Can we steal a Strava KOM on a tandem?

BikeRadar staffers go after leaderboard glory onboard a mid-nineties touring tandem

BikeRadar head out on an old tandem to see if they can steal a local KOM

In the latest episode of our video series BikeRadar Diaries, Jack, Joe and Reuben head to the flattest section of road they can find aboard Cecil — a knackered mid-nineties touring tandem — to see if they can steal a Strava KOM.

It’s no secret that we here at BikeRadar have a soft spot for tandems.

Actually, that’s a lie — nobody except Jack does, but it was inevitable that given enough time, he’d drag his half-willing colleagues onto the back of his beloved tandem.

Watch as Joe and Reuben enjoy their first time aboard a tandem and push it to truly reckless speeds with predictably ridiculous results.

If you’ve missed any episodes of BikeRadar Diaries or Hill Climb Diaries, check out the full playlist on our YouTube channel.

What other challenges would you like to see the trio attempt aboard Cecil? Or have you had enough of Jack pushing his aggressive pro-tandem agenda? As always, leave your thoughts in the comments.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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