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Beacon member Roger Green is seeking some new sighted pilots to join him on his bespoke Longstaff for occasional social rides from Cofton Hackett. Some of us having been doing this for years but we are getting old and wearing out and it would great to find some new partners. 

Roger despite being blind has a detailed knowledge of the local routes and has ridden End to End and many Audax long distance events from 200-600k. Nowadays, Roger rides twice a week with a rota of pilots including myself covering up to 40 miles from Cofton Hackett with or without a cafe stop. 

Tandem riding is a different discipline and takes some getting used to but Roger is a tough and amazingly trusting stoker. With a powerful rider up front a tandem is a joy to ride on the flat or downhill. Uphill involves some grovelling but the gears are just right and the bike is designed to accommodate riders of different sizes up front. 

So if you've done all the club runs and fancy a change why not try a bit of tandem riding?? PM me if you want some advice or contact Roger direct on roger.green1943@gmail.com 

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