Cycling without Age (CWA) is a recent arrival in Australia, after starting out in Denmark in 2012. The program seeks to encourage cyclists to volunteer to take elderly residents in nursing homes for rides in a specially designed trishaw and remind them of the joy experienced out of doors. See details of the program and photos of happy participants at cyclingwithoutage.com.au.

 

Pip Vice, a keen cyclist and Waverton resident told us about the trishaws already in Sydney at nursing homes in Hunters Hill and Narabeen. They are among the 1500 trishaws specially designed and produced to a Danish design to suit this particular function, with attention given to ease of access and weather protection for the passengers and gearing and electric motor to assist the pilots. Modifications are already envisaged to make the trishaws better suited to Australian conditions. If you would like to participate in this program, we would be pleased to pass your interest on to Pip.

 

 

We are delighted our nomination of Jay Allen for one of Trent Zimmerman’s North Sydney Community Service Awards was successful. Jay’s message about melanoma awareness has special resonance for us at the moment, as Don Napper recovers from his surgery to remove a cancer last week. So, congratulations to Jay and best wishes to Don. By the way, have you had a skin check recently?