York Bike Belles’ Cycling Without Age Rides are back!
“After a pandemic pause of 18 months, York Bike Belles’ Cycling Without Age Rides for care home residents are back! Cycling Without Age Rides are a simple but brilliant idea. With a special electric-assist rickshaw called Trixie, trained York Bike Belles volunteers offer care home residents free and comfortable Rides out and about around the city.
Passengers hugely enjoy reconnecting with the world outside their usual four walls. The Rides open a door to the outdoors, green spaces, the bustle of the city and the friendly York community. The Rides bring back memories, freedom, companionship, and community contact. And, of course, the wonderful feeling of the wind in their hair!”
Libertee Hull, Wellbeing Coordinator, Chocolate Works Care Village says: “The Rides are amazing. They give the residents the opportunity to get outside which, since the pandemic is the most important thing. Our residents get mentally and physically stimulated on the bike which helps them keep healthy in general, and with all sorts of mental health. We are all very keen and excited to have the Rides back.”
(Photo from York Bike Belles)