Mr V and I bought our Tandem 4 years ago, after many years of saying we would like one. The deciding event was taking part in a charity cycle ride around the Cotswolds where I rode my daughter's town bike (my own bike being a trike!). Though we started this ride together, our differing equipment and abilities meant that it quickly became apparent that we would be riding two very different courses. I have to say that I have never been so glad to see a finishing line as I was that day, indeed I was quite overcome with emotion at having completed a quite gruelling course on a bike with 5 gears and a shopping basket!
We then thought about a Tandem again having seen a couple doing the challenge, and hired one to see if it suited. It did. Mr V then undertook much research and we purchased our beloved Talula and have not looked back.