Ever wanted to be a (trishaw) pilot?

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Woden Rotary has used funds from the Five Peaks Challenge 2017 bike ride and their Charity Virtual Race Night in April 2017 to purchase a new trishaw for residents at the Araluen Village in Fisher as part of the Cycling Without Age Program.

The trishaw is a trioBike taxi from Denmark, and it has been described as ‘a couch on wheels’ – see it in this video.

This is the third trishaw for Cycling Without Age in Canberra – the other two are at Kangara Waters residential aged care facility in Belconnen.

We are looking for people to become pilots and take residents for rides in the trishaw – out and about, to the shops, to the lake or wherever.

If you can ride a bicycle and want to help out, we’d love to have you on board. Our pilots range from directors to senior citizens and students under the motto: ‘Hurry up slowly – turn softly’.

Anyone who can ride a bike can learn to pilot a trishaw – if you ride regularly then you won’t need much practice before you are on the road (or the bike path).

We will train you as a pilot (a simple process) and advise you of the booking procedures to allow you and residents to come together for a fun ride. There are no commitments as to when you should be available – you decide when you can ride and then your services can be offered to residents. Or you can have regular passengers. It’s up to you and the residents.

Please email expressions of interest to John Widdup at wodenrotary@gmail.com.


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