Posted on 17/04/21
“Cycling Without Age” Canberra visited the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail for their celebrations on 10 April. Pilots Grant, Bob and Jeff pedalled 31 rugged-up, local seniors along the scenic 21 km rail trail in two “Cycling Without Age” tricycles.
And did the passengers’ stories tumble out! Here are some gems:
“Tumbarumba has really changed since I lived here years ago. There used to be a lemonade factory, a tailor and a billiards parlour.”
“I rode my horse across those paddocks to school.”
“There’s my old house over there – I used to walk across the paddocks to school. Gee it looks much further than I remember.”
“As the train went past the engine driver used to toss us lumps of coal to us kids for our fire at home”
That night, 31 happy heads hit the pillows full of crystal clear memories, 3 pilots came home with a tricycle load of local history and memories, and 2 “Cycling Without Age” tricycles needed a charge of their very depleted batteries after a 42 km outing from Tumbarumba to Rosewood and back.
It just goes to show how rail trails can bring so much joy to our seniors who are unable to walk or cycle very far themselves.