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Trishaw bikes with rosy-faced passengers aboard are becoming a common sight around Stornoway, as the volunteers of Cycling Without Age Scotland’s Lewis and Harris branch saddle up to tour the town.

Now CWAS Lewis and Harris plans to offer their inclusive service for a sparkling spin to see the Christmas lights in the town centre.

Among recent passengers on the volunteer-run service were residents of Bethesda residential care home, and a group from the Stornoway Monday Stroke Club, who went out yesterday (Monday 28 November) in the bright winter sunshine.

The group included Flora and Alec, celebrating their platinum (70 years) wedding anniversary this month.

National charity Cycling Without Age Scotland has offered ‘maximum respect’ to the hardy folk of the islands – both volunteers and passengers – after seeing how the new cycle tour service is being enjoyed in Lewis.

They said yesterday: “So thrilled to see these trishaws out with the real troopers way up north. Many thought the Western Isles would be way too cold and windy – just goes to show how tough you all are!” 

Christmas lights tours of Stornoway town centre will leave and return from the Nicolson Institute bus park, with the route going around Stornoway town centre to see the Christmas lights.

Bookings are available on Saturdays 3, 10 and 17 December at 11am and 11.45am. Find out more about booking for yourself, a friend or relative via the group’s local Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cwaslewisandharris or make a referral here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMEOgiq_r9VcGYBze71Z36RumWlJJCox8cZPr014FiCKDmjA/viewform

The pictures show platinum couple Alec and Flora with the Stornoway Monday Stroke Club group on their brisk trishaw tour on Monday (CWAS Lewis and Harris).