The Circe Helios is well known for its easy transportability, but how about packing a tandem into two 70 x 60 x 20cm bags, each weighing just under 10kg? Even better, and saving packing and re-construction time, the rear wheel and transmission can stay in place. Every tandem couple has different requirements, with some preferring […]
Inspirational touring cyclist and author, Josie Dew, has been using a Circe Helios for transporting her family, but with a growing family and having to regularly propel an increasingly heavy load, she’s upgraded the family transport to a Shimano STEPS assisted Circe Helios Triplet. It’s used every day for the school run and general transportation […]
It amazed us to realise that it’s 10 years since we introduced the Circe Helios, so we thought it appropriate to mark that milestone with a celebration to which all our customers and any interested parties are invited. An outdoor event seemed appropriate and we were fortunate to get access to some peaceful, secluded fields in the […]
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 […]
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/
We are very pleased to welcome two new international dealers, Clever Cycles in Portland, Oregon, and Green Basikal in Singapore – see contact details in our ‘How to Buy’ section. Both are passionate about, and specialise in, bike based transportation solutions. Commuting, riding with the family, shopping, hauling cargo or touring, by using their bikes […]
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 […]
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 Pro ride 591 and […]
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, […]
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 […]
We’ve been using the Helios since our youngest was 6 months, and have done many happy miles on it. Exploring our local area, blackberry picking, shopping or taking the kids to parties! It has also accompanied us on several holidays, as it fits on our Thule roof rack. I hold it responsible for teaching my […]
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!
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 […]
Contrarily, with advances in medicine and diet, and the consequent increases in longevity, dementia, or the diminution of mental faculties, has seen rapid growth, with nearly 1 million sufferers in the UK. At present, there is no cure, but research indicates that exercise can delay the onset and on-going decline of the brain and its […]
A tandem is the ideal way for the visually impaired to get out on a bicycle. When the Cambridge based charity, Camsight, celebrated its centenary, by organising a two day ride of 100 miles for the visually impaired people with whom it works, we joined in with a couple of Circe tandems. For our team, […]
The Helios is an uniquely compact tandem, able to fit into even small cars with only minimal dis-assembly, but with the installation of its dedicated ‘separable’ system, it will fit into our Traveller case for transporting by plane. We designed the separable system of the Helios to be as easy to use as possible; the coupling […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
The Helios takes traditional front and rear racks and panniers, but it can also be fitted with a variety of other bags. On this occasion, the panniers have been left at the campsite, but a 27 litre Brompton T bag and a couple of bar bags provide plenty of luggage for a weekend away.