VIE Velo

Cycling UK Affiliated Group

VIE Velo

Welcome to VIE Velo, an Edinburgh-based tandem club pairing visually impaired riders with sighted ones on social rides

Our activities 
Leisure/Touring rides
Rides specifically designed for disabled people
About us 

VIE Velo is an Edinburgh-based tandem club which brings the joy of cycling to visually impaired people and sighted pilots. We are growing our community through regular organised rides.

We welcome everyone aged 16 and over. Social interaction is just as important as riding for us, and every ride includes a generous cafe stop.

We have a fleet of bikes provided by the RS MacDonald Charitable Trust, Transport Scotland and individual donations. We provide training to those new to tandem riding.

Come and join us, and please pass on our information to visually impaired or sighted people who might ride with us: vieveloridecoordinator@gmail.com.

Information about the group rides 

We have organised club rides on the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month. We meet at Saughton Park, Edinburgh at 9.30am and return by 3pm.

We ride at a friendly pace and include a cafe lunch stop. Our routes favour quiet roads and cycle paths and take us out of Edinburgh in all directions.

We typically ride 15-25 miles, keeping together. Riders sign up in advance and the ride coordinator makes the tandem pairings.

We have the tandems; riders just need to turn up. Contact vieveloridecoordinator@gmail.com to join a ride.

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