Cycling Without Age Carnoustie trishaws have made a poignant post-pandemic return to the road.
On Remembrance Sunday, they ferried veterans from the town’s Legion headquarters to the war memorial for the wreath-laying ceremony.
It is the first time they have been used this year due to pandemic restrictions.
Lorraine Young of CWAC said: “We were honoured and privileged to support veterans attending the Remembrance Day parade here in Carnoustie.
“The day was also extra special for our two pilots Bruce Crawford (CWAC pilot trainer) and Mike Orsi as it was our first passenger journey this calendar year due to Covid restrictions.”
Adorned with poppies, the trishaws carrying veterans Ian Deans, Willie Nimmo, Tam Horne and John Robertson led the parade to the Dundee Street cenotaph.
And Lorraine added: “The weather made the day for all.
“Our passengers were smiling throughout the journey from the Legion headquarters to the war memorial and the return journey.”
Open legacy project
Cycling Without Age Carnoustie launched just over two years ago.
And it now has 3,500 trishaws in more than 50 countries around the globe.
It uses them to reintroduce the elderly and less able to cycling in their local communities.
The trishaws were funded as a legacy project of the 2018 Open Golf Championship staged at the town’s famous links.
Local organisations were invited to apply for support from the fund set up in the wake of the 147th championship.
That year’s attendance of 172,000 was a record for the venue.
Carnoustie Memories and Carnoustie Befrienders groups led the drive to bring the initiative to the town.