Today, we made the most of the dry weather and the sunshine and ventured out with Trixie Trishaw to Thornaby and Ingleby Barwick, checking access to parks in the area and trying out potential routes.

Image shows Robert piloting the trishaw and Caroline as a passenger at Little Boy Park in Thornaby
Image shows Robert piloting the trishaw and Caroline as a passenger at Little Boy Park in Thornaby

We started with a nice slow ride round Little Boy Park/Allison Trainer in Thornaby. It’s not a big park but pleasant and offers good access and wide cycle paths around the outside of the grassed area. From there we went to Ingleby Barwick to explore Romano Park. Sadly, the park appeared to be a children’s play area and was a little on the small side to ride around but there are plenty cycle paths in the surrounding area. We also tried to explore access to the adjoining nature reserve but found that we could not access what was described by a local resident as a “small duck pond” nearby with the trishaw.

While riding along Lamb Lane, we met a lovely local couple who were very interested in the project. They were kind enough to share some routes to explore, were interested in piloting the trishaw and knew of some local people who might benefit from the trishaw rides.

We ventured back to Thornaby to explore Victoria Park, Harewood Gardens and Village Park but unfortunately the gates were too narrow to allow access for the trishaw or the paths were too steep to safely be able to complete a circular ride around the grounds.

If you know of any possible cycle routes around Thornaby or Ingleby Barwick that can cater for a trishaw that is approximately 1 meter wide, then please do get in touch. We would love to learn from you so that we can find interesting and engaging routes around the local areas.

If you know of anyone in Ingleby Barwick or Thornaby who would enjoy an adventure on Trixie Trishaw then please give us a call to discuss.

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