VIE Velo

Club logo of a drawing of a pink and black tandem with VIE Velo Challenge Life written underneath

Welcome!  We are an Edinburgh-based tandem club pairing visually impaired riders with sighted pilots on social rides

Our activities

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 riders and their sighted pilots.

We welcome everyone aged 18 and over.  Social interaction is just as important as riding, and our rides include cafe stops.

We have a fleet of tandems and e-tandems and we provide training to those new to tandem riding.

Please contact us at to find out more.

Come and join us, and please pass on our information to visually impaired or sighted people who might be interested.  Thank-you!

Information about the group rides

We hold organised club rides on the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month.  We meet at Saughton Park, Edinburgh at 9.30am and return around 3.30pm.  We also offer shorter rides.

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 20-40 miles, with ride leaders looking after small groups.  We also provide shorter ride options, and we have a Wednesday evening ride programme from late April to early September.  We also do overnight trips, fundraising rides and sportives.

Riders sign up two weeks in advance and our ride coordinators make the tandem pairings.

We have the tandems, e-tandems and helmets, and joining our rides is free.  Contact to begin your tandem journey.