2019 Our 2nd birthday in September marks the 2000th passenger ride.
2018 Having trialled a couple of ways of operating we settle on exclusively supporting care homes for elders – which naturally leads us to expanding our training, support and work with volunteer cycle pilots to better support people living with dementia.
2017: Duncan and his friend Craig borrow a Trishaw cycle from Copenhagen and take plenty of elder test passengers for a spin. The son of one of them is so impressed with the effect on his mother, he generously donates the cost of the first cycle. This is duly proudly named after his mum, Isobel. Plans to get the cycle in use stall with other life demands however… in July 2017 Elly offers to join Duncan, having herself been inspired via social media and wanting to bring it to Brighton. She brings her communication and voluntary sector experience to add to Duncan’s cycle knowledge. Elly and Duncan work together for the summer seven days a week and launch the charity 8 weeks later in September 2017 working as Co-Captains. Duncan manages the maintenance, takes the role of Chair of trustees and Elly manages setting up the rides with care homes, PR, volunteers and fundraising – taking on the role of CEO. We are featured on local, regional and national media outlets including national BBC Breakfast news on BBC One. Our crowdfunding campaign raises £6500 and enables us to buy our second Trishaw cycle. We’re thrilled and the community support is overwhelming and wonderful!