Cycling Without Age Fauldhouse

F&BV CDT is now on the map and has become a Cycling Without Age Scotland Affiliate, the first in West Lothian. We are pleased to say that we were successful with a funding application to West Lothian Council and purchased a trishaw (a power assisted rickshaw) for use in Fauldhouse. We are now running as a community model providing trishaw rides for local residents within Crofthead Care Home, The Bield residential housing and elderly individuals in the community that are lonely and isolated. 

This enables Timebank participants and F&BV CDT volunteers to train as ‘Pilots’ to take out elderly and less able members of the local community who would not usually be able to get out to experience ‘the wind in their hair’. It adds a whole new dimension to the lives of elderly people and ensure they still feel part of the local community.

The video below shows the inspirational BBC 3’s ‘Amazing Humans’ from early days of the Falkirk project which went viral on social media. More information about the project can be found at Cycling Without Age Scotland.

Below are F&BV CDT Development Workers Ann and Lesley having their first experience on a trishaw (‘piloted’ by CWA Scotland’s CEO Christine Bell) at a CWA Scotland taster event in Falkirk. A ride on a trishaw can make you smile, whatever age you are. Imagine the positive impact if you are elderly, lonely or socially isolated.

Ann and Lesley test driving a trishaw through Callendar Park with
‘Pilot’ Christine at a CWA Scotland event in Falkirk (pre Covid)

https://www.facebook.com/CWAFauldhouse/videos/3139029432805170/

Happy pilots and passengers in Fauldhouse (pre Covid)

See our facebook page @CWAFauldhouse for more photos and clips, updates and information on the project development, pilots, training and successful rides.

If you are interested in becoming a Trishaw pilot or if you or someone you know in Fauldhouse would benefit from a Trishaw ride please contact us on: 01501 773 699 or email: info@fauldhouse.org.uk 

Coming up

Aug
2
Mon
2021
10:00 am Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neil's Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Support group who have lost someone to suicide. No appointments, just turn up, kettle will be on! £2 donation for refreshments. The Hub are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if[...]
1:00 pm Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
Aug
3
Tue
2021
2:00 pm OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
OPAL Kitchen is a chance to get together, learn something new to cook and have some fun along the way. Some of the recipes we’ll be trying this summer include BBQ favourites, vegetarian and vegan[...]
2:00 pm OPAL Voices @ Zoom
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
Our OPAL Voices group sing songs from favourite musicals as well as from iconic singers and bands. Sing the blues away!.
Aug
4
Wed
2021
10:00 am Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
10:30 am Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
A new Parent baby/toddler group (Eastfield Tots) will be starting on Wednesdays, 10.30am until 12noon. The group will be set up with seating area for adults in twos, a baby area, toddler activity area and[...]
1:00 pm Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
2:00 pm Zoom Room @ Zoom
Zoom Room @ Zoom
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom Room @ Zoom
A fun way to spend an hour with quizzes, games, entertainment, seated exercise and chat. Summer highlights include armchair travel to Hawaii, a seated ceilidh, a sing-along ‘name that tune’ with Sandy, and some laughter[...]
7:00 pm Yoga taster session @ Eastfield Development Centre
Yoga taster session @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yoga taster session @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug
5
Thu
2021
1:00 pm Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
2:00 pm Musical Memories @ Zoom
Musical Memories @ Zoom
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Musical Memories @ Zoom
This dementia friendly group enjoys music and film from the good old days. In addition, the fabulous Gary Copland will be entertaining us. We’ll also have a special performance to mark the anniversary of the[...]
Aug
6
Fri
2021
12:00 pm Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
On Fridays EDC will be open for The Community Food Larder from 12-2pm. If you need help with food then please get in touch. (Please note that a membership scheme will be running from February[...]

Get In Touch

  Address: The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX

  Phone: 01501 773 699

  Web: www.fauldhouse.org.uk