Q1. How long is the average tandem?
Q2. When was the first tandem bicycle created?
Q3. How many seats has the tandem that currently holds the record for most seats ?
Q4. Which year was the first round the world trip on a tandem?
a) no one knows
Q5. How many hours is the current Guinness record for John-O-Groats to Lands End on a tandem?
Q6. What is the official speed record on a tandem on flat surface?
a) 61 mph
Q7. In which country tandems were illegal until recently?
Q8. Have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ever been on a tandem?
a) you bet
b) no way Jose
Q9 Who starred in the 1971 PG tips add campaign focusing on Tour De France?
a) Lance Armstrong
b) Monkeys on bikes
Q10 Which of these 5 Famous people have been on tandem and were caught on camera (you get a point for each right guess, but if you get one wrong you loose all points from the question) ?
a) Sylvester Stallone
c) Winona Ryder
d) Boris Johnson
e) Lance Armstrong
Answers at the bottom:
Each right answer cores a point, apart from the bonus question 10.
1 a – unscientific answer based on the average length of the 3 tandems I own
2 b – Uncertainty surrounds the invention of the first tandem bicycle. H.G. Barr and P.E. Peck filed a patent for a tandem bicycle on August 4, 1891, although their unique design featured one seat directly above each wheel and a set of pedals anchored in each wheel’s center.
3 b – Santana 10 seater with ss couplings
5 d – 51 hours was the incredibly impressive 1966 record that stood until 2015, when it was broken with a time of 41hrs and 11 min