Joy Rides - a breath of fresh air

by Lissa McIntyre in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th June 2019 we successfully raised £3,150 with 48 supporters in 28 days

My aim is to bring joy to residents in care homes and sheltered housing, and to individuals living in or visiting Edinburgh.

by Lissa McIntyre in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With more funding support from my Joy Rides Angels, I will be able to repay the debts I've incurred to purchase the trishaw, and be able, much more quickly, to realise my vision of a fleet of Joy Rides trishaws providing wider provision across Edinburgh - thank you! 


Hi! My name is Lissa :)

Joy Rides is a brand new Edinburgh based business, using a trishaw – a customised electric bike – that carries one or two passengers, with the “driver” (myself) cycling from behind. Joy Rides can be provided to care homes, sheltered housing associations, and to members of the public.

READ ALL ABOUT IT! 

Check out my video for the Edinburgh Reporter last week!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=etrCZYr839Q

THE BENEFITS OF JOY RIDES

Joy Rides enables people, including those who may no longer be able to cycle independently, to feel the wind in their hair and the exhilaration of travelling on a bike through a beautiful area, in a safe, supported environment. Joy Rides will help passengers combat feelings of isolation and loneliness, improve their health and well being and make them visible in their own community. I am looking forward to putting people at their ease, and engaging warmly with passengers while also ensuring their safety. 

MY VISION

My vision is to spread joy! The trishaw makes everyone smile and encourages people to communicate. It spreads joy from the passengers to onlookers, and places people who may be regularly indoors in beautiful and stimulating environments, where members of the public will see and engage with them.

WHY DO I NEED YOUR HELP?

I'm hoping to excite members of my local and wider community, and to tap into networks who will spread the word about my new business. What I am offering is the opportunity to purchase a Joy Ride and experience it directly, and everyone who supports me will also be invited to join me to celebrate the launch of my new business. I hope that supporters will see for themselves the joy that a ride on a trishaw can bring. The money raised will help me cover some of my costs in purchasing the trishaw, which has been a big investment.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 1 hour Prosecco Joy Ride for 1 or 2 people

Spend a joyful hour in the Meadows (or elsewhere, by arrangement), experiencing for yourself what my new business will provide - and be an invited guest at my launch party.

£20 or more

£20 Absent Angel

Are you keen to support Joy Rides, even though you're not available to experience one for yourself? Your reward will be my unending gratitude, and the knowledge that you're going to bring future joy to others! :)

£40 or more

£40 1 hour Joy Ride for 1 or 2 people

Spend a joyful hour in the Meadows (or elsewhere, by arrangement), experiencing for yourself what my new business will provide.

£40 or more

£40 Joy Ride Gift for 1 or 2 people

Do you know someone else who might benefit from a Joy Ride? Gift them a joyful hour in the Meadows (or elsewhere, by arrangement), and accompany them, if you'd like to!

£40 or more

£40 Absent Angel

Are you keen to support Joy Rides, even though you're not available to experience one for yourself? Your reward will be my unending gratitude, and the knowledge that you're going to bring future joy to others! :)

£50 or more

£50 1 hour Tea & Cake Joy Ride for 1 or 2 people

Spend a joyful hour in the Meadows (or elsewhere, by arrangement), experiencing for yourself what my new business will provide - and be an invited guest at my launch party.

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