Stirling MSP, Bruce Crawford, took the Scottish Government Social Security Minister, Jeanne Freeman, for a spin on a trishaw around the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament last week.
The trishaw was part of an exhibition from Cycling Without Age.
Launched in 2012, the first CWA chapter was launched in Falkirk. It is a voluntary community group that offers free bike rides in trishaws for older people – working closely with nursing homes and other community organisations.
There is a new chapter, fundraising for trishaws in Stirling. Details can be found on the website, cyclingwithoutage.org.uk
Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:
“We are a nation of people who want to get out and enjoy the outdoors – and age should be no barrier to that.
“The Cycling Without Age movement is a beautiful concept that combines volunteering with engaging older people in our communities with outdoor activities.
“Activities like these are crucial for social interaction, and help to fight both physical and mental deterioration in later years.
“I was delighted to be able to speak to CWA representatives in parliament last week – and take the Scottish Social Security Minister for a spin around the Garden Lobby at the same time!”