New rickshaw group a hit with residents

New rickshaw group a hit with residents

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The City of Canning will be planting more than 80 new trees on the new Cecil Avenue.

An international not-for-profit organisation that connects elderly people and those less abled with the outdoors by giving them free rides on trishaw bicycles has launched in Canning.

Cycling Without Age’s Canning chapter has access to two three-wheeled rickshaw type pedal bicycles piloted by trained volunteers.

Volunteers will be giving free rides every Friday from 9.30am to 11.30am from Kent Street Weir.

Cycling Without Age captain Leanne Robb said the program provides opportunities for social interaction and benefits both passengers and volunteers.

“I love riding my bicycle and volunteering with Cycling Without Age allows me to share the joy of cycling with others unable to pedal themselves,” she said.

“To see the smiles on the faces of our passengers ‘feeling the wind in their hair’ and enjoying the outdoors is very rewarding.”

Cycling Without Age was established in Denmark in 2012 and is represented in 42 countries around the world today.

For more information email adminwa@cyclingwithoutage.org.au.