Our History

We've enjoyed cycling all our life,
and it's truly become our way of life.

Our humble beginnings...

The Tandem Shop was started by Peter Bird, who has a long history in the bicycle industry, designing frames and building some of the most enduring British custom built tandems.

Peter is the chief designer of Landescape Tandems and is also the technical director of The Tandem Shop. Together with Rob Wade, they have a reassuringly over 60 years experience in the cycle industry and have been designing and selling tandems for over 30 years.

Our promise

We only put our trust in products that are built to an utmost standard, and that can perform time and time again.

Peter Bird
Peter Bird and Robert Wade at the tandem shop

Peter Bird & Rob Wade

We also run the businesses

Tandem Experience

Tandem experience provides training in Tandem riding, experience days, European Tandem Tours and Tandem Corporate Days.

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Tandem Experience

The solo bicycle equivilant of the tandem shop, providing an excelent range of bicycles, frame/wheel building courses, sizing and servicing.

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Tandem Experience

Ironbridge bicycles offer select range of handbuilt bicycles built by a colective of british framebuilders.

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The Tandem Shop was started by Peter Bird, who has a long history in the bicycle industry, designing frames and building some of the most enduring British custom built tandems.

Peter is the chief designer of Landescape Tandems and is also the technical director of The Tandem Shop. Together with Rob Wade, they have a reassuringly over 60 years experience in the cycle industry and have been designing and selling tandems for over 30 years.

We also run the businesses

The Tandem Experience which offers training in Tandem riding, Tandem Corporate Days and Tandem European Tours. Bicycles by Design based also in our building runs the 'Solo' part of our business with the following brands:
  • Bespoke Swallow Bicycles (Hand-built by Peter & Rob)
  • Ridgeback
  • Genesis
  • Tout Terrain
  • Airnimal
  • Duratec
  • Co-Motion
  • Ironbridge
Alongside this we offer courses in Frame-Building, Wheel-Building and Bicycle-Building all very popular.