Wheels in mo­tion for rick­shaw rides

Canning Gazette - - NEWS -

FREE rides on tr­ishaw ebikes for se­niors and peo­ple with a dis­abil­ity have launched in Can­ning.

Cy­cling With­out Age, an in­ter­na­tional not­for-profit group, will pro­vide the rick­shaw-type rides ev­ery Fri­day from 9.30-11.30am at Kent Street Weir.

The tr­ishaws are on loan from other lo­cal groups, but the Can­ning Chap­ter is hope­ful of se­cur­ing a per­ma­nent tr­ishaw to be housed in the area.

Cy­cling With­out Age Can­ning cap­tain Leanne Robb said the pro­gram pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties for so­cial in­ter­ac­tion and ben­e­fited both pas­sen­gers and vol­un­teers.

“I love rid­ing my bi­cy­cle and vol­un­teer­ing with Cy­cling With­out Age al­lows me to share the joy of cy­cling with oth­ers un­able to pedal them­selves,” she said.

“To see the smiles on the faces of our pas­sen­gers en­joy­ing the out­doors is very re­ward­ing.”

Can­ning Mayor Pa­trick Hall said the route would wind its way through Can­ning River Re­gional Park.

“This is a great com­mu­nity ser­vice to fos­ter con­nec­tion, so­cial in­clu­siv­ity and over­all well­be­ing,” he said.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit cy­cling­with­outage.org.au.

To book a ride or to be­come a vol­un­teer, call 0488 447 223 or email ad­[email protected]­cling­with­outage.org.au.

Cy­cling With­out Age cap­tain Leanne Robb and Mayor Pa­trick Hall with (front) vol­un­teer pilots Bruce Chugg and Lynette Hart­ley.

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