LOCAL MP David Mundell has donated £100 to help a Peebles community initiative expand.

Last Friday the Conservative member for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale met with volunteers from Cycling Without Age Peebles to present the cheque.

And the money will go towards buying a new trishaw – an electric-assisted, three-wheeled vehicle that can carry two passengers.

Cycling Without Age was first introduced in 2012 in Copenhagen and is now represented in 37 countries worldwide.

The aim of the initiative is to help less mobile locals get out and about in the community.

The Peebles group received its first trishaw last week, as reported in the Peeblesshire News, and the fundraising drive is continuing.

Mr Mundell said: “I am delighted to have presented this cheque to such a great local cause which has only been made possible through the dedication of the local community.

“Cycling Without Age Peebles is only the fourth initiative of its kind in Scotland. It also provides a great opportunity for those less mobile to get out and about and enjoy Peeblesshire’s beautiful surroundings.

“The arrival of the first trishaw comes at an excellent time of year, just as the dryer and brighter weather is approaching. I certainly look forward to giving one a test drive in the near future.”