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Tandem Cycling

Tandem Cycling for Parkinson’s

The Branch offers tandem cycling on interesting safer routes in Edinburgh and East Lothian for those unsure of their ability and/or confidence on a bike.

An additional factor in using a tandem is to gently force increased intensity for the rear partner, with its associated health benefits.  Furthermore, it is well recognised that people with Parkinson’s who may have difficulty with walking, balance and tremors can very often become stable when riding a bike.

However, if participants are concerned about their balance they may wish to refer to their medical adviser before trying this activity. The tandem is controlled by a qualified volunteer.

Contact: Brian Moore:

Dates and times are arranged independently but in view of the risk of falls on frosty or slippery roads, tandem cycling is suspended between 1 December  and 1 March each year.

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