Cycling Without Age Prudhoe is a newly registered charity which aims to tackle social exclusion for those in Prudhoe and surrounding areas who have limited mobility due to age or disability. We will do this with the provision of free ‘Trishaw’ cycle rides.
Trishaws are a battery power assisted reverse tricycle with a double bench seat at the front where passengers can be accompanied by either a carer, friend or family member. Seat belts, footrest and a hood are provided for the safety and comfort of the passengers.
The trishaw will be operated by one of our Cycling Without Age Prudhoe trained Pilots. Passengers will then be taken along the banks of the River Tyne following the Hadrian Cycleway which is mostly flat and completely free of road-going vehicles. We will offer a selection of destinations in Wylam and Newburn where passengers may stop for tea and scones or a spot of lunch before mounting up again for the return journey.
If they wish, passengers can choose a guided tour where the Pilot will talk about the history of the Spetchells chalk heaps, Hagg Bank Bridge and George Stephenson’s birthplace etc. The combination of fresh air, chat, beautiful scenery, the wind in your hair and the experience of cycling will be exhilarating and release serotonin which will do wonders for the mood and mental well being of our passengers.
We know this service will be invaluable to those in our community with limited mobility who would otherwise face social exclusion.