This morning we hired the tandem again. The weather was a bit cold and looked like it would rain (it did much later) so we were in two minds about going out. When we got to the hire place we were told that the previous day some German cyclists had returned it with badly indexed gears, and the chain was catching the front dérailleur in certain gears. That was the first clue!
As ever the route was very hilly and after 12 miles we stopped for cream tea. Being in Cornwall that involves jam first followed by clotted cream on top (as opposed to Devon where the cream is first).
We then had a mile downhill, but into a headwind, before hitting a steep uphill. At that point I dropped onto the granny ring and the chain just snapped!
A bit of a walk to get a phone signal and we arranged to be picked up. We’d done 13.5 miles. Bah!