Older people across Watford can experience the outdoors and nature close-up with the new trishaw cycling scheme The Right to Wind in Through Your Hair. The rides are free with the trishaws currently based at Watford Cycle Hub. Whether you are a care home, or you’d like to book a ride for an elderly friend/relative or fancy becoming a volunteer cyclist, please contact email@example.com for more information.
Local resident Marjorie commented: “It was like a trip down memory lane; seeing the dogs and the children in the park, just like I used to do!”
The trishaw, a rickshaw-style device can comfortably seat two people and will be piloted by volunteer cyclists through Cassiobury Park. They have electrical pedal-assist, so there is no need to be super-sporty to be a volunteer. The initiative that aims to increase physical activity and emotional wellbeing with both the passengers and cyclists alike, has been funded through the public health partnership between Hertfordshire County Council and Watford Borough Council.