This is an archived press release
Wednesday 15 October 2014
It's three and easy for visitors to the Peak District National Park, following the delivery of four new lightweight tricycles at Parsley Hay.
The trikes are aimed at people who want to explore the area but cannot ride a traditional bicycle, either due to mobility issues or because they have never learned to ride a two-wheeled machine.
Bought thanks to a £2,000 grant from the CLA Charitable Trust, the trikes can be hired from Parsley Hay cycle centre, which sits at the junction of the High Peak Trail and Tissington Trail.
Helen Bower, cycle hire manager at the Peak District National Park Authority, said: "Our tricycles are the most popular pieces of specialist equipment that we have here at Parsley Hay, and are regularly hired out by a wide range of users.
"Our customers include people recovering from strokes, with balance or mobility problems. In addition, there are a large number of adults who simply never learned to ride a two-wheeled bike. By offering tricycles to hire, it means they can still enjoy cycling in the Peak District alongside their friends and family.
"Next summer, we will also be using the trikes to offer lessons to people who do not yet have the confidence to ride a bicycle.''
The Mission Trilogy trikes come in two sizes, three with 24" wheels and one with 20" wheels for smaller adults and children. They were chosen because of the lightweight design and ease of use and maintenance.
Helen added: "They do not have a back-pedal brake like our previous trikes, which makes starting off a great deal easier for users with mobility or strength problems in their legs. They have a low step-through frame, which makes mounting and dismounting easier.
"We feel our trikes are a valuable asset to our range of specialist cycles, and we are very grateful for the kind grant given by the CLA Charitable trust.''
* For further information or bookings, contact Parsley Hay cycle centre on 01298 84493.