Tandem Pilot Training Course

Group photo of tandem pilots and stokers holding up signs with VSI, tandem pilot training course and cycling Ireland logos . There are also some tandem bikes standing in front of the people

The course has been developed to give cyclists the skills and confidence to pilot an individual who is blind, or vision impaired on a tandem bike. Courses will be rolled out nationally over the coming years with the aim to create a National Register of Tandem Pilot Volunteers, increasing tandem cycling opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired across Ireland.

Pilot and stoker on a tandem bike

Course Info

The fee for this course is €15.

This course comprises of 2 sessions:

  • Online theory workshop (2 Hours) which takes place on a weekday evening in advance of the practical session.
  • In person practical workshop (3 Hours) which takes place on a weekend.

Should you register for the course, attending both days is mandatory.

Photo of pilot and stoker on tandem bike.

What will we be looking for in a tandem pilot:

  • Member of Cycling Ireland
  • Have the fitness to safely complete the ride.
  • Have sufficient personal cycling skills.
  • Able to safely pilot a tandem bike.
  • Able to communicate effectively.
  • Able to ride in accordance with the rules of the road.
  • Attend the course in full.
tandem pair on a bike

Upcoming Course Dates

Fingal April 27th – Registration


Sean Poland – Training, Education and Participation Officer
Vision Sports Ireland, Vision Ireland, Whitworth Road, Dublin 9.
Phone: 086 0129 928   |   Email: sean.poland@visionsports.ie

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