Bishop shines in trishaw
Curtin MP Julie Bishop took a ride around Cottesloe in a trishaw with Burt Street senior John Camm last week.
“We want to go down to the OBH but they won’t let us,” Ms Bishop said as she was pedalled down Railway Street by trishaw pilot Jennifer Patterson.
The cycle tour was part of Ms Bishop’s visit to Shine Community Services, which borrows the vehicle from the Wearne aged-care hostel.
“It really is a great commu- nity resource for you to perambulate along the beaches of Curtin,” Ms Bishop told seniors at a morning tea.
“We don’t want people to live lonely lives, we want them to live happy and active lives.”
Ms Patterson, a volunteer with Cycling Without Age, arranged to buy the trishaw for Wearne after drumming up a $15,000 anonymous donation. Black, is still in training. “We’re not allowed to go over about 10kmh,” trainee pilot Dylan Black (14) said.
Shine CEO Ralph Gore said his organisation’s clients could book 10-minute trishaw rides along Marine Parade, leaving from Barchetta.
Shine is jointly funded by Cottesloe, Claremont, Mosman Park and Peppermint Grove councils.
Cottesloe councillor and Shine board member Rob Thomas said Shine’s services were under-used.
“The problem we’ve got here it this is the best kept secret in Cottesloe,” Mr Thomas said.
“I walked past here a million times before I got on the board and I didn’t know what it was.”
Julie Bishop and John Camm get a pedal from trainee trishaw pilot Dylan Black.