Trishaw opening at show

GRAND OPENING: Miroma Place Hostel resident Gwen Watkins and project coordinator Tiff Firth about to enjoy a ride on the trishaw.

GRAND OPENING: Miroma Place Hostel resident Gwen Watkins and project coordinator Tiff Firth about to enjoy a ride on the trishaw.

Cummins show-goers will be able to take a hot lap in the Cycling Without Age Cummins trishaw on Saturday after it has an official opening at the show.

The official opening will be celebrated as part of ZestFest – South Australia’s arts and cultural festival for those older than 50 – and will be opened by Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey and Member for Flinders Peter Treloar. 

The project was supported by the Fund My Neighbourhood Grant, as well as the Cummins Op Shop and a number of local businesses who helped with transport, insurance, installed safety features and added extras such as warm jackets and hot water bottles to the trishaw.

Cycling Without Age Cummins purchased the trishaw to help the elderly or mobility challenged members of the Cummins community to get outside and enjoy nature, to have a conversation, to see the sights around town and to reduce the social isolation that is associated with restricted mobility.

The opening will take place at the Cummins Show on October 12 at 12.30pm.