Wheatlands - Nan Muirhead - Cycling without Age

When it comes to days out, few can be more memorable than Balhousie Wheatlands care home resident, Nan Muirhead’s trip, this week.

Nan and her daughter Anne took a special wee cycle around Helix Park and the magnificent Kelpies, but rather than taking the strain, they relaxed in style in a trishaw, thanks to volunteers of the incredible charity, Cycling Without Age Scotland.

Cycling Without Age is a voluntary project that helps people with walking difficulties get out and about in the Falkirk district. As the charity explains, it ‘now generates “miles of smiles” in every part of Scotland and its reach and impact are growing every day. It enables older people to once again be an active part of their communities, once again to “feel the wind in their hair”, to rekindle old friendships and to make new ones.”

As Anne exclaimed, “It was fab, mum felt like the Queen!” and Wheatlands Home Manager, Marjory Acheson said, “They both really enjoyed it, Nan is still chatting about it!”

We think members of the Trishaws In Iconic Places Chapter at Helix Park should be on the Queen’s honours list!