Elderly people across Watford will be able to experience the outdoors and nature with a lift in a rickshaw.

The new cycling scheme called ‘The Right to Wind in Your Hair’ was launched in Cassiobury Park by Watford Borough Council, Watford Cycle Hub and Tremona Care Home on March 31.

The trishaw, a rickshaw-style device can comfortably seat two people and will be piloted by volunteer cyclists through Cassiobury Park.

They have electrical pedal-assist, so there is no need to be super-sporty to be a volunteer. The initiative that aims to increase physical activity and emotional wellbeing with both the passengers and cyclists alike, has been funded through the public health partnership between Hertfordshire County Council and Watford Borough Council.

The rides are free with the trishaws currently based at Watford Cycle Hub. Whether you’d like to book a ride for an elderly friend/relative or fancy becoming a volunteer cyclist, contact – Nick at Watford Cycle Hub via email: nickb@watfordcyclehub.org.uk for more information.