Back to back recumbent tandem in the UK? (1 reply and 2 comments)
I had the pleasure of riding a Micwic back to back recumbent tandem some years ago and at the time thought how perfect it would be for doing photo-shoots of cyclists.
I am now looking to commission some video and still photography for Bikeability and wondered if anyone knows of a back-to-back tandem anywhere in the UK and if I could persuade the owner to rent or lend it for this purpose. I've seen several at shows in Europe but none since in the UK.
Good luck finding one in the UK, they are certainly rare beasts!
Altena Bike can do rentals of their Janus, see:
If the bike isn't to be ridden at speed on really long rides, then you will find photography from a cargo bike even easier than a B2B, without the hassle of cranks and legs obscuring the view. Always some added versatility with a the cargo bike, the photographer could cycle their own bike part of the ride perhaps. Electric assist on the cargo bike will boost it up to the speed of a swift solo–depends on the ride pace.
Going to Holland next week to ride the Janus. Do you need some video or pics?
If you want to borrow a cargo quad cycle for filming work sometime let mew know. I have one in the garage that I have been rebuilding over the years. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1698217523769105&set=gm.10153493133591964&type=3&theater