From the WADSA (WA Disabled Sports Association) Newsletter November Edition:
Join WATCAC for Tandemonium in South Perth For Road Safety Week
The Western Australian Tandem Cycling Advisory Council (WATCAC) invites all tandem cyclists and everyone with an interest in cycling to a tandem bike muster at Point Belches, South Perth on Saturday 21 November 2020, from 8am to 11am.
Bring your tandem bike and enjoy a coffee on WATCAC to promote tandem cycling and road safety. A wide range of tandem bikes will be on display, including road bikes, mountain bikes and tourers. WATCAC members will be there to share information and demonstrate safe tandem cycling.
“We’re looking forward to meeting other cyclists, showcasing tandem cycling in the community, and promoting road safety for all road users,” says WATCAC President Erin McGlew. “Cyclists and motorcyclists are the most vulnerable road users, so we’re also encouraging people to share the roads and give cyclists the space we need.”
WATCAC supports cyclists who are blind or vision impaired to be part of WA’s growing cycling community and participate in community events. Sighted pilots take to the front of the bike and are paired with blind or vision impaired stokers on the back, forming partnerships based on a shared love of cycling.
This inaugural tandem muster is being held with the support of the Minister for Road Safety and the WA Road Safety Commission. The road safety message being promoted at the event is made possible through funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account.
“Tandem cyclists know how to work together to stay safe and we’re encouraging other road users to do the same,” says Erin.
WATCAC members would love to catch up with fellow WADSA members and friends at Tandemonium.