“Twicing it”: Bristol to Bath

If tandeming is ‘twice the fun’, why aren’t there twice as many people ‘twicing it’ on two wheels?

“Ah, we used to do a lot of that when we was courtin’ in our youth. But then I got me first car……”

“Yuh know lad, me and me wife used to do a hundred mile a day on one of those when we was young and half the weight……….but now…..well, you now how things go…..”

“Them were the days……me and the ‘owd git’ used to take a ‘drum-up’ to have by the roadside…..the things we used to do…”

“Hey, she’s not pedalling on the back…..” (we force a smile at hearing it for the thousandth time….)IMG_20180727_101534140_HDR

Today, we began the first of a four day tour from Bristol to Newbury, stopping our first night in Bath. After spending the morning checking out the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the M-Shed museum in Bristol, IMG_20180727_130829061_HDRwe headed along the old railway track that took us into the heart of Bath, passing through the 300 metre Staple Hill tunnel, along deep cuttings, until we saw some of the amazing Georgian architecture of Bath.

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About Frank Burns

My journeys around the world are less about riding a bicycle, and more about what happens when I get off the bicycle. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on August 2, 2018, in Bristol-Newbury by tandem and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I think its great that the “old dears” as we call them want to talk about their experiences on tandems from many moons ago! Clearly they were a very popular part of the courting ritual!

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  2. You’re right Colin……and those were the days when it was normal to take tandems on trains.

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