The Tandem Club
PATRON : SALLIE WALROND, LHHI
President : Minta Winn, LHHI
The Tandem Club is part of and runs under the auspices of the British Driving Society.
The present Club was formed by Sallie Walrond and Lady Vivien Cromwell in 1977 with the aim of maintaining and promoting the art of tandem driving in a “coachmanlike style”.
Membership is open to members of the British Driving Society who have demonstrated their ability to drive a tandem competently and safely in public on at least three occasions. A Statement of Competence to record these outings and which should be signed by an appropriately qualified person may be printed from here . Prospective members are scrutinised during the drive at the Meet and assuming that this is completed satisfactorily are then entitled to wear the silver tandem bars badge of The Tandem Club.
The annual Meet is held in different parts of the country to enable as many members and prospective members as possible to attend.
There is neither entrance fee nor annual subscription to the Club, echoing the principles of the first 19th Century Tandem Club. Costs are recovered by means of a raffle at the Meet to which those attending are expected to donate a prize and to purchase a generous quantity of tickets.
Sunday 14th July 2013
Richard and Virginia James are looking forward to
welcoming to their Hampshire home, Fern Cottage, East Martin,
Fordingbridge, Hants SP6 3LJ, existing Tandem Club members, potential
members plus any one fascinated by the skill of traditional tandem
Richard has commissioned
a unique memento to be awarded to the winner of the President’s Award,
for the best traditionally turned out and driven tandem. The trophy was
made by Pierre Conte, a French farrier and sculptor - from horse shoe
Richard James, Fern Cottage, East Martin, Fordingbridge, SP6 3LJ
01725 519322 or 07785 717399 or Email: email@example.com