The Rickshaw Rides project was created to enable people, who are unable to ride a bike, the opportunity to experience the joys of cycling. We have been operating Rickshaw rides for more than 3 years.
The Rickshaw Rides project is run by a group of trained and dedicated Ride-On volunteers who provide people who might otherwise have little opportunity to leave their homes to get outside into fresh air. The Rickshaw currently operates rides around the Exeter Quay and the canal bank. We have links with a number of local charities and care homes across the city.
The project was begun back when one of our volunteers who was inspired by a Danish project called Cycling without Age. They brought the idea back to Exeter and started to raise money for a Rickshaw. However, Rickshaws can cost upwards of £4000, so we were grateful that, a friend of the charity, John Woolner rode his Penny Farthing from Lands’ End to John O’Groats to raise money.
Owing to the success of the Rickshaw Project we now have a second Rickshaw, purchased with the help of the Barchester Foundation.
Our Rickshaw rides are increasingly popular, and we are always looking for more volunteers to help get involved and become ride leaders.
If you would like to help us with the Rickshaw Project, please contact [email protected]