BikeRadar Live: Discover the World of Tandeming with JD Cycles

Get your leg over a two-seater at Donington Park

Enjoy tandeming

If you’ve ever fancied a ride on a bicycle made for two, or you’re a regular tandem rider who wants to try the latest models from the best companies, Discover the World of Tandeming with JD Cycles is for you.


JD Cycles have tandems from the likes of Ventana and Santana, and will be bringing their fleet to BikeRadar Live. During four half-hour sessions you’ll be able to demo ride them on the DoningtonPark racing track.

Tandems are a brilliant way to discover the outdoors, adding a new dimension to cycling with a partner. They’re a great way to share the experience of a ride, especially where the riders are of differing abilities.

Discover the World of Tandeming with JD Cycles will give you the chance to learn how to ride in captain and stoker positions, and you’ll get the chance to feel the amazing speeds these machines are capable of reaching.

Expert tandem riding instructors will be on hand to guide novice riders, but if you’re confident enough you can simply try out a tandem of your choice.

About BikeRadar Live

BikeRadar Live is the biggest ever mass-participation cycling event to hit the UK, and will take place on the weekend of 30–31 May 2009 at DoningtonPark in Leicestershire.

The weekend will be packed full of races and challenges, with something for everyone, whether you want to compete, watch your friends and family or just check out some of the world’s best riders.

Entry into any of the events gives you full access to the festival’s many attractions including spectacular all-weather stunt displays, invitational dirt jump and dual slalom comps, a cycling film festival, live big top entertainment and the Scott Sunset DJ Sessions. Test yourself against pro and celebrity riders in the Procycling Hot Laps, post a time in the Wattbike comp or take the kids along to the Islabikes Children’s Skills School. A purpose-built bikes and accessories expo will give festival-goers the chance to ride the latest bikes from leading brands and grab show-only deals on bikes and accessories.

Events include the Cycling Plus Sportive in association with the Geoff Thomas Foundation (100km and 100 mile), Whyte Night night-time enduros (12hr and 4hr), MBUK Eliminator dual-slalom and the Devil Takes the Hindmost circuit race. Click here to sign up.

BikeRadar Live’s world-class facilities include on-site camping with a kids and family area, secure bike lock-up, showers, bike wash, workshop, picnic area, medical centre, viewing stands and food and drink market.


BikeRadar Live is brought to you by Future, the makers of Mountain Biking UK, Cycling Plus,, What Mountain Bike, and Procycling. For more details, go to the BikeRadar Live website.