The Parkes trishaw campaign has not been in lockdown behind the scenes and managed to secure the loan of a bike from Cycling Without Age Australia until enough funds have been raised to keep it in town on a permanent basis.
“We are not able to use it at the retirement villages until they are out of lockdown but it gives us the chance to raise the funds and to train those who will be doing the riding,” said committee member Peter Guppy
Peter said the plan was to have everything in place by the end of October.
Cycling Withouth Age – Parkes has about ten volunteers so far, but most of them work full time and can only do trips over weekends. “We would really like people to come forward who would be able to do trips during the week.”
Peter said it was very easy to handle the electrically assisted trishaw. “It only goes at 10km/h and it is great for improving the fitness and mental well being of the riders too.”
If you would like to volunteer email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0448 166 016.
If you would like to support the fundraising campaign, go to https://chuffed.org/project/cycling-without-age-parkes.