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 […]
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 […]
“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 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!
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.
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! […]
Both the Morpheus and Helios make great load carrier with the addition of the Cargo and Cargo extension. There’s no better way of showing the cargo capacity than having your dealers use them for their daily chores. David and Laid Back cycles in Edinburgh can be seen here delivering a customer’s bike, by bike! On […]