With the big day fast approaching and thoughts turning to turkey and tinsel and mistletoe and wine this “old lady” decided it was time to wish readers of my Matildas Musings blog, and fellow tandemers everywhere, (and even solo cyclists!) a very merry Christmas on behalf of Team Matilda.
The “old git” being a huge fan of the Christmas period is in a festive frenzy – while the “old gal” is enjoying the festive spirit (and wine!) while trying to exert a calming influence!
However my dynamic crew are hoping to squeeze in at least one ride over the festive period – including a potential “blow away the cobwebs” tandem trip to welcome in the New Year in the first couple of days of 2018. So stay tuned for that! Weather and temperature permitting of course as I have to protect my extremities!
In the meantime my dynamic duo – the “old git” aka my Captain and the “old gal” aka my Stoker – would like to thank you all for reading my Matildas Musings this year and following our adventures in #tandem, naturally!
Team Matilda sincerely hope you continue to find the adventures of the UK’s only blogging tandem entertaining – and that it makes you smile – while finding something that you (as non-professional non-lycra-clad fun-loving fellow tandemers) can relate to!
With a bit of luck – and no major mechanicals concerning my ageing frame or the fitness of my dynamic crew – there will be many more rides and Musings during 2018.
This hopefully will include the build-up to – and the day-to-day reports of – an attempt on the Hebridean Way in June – a 185 mile tandem across 10 islands of the Outer Hebrides. The trip is planned to be a joint Le Tour de Hebridean way with fellow self-proclaimed founding members of The Nutty Tandemers Club – John and Jane of who have their own Travelling in Tandem blog! So special festive greetings to them and thanks again for their magnificent hospitality during the Le Tour de New Forest back in July.
For anyone wondering, the Christmas card front image at the top of this blog post is a snow-sprinkled image of me and my dynamic duo from our Team Tandem Ecosse 2017 Le Tour de France et Holland du Tandem – which included some memorable tandeming along the dykes of Holland and the Alsace vineyards and canals, as well as some unforgettable climbing in the mountains of the Champagne region of France.
As a Christmas treat here’s another chance to see Team Matilda’s musical montage of images from that great tandem trip – split into three parts. Just click on any on the images below to watch.
So here’s to a wonderful festive season to all. And on behalf of all captains and stokers everywhere – lets hope Santa fills your Christmas stockings with all the good things you have put on your present list!
Mind you, that does make an assumption that you are on the “good tandemers” list rather than the “naughty tandemers list!”
And remember: It truly is always better when you’re together on a tandem”!!
So have a “twice the fun” Merry Christmas from Matilda, Colin and Diane!
Ho! ho! ho!