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thorn raven tandem 2

We’ve doubled up here at Drover HQ and taken delivery of a fine pair of Rholoff-equipped Thorn tandems.

Thorn are a British brand and their Raven tandems are the last word in expedition touring.

For ultimate dependability, they come kitted out with German-built Rohloff hubs with nifty internal gearing.

Doubltless we’ve all heard enough about slick German efficiency this last fortnight, but Rohloff’s reliability is the stuff of legend.

The story goes they’ve never had hub failure – even on inter-continental tours notching up tens of thousands of miles!

For the rider, Rohloff means super-slick gear changes, even when standing still. You can change to a low gear for a standing start at the bottom of a hill – without having to pedal.

Thorn Raven montage

The bikes are kitted out with Shimano XT cranks and brakes,  and classy Cambium saddles from historic British brand Brooks.

Brooks Cambium saddle

We reckon the Thorn Ravens make the perfect partner to a morning paddle on the river Wye.

We’ve teamed up with local canoe provider Paddles and Pedals to offer multi-activity packages – maybe canoe from Glasbury to Whitney in the morning and jump aboard a tandem to pedal back to Hay in the afternoon.

paddles and pedals logo

And a tandem trip makes a great present or alternative honeymoon for newlyweds – check out our sister company Drover Holidays’ romantic tandem cycling weekend.

Tandem hire: £35/half day or £55/full day.

Contact us on 01497 822419 to discuss a booking.