We test rode and bought a friend's tandem today. We were very wobbly for the first five or ten minutes and I'm very glad that we started off on quiet roads. Once we had got used to tandem riding, it was a very enjoyable ride. We rode 27 miles, with a café stop at a local wildlife trust. We will be making a few changes. The handlebars were too low for Mr Effy and the gears slipped quite a bit. I will be buying a new saddle because the stoker saddle was very uncomfortable. Mr Effy had difficulty clipping in, so he will be buying some new spd pedals. Looking forward to many more miles riding it together.