ELDERLY people in Clacks may soon be able to travel across the county in some style, thanks to the efforts of hardy fundraisers.

Efforts to bring an innovative transport initiative to the area is gathering pace, with residents at Marchglen Care Centre getting a peek at the way the project would entail.

The idea is cradled by the Cycling Without Age Scotland (CWAS) charity, with backing from members of the public in Clacks.

It is hoped that CWAS will be able to reach out to more people in the area, as the news of the initiative spreads around.

The group's Christine Bell told the Advertiser: "Cycling Without Age Scotland were delighted to attend an introduction event in Marchglen Care Centre in Clackmannanshire on February 25.

"Hendry Gill, a member of the local community, contacted us to ask how he could help this fantastic initiative, which takes elderly people and people with mobility restrictions out for rides on trishaws into the local green spaces and countryside.

"After a visit to our head office in Larbert, Hendry was hooked on the idea of volunteering his help get this project started in Clackmannanshire.

"He visited three care homes, spoke with members of the local community and set up a meeting for us all to get together to plan how to make this happen.

"We had a fabulous afternoon presenting the project to the local people and had the delight of taking a number of the residents out for short rides.

"Everyone who attended were thrilled with the idea of Cycling Without Age Scotland launching a project in Clacks and pledged their full support to Hendry to help fundraise for a trishaw and support from CWAS to get it up and running."

Anyone from Clacks looking to help Hendry in his mission to get the wheels rolling, can contact Cycling Without Age Scotland on 01324 467272 or email info@cyclingwithoutage.scot

Those wishing to make a donation can do so by visiting mydonate.bt.com/charities/cyclingwithoutagescotland