Tandem Hire - Yorkshire - any advice?

Discussion in 'Tandem and Other Bikes' started by Buck, 21 Apr 2017.

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  1. Buck

    Buck Veteran

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    Yorkshire
    Hi

    For my (older :smile:) friend's 50th he has decided at the last minute that he would like to do a tandem ride. The challenge is that this is in two weeks time. We're planning a 50 miler - it would have to be wouldn't it?

    There will be 4 of us so two tandems. Does anybody know where we can hire a couple of tandems in the York/Yorkshire area for a day or perhaps two?

    Another option is for us to buy a couple of second hand ones, use them for he weekend then sell them on (hopefully for little or no loss?!) - not sure if this is a good idea or not though?

    Any help or guidance much appreciated

    Cheers
     
  2. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

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    I'd hire rather than buy - that way you'll get something that's guaranteed to work, as opposed to something of an unknown quantity. How about these guys:

    https://www.tandems.co.uk/info/tandem-hire.php
     
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  3. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Last edited: 22 Apr 2017
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  4. growingvegetables

    growingvegetables Guru

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  5. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    Yes, if anyone anywhere in the country can help it'll be JD Tandems, who happen to be near Ilkley.
     
  6. OP
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    Buck

    Buck Veteran

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    Yorkshire
    Thanks all

    We tried cyclesense and they dononly have one tandem.

    Looks like JD Tandems might be the option if no other thoughts come through.
     
  7. growingvegetables

    growingvegetables Guru

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  8. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    If you get something from JD it'll be a decent tandem and a joy to ride. If you get the token tandem from a generic bike hire place it'll be a super-heavy gaspipe special. Which might be okay if you're pootling up and down a path, but not for anything longer.
     
  9. Tight Git

    Tight Git Senior Member

    JD are good - hired one for a day about 18 months ago. Some nice roads around Gargrave that are not too hilly and fairly quiet.

    Good quality bikes and they look after you properly.
     
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  10. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Have you tried @mickle, at Get Cycling, they showing as hiring tandems.
     
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    Buck

    Buck Veteran

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  12. We're not offering bike hire right now - we don't do enough of it to make it worthwhile- also a shortage of staff to manage it and a limited range of suitable bikes.
     
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  13. OP
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    Buck

    Buck Veteran

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    Thanks all. We've gone with JPTandems for next weekend !
     
  14. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Enjoy.

    You might even see "The Twelve Disciples".
     
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    Buck

    Buck Veteran

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    Enlighten me?........
     
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