The pioneering work of a Scottish charity dedicated to providing opportunities for accessible cycling has been welcomed at Holyrood.
Martin Whitfield MSP and Foysol Choudhury MSP met with representatives of Cycling Without Age Scotland to find out more about its inclusive work. It aims to enrich the lives of elderly and disabled people by letting them access the outdoors through trishaw rides.
Launched in 2017, following the beginning of the Cycling Without Age movement in Denmark in 2012, the charity operates local groups, known as “Chapters”. These can be found across many areas of Scotland, including Musselburgh, North Berwick and Dunbar. The network is run by nearly 2,500 local volunteers.
The charity wants to have a major presence throughout Scotland, providing a technical and mechanical service to its Chapters. Furthermore, it also offers advice and support with fundraising, marketing, publicity, governance, insurance and banking facilities.
Martin Whitfield MSP said:
“It was brilliant to meet with the CWA Scotland representatives and learn more about its remarkable progress over recent years.
“They have engaged so many new volunteers and provided wonderful opportunities for people to enjoy cycling and accessing the outdoors in a way which simply wouldn’t be possible otherwise.
“I commend CWA Scotland and look forward to hearing more about its chapters’ work across South Scotland.”
To use the charity’s service or to volunteer in your area, please contact 01324 467272 or email them at email@example.com.
Find out more about CWA Scotland and its local chapters at https://cyclingwithoutage.scot.