We took our tandem group out for a pleasant afternoon’s cycle along the Leeds-Liverpool canal starting at Saltaire in Bingley then East towards Keighley. It was a pleasant sunny autumn afternoon for our group of seven keen cyclists, all up for a day out in the countryside.
Our tandem bike ride took in the industrial heart land of the Aire valley, passing between old mill buildings, newer transport links and the river of the same name. After an hour or so of gentle exercise, we stopped for a lunch break at Five Rise Locks just after a mammoth of a steep hill at the top of the locks.
Then it was back on the tandems and upstream, passing cottages, allotments and back gardens, only for a short while though until we reached East Riddleston Hall a historic 17th century National Trust manor house with an excellent tea shop.
We discovered this through extensive scientific research into their delicious scones with clotted cream and chocolate and coffee cake, washed down with a healthy amount of tea.
You can find out more about our tandem clubs on our web site. These clubs also run on weekday evenings in Harrogate and Wetherby and help people with disabilities to access the countryside.