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Taking to the streets the new Fal River Mobile Information Centre and rider, Jake Martin, with (left to right) Karl Leverton (Cornwall Ferries Ltd), Nicola Kneebone (VIC centre manager) and volunteer, Anne Thomas.

An innovative approach to providing visitors and tourists with information about Falmouth is taking to the streets of the town.

Staff at the newly re-opened Fal River Visitor Information Centre (VIC) have commissioned the use of an environmentally friendly rickshaw.

It will be pedalled around Falmouth, providing a wealth of knowledge on things to see and do locally.

The mobile information centre is being seen as another integral service in establishing Falmouth and the Fal River as one of the country’s premier tourist destinations.

Tim Light is the managing director of Cornwall Ferries Ltd, which stepped in to operate the VIC after funding was withdrawn last year.

He said: “The rickshaw is a fun, innovative and engaging way of raising awareness of the services we’re offering at the new Visitor Information Centre.

“It’s another way that we can help put Falmouth on the map and, as with all the services we offer, is about offering our visitors the richest and most rewarding experience of Falmouth as possible.”

The VIC is based at the Prince of Wales pier and features a sales area, stocked with books, maps, guides and souvenirs.

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