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 […]
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 […]
A stand-out, and unique, feature of Circe tandems is the speed with which they can be converted into a Cargo bike. Both the Helios and Morpheus use the same Cargo Rack which can be combined with the Cargo Extension to form a large, flat platform rack for every day transportation needs. Whether for the family shop, a […]
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 […]
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.
Cycling author and journalist, Richard Peace of Excellent Books, recently reviewed the Atlas trailer. He particularly liked the easy tool-less fold, large load platform and smooth towing experience with a variety of different wheel sizes.
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! […]