Increasingly, societies are looking at more sustainable and healthy lifestyles, with transportation one of the areas under scrutiny. We are asking questions about our reliance on the car and its impact on our environment, and the once humble bicycle is being seen as one solution to many of our tranportation woes. Here at Circe, we […]
Every tandem rider is different; different sizes, different fitness levels and different needs. As tandem riders and enthusiasts ourselves, we are aware of the sort of use to which a tandem might be put, and, like most tandem companies, specify our models to meet those needs. However, we also want customers to have the best […]
Travelling with tandem bikes, particularly by plane, is a significant deterrent to more adventurous use. The in-house designed coupling system we developed for the Circe Helios tandem has proven popular and facilitated some extraordinary bicycle adventures. We’ve now incorporated the separable feature into both our Morpheus and Eos travel tandems to allow packing them safely […]
We’ve recently become supporters of a new cycle to work scheme. The Green Commute Initiative is a Social Enterprise with a vision to get commuters out of cars and onto bikes, with the benefits of improving an individual’s health and well-being, as well as reducing the environmental impact of pollution and congestion from cars. For […]
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 […]
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’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 […]
Increasingly, in our congested cities, people are using bikes for utility transportation. There are the obvious advantages of saved time and money, the very personal benefit of health and well being, but also the environmental benefit to us all. The Helios has proven particularly popular for transporting 1 or 2 children, either in two child […]
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!