tandem Helper needed in Cheshire area.

It is with great reluctance that I'm retiring from Charlotte's Tandems on 1 July, after being a Helper since soon after its inception 10 years ago. Every good thing must come to an end, but the Chairman knows my reasons for calling it a day. Like all the best things in life that are free, being a Helper has been for me a very, very satisfying activity. I can guarantee you get out much more than you put in. Just look at the posts here on Facebook from Borrowers.

I'm aiming this post at any Past or present Borrowers, any cyclists or anyone who wishes to give back to their Community. You need to live in the Cheshire, Wirral or City of Manchester areas. WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO DO THIS VERY WORTHWHILE VOLUNTARY ROLE?

If you wish to know more, please PM me here, or call me on 07522 919 974 or email me on cheshire@charlottestandems.co.uk