The Tandem Shop was started by Peter Bird, who has a long history in the bicycle industry, designing frames and building some of the most enduring British custom-built tandems. 

The Tandem Experience was created to allow riders to enjoy Tandeming and in tandem(!). The Tandem Shop has become the UK’s Premier Experienced Tandem Emporium.

Peter is the chief designer of Landescape Tandems and is also the technical director of The Tandem Shop. He has reassuringly over 40 years of experience in the cycle industry and has been designing and selling tandems for over 40 years.

They both ride Tandems and tour extensively both here in the UK and Europe and can advise anyone on the journey of Tandeming from the Experience to owning a unique Tandem!

For the complete Timeline of our journey click here.

Our Google Reviews…

from Deb:

“Brilliant Tandem Experience – such fun and great tuition. My husband and I had a glorious day which amazed us both with how much fun we had embracing tandem riding and how surprisingly good we were at communication and co-operation!! We can highly recommend the experience and the fabulous support and tuition from Peter 🙂 “

and from Andy:

“From start to finish it was great dealing with Rob and Pete. We’ve purchased our first tandem from these guys and after going to check out another couple of stores that sold the same tandem we were looking at, we couldn’t have got a better service. Thanks, guys!!”

We also run another business…

Bicycles by Design based also in our building, which focuses on the bicycle part of our business with the following brands:

  • Swallow Bespoke Bicycles (Hand-built by Peter & Rob)
  • Ridgeback
  • Tern
  • Genesis
  • Duratec
  • Co-Motion
  • Ironbridge
  • Lapierre
  • Riese & Müller

Alongside this, we offer courses in Frame-Building, Wheel-Building and Bicycle-Building…all of which are very popular.

Tour our showroom & workshop

Using Google Street View, you can tour our showroom & workshop, find instructions how-to below.

Our workshop is on the lower floor, to change floor level, click the floor number above the compass.

  • To move around, hover your cursor in the direction you want to go. Your cursor becomes an arrow that shows which direction you’re moving.
  • To see where you might go next, look for the X. Click once to travel to the X.
  • To look around, click and drag your mouse. You can also use the arrows to the left and right of the compass.
  • To zoom in or out, scroll with your mouse or two-finger zoom with a touch-pad. You can also use + and -below the compass.
  • To position your Street View north, go to the bottom right and click the compass.
  • To change floor level, click the floor number above the compass.