Wellington Grange News

Brightride

Patricia brightride (002)

On the hottest day of the year so far we arranged for Richard from the Charity Brightride to come and take a handful of our lucky residents out for a spin in his specially adapted Trishaw. Cycling without age is a charity that was founded in Denmark and locally aims to help the residents of Chichester get safely back outdoors for some fresh air and a change of scenery. They are a not-for-profit organisation, and they just ask that you pay what you can to go towards the upkeep of the bike. The bikes are ridden by volunteers who are keen to give back and to keep busy themselves. Jean Moss was a guinea pig for the experience and said, “This is the most fun I’ve had in years!” Chloe Appleby went out for a ride around Oaklands park and had a really good chat with Richard. "I just found the idea really inspiring. He choose to spend his time creating something good for others to enjoy rather than do nothing when his work was on hiatus in the first lockdown. He jumped through all the hoops that the council put in front of him and saw it to fruition. I think it is amazing and I had a brilliant time. It was just like going for a walk, which I can't do now so I loved it. It was great to feel the wind in my hair!" It was a fantastic afternoon and proved a very popular activity. Richard and his trishaw will definitely be back, especially once the word has got round how brilliant it was, we think the residents will be queuing up to have a go!