About Landescape

At Landescape we don't just sell tandems and bicycles: we design and hand-build them, that's the difference.

For any tandem or bicycle that we supply we follow a careful process to ensure that it fits you correctly, feels right and performs how you want it to. Each aspect of this is given our full attention, from sizing through to the final finishing of the handle bar tape.

From the outset we discuss fully your requirements to create a tandem or bicycle that reflects your lifestyle and needs. We talk you through the various options and complexities of modern equipment using language that you can understand, rather than blinding you with tech talk.

This service doesn't cost any extra, it just is the service, it means that your tandem or bicycle has been tailored specifically to you.

"Having started nearly 30 years ago designing and hand-building bespoke tandems and bicycles under the Swallow name, and then more recently being a consultant to a major British cycle brand improving their range of tandems, the challenge was to find a product that sat between the two. I believe we have achieved that with Landescape by being able to deliver quality made-to-measure frames sourced through specialist manufacturers in the EU, all at a price that reflects value and quality"

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How do we know what we do?

With nearly a combined 58 years of experience in the bicycle industry, in could be said that Peter Bird and Robert Wade 'know a bit about bikes and cyclists'. We are not a 'been there and got the tee shirt' type of people, rather we are eager to learn from the past, reflecting on what was good, bad or just indifferent, using our experience to move things forward and challenging the accepted view or the new fashion. We have seen cycling fads come and go and even seen people trying to re-invent the wheel. From day one we set out to make better bikes and parts, design things with good reason and integrity and to go that extra mile to make sure that our clients enjoy their bikes and cycling

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Landescape Bicycles

We don't just make tandems.

The original concept for Landescape, was just to specialise in tandems, a small market requiring high quality products. However, our customers kept asking if we could make them a 'single bike' as they liked the quality, service and concept of our made to measure tandems.

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Landescape tandem frames

Our aluminium frames are hand-made to order by a specialist manufacturer in the Czech Republic from carefully selected 7020 T6 aluminium tubing that has been specifically designed for tandems. All the welds on a Landescape tandem are filed for a beautiful smooth finish before a range to hard wearing coats of paint are applied.

While the carbon fibre frames are also hand-made to order, these are made in France by one of Europe's oldest and specialist carbon fibre bicycle manufactures.

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Women's Bikes

Unlike other bike manufacturers we can build bikes specifically to fit woman. As you may appreciate, there is a difference between men and woman's bike design and it is sizing that matters. For a given height woman on the whole have longer legs and shorter torsos than men. For example a woman who is 178cm (5'10") tall may require and 60cm frame and man of the same height may require a 56cm frame to have the saddle at the correct height, but the woman will be way over stretched on a standard "man's" frame geometry of a stock frame. At Landescape we build the top tube shorter and the handlebar position correct for the customer.

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