A trike paid a visit to a church, and lots of fun was had!
It isn’t every day one of our pilots gets to ride (well, push) a trike through a church, but we were welcomed in from the cold. We were recently invited to give a talk to the fellowship group that meets at St Mary’s Church in Fratton. After one of their services every two weeks, they share lunch and enjoy a chat. It’s a brilliant way to bring people together. And what a stunning church to do it in.
We were asked to give a talk on Cycling Without Age. But we know the best way to explain this incredible service is to experience it for real. Luckily, the weather was kind to us. So, we were able to take the group out for a spin around the grounds. Lots of fun was had by all.
Trike ride with oldest passenger
Rumour has it we took our eldest passenger out yet. A sprightly 103 years old! The group was an absolute delight, and we loved hearing all their stories. In fact, that’s one of the reasons the Cycling Without Age service exists. It’s to share stories between old and young. To learn from different perspectives. Which is why we reach out to such a diverse group of people to join as volunteer pilots.
If you know of any elderly groups in Southern Portsmouth or Hayling Island, tell them about us. If they need help with alleviating social isolation, we’ll see if we can come for a visit.
Our main rides will start up in March when the weather is better suited to being outside. But you are welcome to contact us and plan ahead.
If you are interested in volunteering for the new 2024 cohort, please contact us.
We’re fundraising to keep the service going through this year and to potentially expand what we offer.