Claire and I recently signed up to volunteer for the Foundation for the Blind and, take visually impaired members out for a ride on the back of a tandem.
Our first ride had us pedal a ‘stoker’ (that’s what they call the pillion passenger) from Lincoln to Little River, on a dis-used converted railway line connection, now a cycle rail trail.
My member had never ridden a tandem before, let alone the distance being approx. 44 kms one way, and so was absolutely thrilled to make it the whole way. A grin of achievement – a grimace of a sore bum however, it was worth it.
Claire’s member rode both to and from Little River meaning over 80 kms on the bike seat. So did Claire actually making up the tandem numbers! Her member was as equally euphoric.
I rode the tandem bike back without passenger for moral support.
This would have to have been one of the best micro-adventures we have ever involved ourselves with.
To enrich. To be enriched.