Tandem Pilots Required

Published: 31st August 2012

Article by: Chris Bryant, Coach Education Officer

Talking Tandems is a developing cycling project that promotes the inclusion of individuals who are blind or partially sighted in mainstream cycling activities thus improving basic fitness levels and reducing the risk of long-term health issues in later life. Scottish Cycling is pleased to be able to support the recruitment of new pilots for Talking Tandems in West and Central Fife and believe this would be an exciting opportunity for cyclists already involved in our Go-Ride clubs. With the Paralympics set to run over the next two weeks there will be plenty of examples of how tandem riders, and Scottish ones at that can be such a beneficial part of our sport.

Talking Tandems’ aims and objectives are:

  • To encourage, facilitate and improve the health and well-being of people who are blind, partially sighted or have a dual sensory loss through participation in physical activities particularly but not exclusively in tandem cycling.To increase understanding and knowledge of the barriers facing people who are blind, partially sighted or have a dual sensory loss to public and voluntary sector organisations and, volunteers participating in the work of Talking Tandems.
  • All Talking Tandems’ volunteers will be trained and supported by Talking Tandems. This may include training in first aid, cycle ride leader, sensory awareness induction or fundraising. We will make sure that we meet your volunteering needs, current legislative requirements and Talking Tandems’ policies and procedures protect you.

A role description can be downloaded here. An application form can be downloaded here or more information can be obtained by contacting Jan at the address below.

Janet Brereton,

Talking Tandems,

19 Ollerton Court,

Victoria Road,



If you have any queries about the application form please telephone Janet Brereton: 01592 201 328.