Committee Wheeling and Dealing

By Jane Cruickshank / December 9, 2019

Cycling Without Age volunteers are hoping for a £5,000 boost towards the purchase of a second trishaw from the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee budget.

If they get the cash, volunteer ‘pilots’ will supply the pedal power needed to provide an outing for those with mobility issues, allowing them to be out enjoying the fresh air and the community around them.

Groups in the town have already rallied round the scheme, with donations from Stonehaven Cycling Club and Stonehaven Lions along with individual contributions.

And the first trishaw was out in action at the recent Christmas tree switch on event in the Market Square, when George Duffus and Ruth Forbes wrapped up warmly to show how the trishaw enabled them to share the Festive fun.

The total project cost for Cycling Without Age is £16,762.40, to purchase two Brose trishaws at £7,600, a storage shed to be located at Edenholme – £1,500 and Hi- Vis Vests for volunteer pilots. The annual licence and insurance totals £300 and will be covered by the local care homes, and Bike Remedy are providing maintenance and repairs free of charge.

The contribution from the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee will be considered when they meet at Woodhill House tomorrow, Tuesday December 10, at 10am. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Caption: Stuart Johnston of Stonehaven Lions presented £2,600 to Cycling Without Age