Age is no barrier for 106-year-old cyclist

CYCLING WITHOUT AGE: Dorothy Harris, 106, takes a ride on the trishaw with Natasha Clark. Image supplied.

CYCLING WITHOUT AGE: Dorothy Harris, 106, takes a ride on the trishaw with Natasha Clark. Image supplied.

The Tumby Bay Cycling Without Age group are continuing to serve the community, this time taking one of the oldest people ever to ride a trishaw for a cycle.

Local resident Dorothy Harris, 106, was taken for a ride on the bike by trained rider Natasha Clark.

"She didn't know much about it, but she loved it," she said.

She believes Mrs Harris is one of the oldest people to ever ride the trishaw worldwide, the oldest being a 107-year-old from Denmark.

Mrs Harris enjoyed the experience with her daughter also sitting alongside her for the ride.

Ms Clark said the bike, now securely stored at the hospital, offers easier access for aged care residents to book in a ride with a volunteer trained rider.

"We did have a lot of volunteers want to get involved...but hopefully as soon as the sun starts to shine people will want to more," she said.

They are also fundraising to pay for the insurance for the bike by selling calendars.

They hope to raise enough to pay for insurance for future years, costing $800-$1000 each year.

"We've put $500 towards the calendars to hopefully have enough money for insurance," said Ms Clark.

The calendars feature local photography from around the district and can be purchased from the Tumby Bay post office, bakery and Paul William Goldsmith Jeweller.