‘Saoirse’ is the name of our Trishaw and this name symbolises the freedom that users of our Trishaw can enjoy. It communicates a positive message of Health & Activity for All. It increases accessibility to the Waterford Greenway particularly for older adults and ultimately will have a positive impact on attitudes of the wider community to accessibility, inclusion and health for all.
Older adults and people with limited mobility now have the opportunity to be driven around in a comfortable ‘couch on wheels’, at an easy pace, taking in the sights and sounds of nature on the Waterford Greenway, whatever the weather. As Cycling Without Age, who introduced this marvellous idea to Ireland, say ‘everyone is entitled to feel the wind in their hair’!
The Trishaw which was funded by Healthy Ireland, is a partnership between Healthy Waterford (a subcommittee of Waterford LCDC), Waterford City & County Council, Waterford Sports Partnership and Deise Day Centre. This Trishaw is managed by Deise Day Centre and members will be ‘piloted’ by trained volunteers. There are now 13 Trishaw bikes across Ireland with more on order, taking older adults out on free spins.
If you are interested in volunteering your time to pilot the Trishaw, please contact Deise Day Centre on 058 44556. To access the bike currently, you must be a member of Deise Day Centre. We hope that this will be the first of many Trishaws in County Waterford.
For more information please contact Peter Jones on 0761 10 2191
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Article Modified: December 11, 2018 9:49 am