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Triotaxi service will bring cycling to those less able

4th December 2019

Photograph of Triotaxi service will bring cycling to those less able

Members of Wick Wheelers cycling cub have taken possession of a rickshaw-style Triotaxi.

This came about through groups in Wick working together. Befriending Caithness works with elderly, isolated people in the community, visiting them in their houses as well as young people visiting people in local care homes.

Wick Wheelers were approached to see if this was something that they would be interested in getting involved with. They were very enthusiastic and after some consultation with the care homes it became apparent that there would be people who would benefit from the Triotaxi.

Caithness Voluntary Group helped with sourcing the funding. One year later Wick Wheelers have bought the vehicle. This will benefit elderly and less able members of the community, allowing them to enjoy the sensation of cycling, improving their quality of life and fostering relations. There are social benefits as people can reminisce about cycling and places that they may not have seen for a while.

Befriending Caithness and Wick Wheelers are now working with the cycling club in Thurso to purchase a Triotaxi. Befriending Caithness has already had money donated for this through a community funding event in Thurso.

Article from the Caithness Voluntary Group December 2019 Newsletter.

Anyone who would like to contribute information about their community group or events planned, or would like to find out more about anything in this newsletter, can contact CVG on 01955 609960, email Yvonne@cvg.org.uk or pop in to the Caithness Voluntary Group office at Telford House, Williamson Street, Wick.

Picture by Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios

 

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