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, and were grateful to receive funding from Exeter City Councillors to make it possible.
We teamed up with Greenslades to offer regular rides for their residents, and due to the success of the project we looked to secure a second rickshaw.
We took delivery of our second rickshaw in 2019 which was partly funded by John Woolner’s epic ride – taking his Penny Farthing from John O Groats to Lands End and raising funds along the way. This was combined with a grant from 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]