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This page shows upcoming WATCAC events.

 

Saturday 27 Feb 2021: New Stoker (VI) Clinic

Starting at 8:30am at Technology Park West, Kensington, this two hour session will provide you with an introduction to riding on the back of a tandem bicycle.

You will learn how to mount, start, stop and ride on the back of a tandem bike (as the “stoker”). We will take time to familiarise and orientate new riders to a tandem placed on a stationary trainer. From there you will be matched with an experienced and sighted tandem rider (your pilot) for a guided practical session. You will be in a safe riding environment and no previous cycling experience is required. There will also be ample opportunity to chat with tandem cyclists about their riding experiences.

For those who are available on Sunday morning 28th February, we will also conduct a follow-up practice ride to build skills and confidence. The time is again 8:30-10:30, at the same location.

Please register your interest using the Contact Us page by 23rd February.

 

Sunday 28 Feb 2021: New Rider Skill Development Ride

This skill building ride around Technology Park, Bentley allows the newly trained Pilots and Stokers to gain experience riding on road in a low traffic environment. The short ride is open to our members as well as those who have attended tandem clinics. Please register your interest using the Contact Us page.

 

Regular Rides

The above rides are in addition to our regular ride schedule, commencing in February 2021. Please use the Contact Us page if you are interested in registering for any of these rides or to sign up as a “Friend of WATCAC” to receive WATCAC’s Tandem Talk newsletter and ride notifications.

 

Recreational Rides

Rec Rides are usually held on the second Sunday of the month and start at 8:00am for a 8:30am departure. The distance is generally 25-30 kilometers max at a gentle pace between 20 to 23 km/h.

Click here for more details.

 

Club Rides

Our Club Rides are usually held on the first and third Sundays of the month. Starting at 7:30am for a 8:00am departure. The distance is generally around 50 km at an average pace of 27-28 km/h.

Click here for more details.

 

Community Rides

WATCAC members are take part in a number of community rides, including invitation rides with other clubs and charity rides such as MSWA Ocean Ride and, LifeCycle for CanTeen (both On Road and Off Road events).

If you are interested in getting involved or want to suggest a community ride to join, please use the Contact Us page.

 

Special Events

WATCAC hosted Perth’s inaugural Tandem Muster event, Tandemonium, in November 2020 and is planning to hold the event again this year. Stay tuned for details. Go to the event page and this news article for more information (including photos and videos).