MORE local aged care residents will have a chance to reconnect with the joys of bike riding after Sydney added a new Cycling Without Age (CWA) trishaw to its fleet in July.
The trishaw was officially launched at Rushcutters Bay Tennis Club on July 31 and was funded by Sydney and Woollahra councils.
It will be managed by local group BIKEast and will travel between aged care homes including The Terraces at Paddington, giving older residents the opportunity to connect with younger riders.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the Cycling Without Age program helped residents of all ages keep active and engaged in the community.
The program's Sydney coordinator Adrian Boss said the program helped to foster new friendships between riders and volunteers.
"With the new trishaw, we'll be able to take residents on rides to explore the Sydney Opera House, The Botanical Gardens, the Domain, Rushcutters Bay Park and Centennial Parklands - all easily reached from local care homes," he said.
The Cycling Without Age program launched in 2012 in Denmark and runs in 37 countries around the world.
Around 20 groups currently operate in Australia.
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