Residents and staff at Westerton Care Home were invited along to the Riverside Museum. We got the opportunity to feel part of the current cycling event by having a go on their specialised bikes, enjoying a tour of Glasgow, and seeing the sights such as the River Clyde.
The aim was to participate in supported cycling to celebrate 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.
The UCI Cycling World Championships runs from the 3rd August - 13th August, where the first edition was awarded to Glasgow and across Scotland.
Cycling Without Age Scotland is a charity that aims to enrich the lives of elderly and disable people, by providing them with access to the outdoors through trishaw rides led by volunteers, when access is often denied to so many due to their age or limited mobility. Cycling With Age Scotland maintains the highest standards of safety in all its operations, fully complying with the requirements of the Scottish Care Inspectorate.
The residents really enjoyed the cycle and the fresh air despite the grey weather. We even managed to see some cyclists during their race.
Ensuring residents regularly go outside and engage in exercise is important for their overall well-being and quality of life. This practice goes beyond mere physical health; it extends to mental, emotional, and social well-being as well.
There will be many more day trips planned for our residents soon, as we know just how much they love getting out and about and exploring the local community.