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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.