What is Ride Side-by-Side What is Ride Side-by-Side? Ride Side-by-Side is an alternative free taxi service across specific London Boroughs, for people over 60 who have an issue with mobility, social isolation, or visual impairment. The pilot will pick participants up from their requested location on an electric-assist Side-by-Side cycle, and take them to their destination within the borough. Users are entitled to any number of journeys on the side-by-side cycle for up to 1.5 hours. They can choose to go shopping, visit a friend, visit a local amenity such as local park, or just explore their areas and get some exercise. They will get help at their destination, such as help with carrying shopping or getting on and off the cycle. Participants can choose to pedal or just enjoy the ride in fresh air. The riders will be trained in cycling and cycle mechanics, managing risk, working with older people and have an up to date DBS check. They will be sociable and friendly. How Do I Book? Bookings will be available from Spring 2020. Ahead of this we are running free taster sessions for local Organisations which you can book below. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 0208 980 7998 (Mon-Fri, 09:00 - 17:30) Book a taster session What are the Benefits? Ride Side-by-Side will tackle loneliness and isolation. People will have an opportunity to chat with their co-rider (Pilot), interact, tell stories about themselves and reminisce. It will have a broader impact with regards to reducing motorised trips and showcase other ways to get around that are emissions free. By giving people the opportunity to be active, reduce their reliance on the NHS since it will improve their well-being due to the exercise and the conviviality.