Having been inundated with passenger and pilot enquiries we settle on trying to become sustainable having seen the need and delight of all involved. Much as we loved working with ‘independent living’ passengers we find that the resources required to manage this are just too large and unpredictable. We decide to work exclusively with care homes for elders which naturally leads us to expanding our training, support and work with our volunteer cycle pilots to better support people living with dementia. This strategy enables every scheduled ride to be filled, as care homes always have two passengers ready and raring to go for a ride with us. The homes can fill any spaces that might arise with passenger needs/changes in health or mood, as they work a rota of residents with us.
September 2018 sees us turn one-year-old. We look forward to many more hopefully and continue to work on funding, training and support every week.
Here are some of our pilots in a rare group picture from our first birthday party!
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