Group riding requires awareness and care beyond skills and conventions of solo cycling. Riding in support of blind and vision-impaired cycling, we have a special duty of care, to always ride in a manner that is respectful of the safety expectations of your riding partner. The partnership and responsibility shared between pilot and stoker is extended throughout the group to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants. On WATCAC rides some bikes may have assigned roles. But as always in tandem cycling, no one person is more important than another.
This guide outlines preferred practices for WATCAC rides . Our priorities on group rides are the safety and enjoyment of all participants.
Click here to download the Ride Guide (effective from July 2021).
WATCAC organises a variety of rides to suit all tastes and abilities:
Recreation Rides – very social and always, always including a stop for coffee, these rides are a great introduction to tandem cycling and a great way to meet other riders and form partnerships.
Club Rides – these rides are for those riders who are looking for a bit more of a challenge. Longer and ridden at a faster pace than the Recreation Rides but there is still time for coffee!
Special Events – over a number of years, our members have participated in a number of community events, such as MSWA Ocean Ride and, LifeCycle for CanTeen (both On Road and Off Road events). We have also held our own Tandemonium tandem muster event. These are fantastic events and a really good opportunity to mix with the wider cycling community.
Country Tours – WATCAC has conducted 3-5 day cycling tours over the years. These tours combine cycling, fun, fellowship and education as we cycle through the countryside and visit towns and schools along the way.
Some of our typical Recreation and Club Ride routes can be found on Ride with GPS by clicking on the image below: