CWA Rhayader


Cycling without Age Rhayader was launched in May 2022, following a grant from National Lottery Awards for All Wales and the purchase of ‘Sheila the Trishaw’, named after one of our Dial A Ride members who loved getting out into the countryside and whose family were very generous in their support.
CWA Rhayader is one of several Wellbeing Projects from ‘The Arches’ (Rhayader & District Community Support), which also include a Cooking Club, Memory Circle and Good Neighbours befriending. Our aim is to improve the quality of life and social connections for our community, particularly those disadvantaged by age, disability or loneliness.
Sheila has been a great success so far. She has become well-known in our small mid-Wales market town – our passengers feel like royalty as they are transported thought Rhayader being waved at like mad!
We currently have four trained volunteers who valiantly take Sheila up and down the hills that surround the town – with the occasional need to enlist others for some pushing!
Most of our passengers are those already known to us through Dial A Ride and our other projects, but our plans for 2023 are to have better links with the two care homes in the town and to use other venues as bases for trips – such as the Elan Valley Visitor Centre and Llandindod Wells lake.
Julie is our Volunteer co-ordinator and Pippa is the Lead Volunteer on CWA Rhayader:

More information on The Arches can be found on our Website and Facebook page: