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Holiday vs New Bike?

By Alpkit
21, Feb, 2018

Hannah and her dad, Pete, were the first to take home a custom Cahoot tandem; one year on we hear about their adventures

‘So Hannah, what will it be, a holiday or a tandem?'

Easy answer for my bike mad seven year old. A trip to Alpkit HQ for a demo, emails to address the finer detail with the ever-patient Neil and before we knew it the arrival of ‘Sophie’ the Sonder.

We started with afternoon explorations, then moved onto day rides around our local Lakeland trails, catching riders on trail centre singletrack before embarking on our first multi-day bikepacking voyage - an off-road coast-to-coast.

A Scottish epic is in the pipeline...

Share the joys of riding together with a fully custom titanium mountain bike tandem frame. Working with Sonder Bike Guru Neil, you can select each and every component and tailor sizing and geometries to your requirements with a 3 month lead time from inital conversation to a fully built custom tandem. 

Visit alpkit.com/sonder/sonder-cahoot for more details.

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John C
Guess the location!

I recon that the big wooden chairs are at Kielder Water and I think the grey pebbledashed building is at Skiddaw Youth Hostel, but I've never been there myself. How am I doing? Hannah is certainly an intrepid and well-travelled 7 year-old.

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