Elderly cycle ride rolls across Scotland

A scheme that uses specially designed cycles to take elderly people on rides in an effort to tackle social isolation is to be rolled out across Scotland.The Cycling Without Age (CWA) project sees volunteers take their passengers out on so-called “trishaws”.

The scheme, which began in Denmark, has been operating in Falkirk since 2017. The Scottish government will spend £300,000 to expand it across Scotland, beginning in East Lothian, Perth and Kinross, the Highlands and the Borders.

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