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Our volunteer cycle pilots ride out together with elder care homes residents – so they can feel the wind in their hair! Many elders rarely have the chance to enjoy an outdoor adventure otherwise. Our special ‘Trishaws’ (three-wheel cycles with passenger cab up front) enable them to experience our city and nature close-up and chat with passers-by. All riding the bikes enjoy the physical and mental well-being benefits. We maintain a consistent 50:50 balance of female/male volunteer cycle pilots. At least 75% of our passengers are living with dementia. Rides are comfortable, fun, fully insured and free to elders. We are a small, local Brighton charity. We run several rides a day from elder care homes, year-round. Donations always welcome.
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What makes it special and why it makes a difference: It’s an extraordinary thing cycling with elders. Our rides bring care home residents ‘back into view’. Smiles galore, we see spirits lifted, people report feeling awake again, delighted, less anxious or depressed as well as sleeping better after rides out.
Pedal People is hugely grateful to all our donors to date. Registered charity no. 1177426.