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 Falkirk’s 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

What a fantastic day for a Trishaw ride! 🥰#CWAFauldhouse #CWAScotland

Posted by Cycling Without Age Scotland Fauldhouse on Friday, 20 September 2019

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.

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8:00 am Library @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Library @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Library @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
 
8:30 am Larder Café @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Larder Café @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Dec 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Larder Café @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
9:00 am Advice Shop @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Advice Shop @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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9:00 am Fauldhouse Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Fauldhouse Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
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Xcite Gym @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
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10:00 am Fauldhouse Footers @ The Hub
Fauldhouse Footers @ The Hub
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The Fauldhouse Footers leave from The Hub every Thursday from 10am. Informal walks around the village are moderate and suit most abilities. Newcomers to the group are always welcome.