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Charlotte's Tandems - Free tandem and tag-along bike hire

Free cycle hire for anyone with a disability or additional need. We lend, at no cost (i.e. for free), tandems and tag-alongs to (and only to) people with disabilities or additional needs, who are unable to ride a bike safely on their own, so that they can enjoy the wonders of cycling.

We have about a hundred tandems and about a dozen tag-alongs all over the UK.  They are with borrowers for the majority of the time but are looked after by the volunteer helpers.  They are available for hire for a couple of a months at a time, though some people have them for much longer.  If you would like to borrow one then please go to the  Charlotte's Tandems website for further information.

The disabilities and special needs of our borrowers have so far included: Severe Learning Difficulties, Autism, Aspergers, Blindness, Visual Impairment, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Amputation, Hearing Loss, Dyspraxia, Arthritis, Fybromalgia, Parkinson's, MS, ME, CRPS, COPD, Hemiplasia, Tuberous Sclerosis, CHARGE & MPS III.  Tandems are a fun and safe way to get out and about as friends, a couple, family or group. 

We require that each Borrower sends us a photo of them with the bike and some comments.  Here are some from our Borrowers.  We also need the bike back aftwerwards in a fit state for the next borrower to ride straight away, i.e. maintenance and and repairs are done by the Borrowers.

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All additional needs or disabilities.

All over the UK.