Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow. Ole wanted to help the elders get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.
He then got in touch with a civil society consultant from the City of Copenhagen, Dorthe Pedersen, who was intrigued by the idea and together they bought five trishaws and launched Cycling Without Age, which has now spread to all corners of Denmark, and since 2015 to another 50 countries around the world.
“We dream of creating a world together, in which the access to active citizenship creates happiness among our fellow elderly citizens by providing them with an opportunity to remain an active part of society and the local community.
We do that by giving them the right to wind in their hair, the right to experience the city and nature close up from the bicycle and by giving them an opportunity to tell their story in the environment where they have lived their lives.
That way we build bridges between generations and we reinforce trust, respect and the social glue in our society.”
We want to give our senior residents and others who are housebound, some fresh air and conversation having a ride around Congleton. Many residents have lived in Congleton all of their life and would love to go back and see their old homes and haunts.
Help make our dream become a reality and enhance the lives of others. We need to raise £8000 to buy a Trishaw so if you could help with our efforts and we will reward you:
Just £40 buys half an hour ride starting from Bridge Street, with a partner of your choice *.
Watch how it all started.
Many elderly and disabled people are stuck indoors. Cycling without age enables anyone to enjoy fresh air and conversation while being driven around Congleton in a Trishaw.
We need to raise £8000 to purchase a Trishaw so that we can take those folks who are stuck indoors around Congleton for some fresh air and conversation. Please press the button below to support cycling without age.
* Passengers must be over 18.