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

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

Happy pilots and passengers in Fauldhouse

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 

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