Tandem touring in Mongolia

There are many wonderful things about tandem riding, but a big considerations is how to transport, or travel with, the extra length, size and weight that is essential to the design of a tandem. An essential element of our design brief for the Helios was a compact tandem that, amongst other things, would be easy […]

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Quick reminder about the Reach Fair on Monday 2nd of May. It’s a great fun day for all the family. http://www.reach-village.co.uk/reach_fair.html We’ll be joining the Cambridge Cycling Campaign ride with the new STEPS electric assist Helios tandem and Helios Triplet and hope to see some of you there. https://www.camcycle.org.uk/blog/2016/04/14/reach-fair-ride/

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We don’t recommend flying with any bike in a soft bag, but frequent flyer, Aidan Prior, who regularly uses soft bags for transporting his bikes, has found an interesting way of flying with his Helios in a surfboard bag. By removing the front wheel, seat posts and pedals, his Helios fits into the Komunity Project […]

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“It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage, But you’d look sweet upon the seat Of a bicycle made for two.” And  what better and more fun way to get to and from a wedding than on a tandem bicycle! Not only as transportation, though. Tandems are becoming increasingly popular as wedding […]

Transporting an Circe Helios tandem on a Morgan sports car

Transporting a tandem bicycle by car is always difficult and, even though the compact size and light weight of the Helios make it very easy to fit inside most cars, some families need the inside of the car for passengers and other luggage, making roof carriage the only option. The Thule 591 roof rack is […]

Two suitcase pack for the Helios tandem

Richard and Anne Lewis regularly travel with their tandem and were strong advocates of our designing a separable version of the Helios. This article is about how they fold their separable Aurora tandem into two suitcases for flying. There are various one and two case, or bag, solutions that people use for transporting the Helios, […]

Marjorie and Clif Abbott on their Helios tandem

To cycle 430 miles from Peterborough to Paris is an impressive ride by any standards, even more so when suffering from the devastating neurological illness, Parkinson’s disease. Marjorie Abbott has been a sufferer for 12 years, but is passionate about the importance of regular exercise in controlling or delaying the development of symptoms. To meet […]

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It’s a long hot summer Sunday and what better way of spending it than a cycle ride out into the country for a leisurely lunch with family and friends. Of course, particularly where kids are concerned, it helps to have the right bikes – in this case, the Circe Morpheus and Circe Helios!

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Carrying very young babies on traditional bike seats is not recommended, however, car seats like the ‘Maxi Cosi’ provide suitable support to a baby’s neck. By attaching the Steco ‘Baby Mee‘, which is designed to hold the Maxi Cosi, to the dedicated Cargo rack of the Morpheus (or Helios), a baby can become part of a […]

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On a long tour, particularly when camping, some couples find the luggage capacity of a tandem restrictive. After all, a conventional tandem, can only accommodate the same number of bags as a single bike. A good solution is a trailer and the Circe Atlas trailer was designed with such usage in mind. Not only is […]

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I think the photo says it all. Family of four, two Helios tandems, full camping load and beautiful, spectacular Iceland. These are the Gordons, the same family that made a little trip a couple of years ago on the Helios……………..China to Glasgow self-supported!

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  By combining its comfortable and sociable seating with exceptional load carrying capacity, the Morpheus is the ideal tandem for a long distance leisurely tour. The conventional rear rack can take panniers and a rack pack and the dedicated underseat racking system can take another pair of large panniers. A bar bag or small saddle […]

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The Helios is compact by design and with the front wheel, captain seat post and handlebar removed and the stoker seat lowered the Helios will fit into a space 1800 x 600 x 200 mm. So remarkably compact that the Helios has been fitted into a 3 door Nissan Micra, with the rear seats down! […]