Building Better Lives – Cycling Without Age


As of February 2023

  • Invented in 2012 in Copenhagen
  • Active chapters in 39 countries
  • Starting up in 20 countries
  • 3,050 chapter locations
  • 4,900 trishaws
  • 39,000 trained cycle pilots
  • Over 3 million rides and over 650,000 people served
  • Oldest pilot is 90 (Jørgen Hass, Denmark)
  • Oldest passenger Pauline Angleman, 110 from California (sharply followed by youngster Edith Green, 108, from Bournemouth)

Starting a chapter in your community

Getting started with a Cycling Without Age chapter is an amazing experience. Nothing beats witnessing the joy of the elderly, pilots and personnel interact on and around the trishaw and seeing the smiles of passengers coming back from their first ride with wind in their hair, rosy cheeks and full of stories. We love to experience the movement of Cycling Without Age spreading all over the world and always welcome more to join.

We have launched a simple Affiliate model for communities, nursing homes, cities and individuals worldwide to become part of the movement.


Find and contact a chapter of Cycling Without Age near you

  • Coffee friends
  • Chapters with trishaws
  • New chapters fundraising for trishaws

How it all started in Copenhagen


The Grey Escape

Lean back and enjoy The Grey Escape, a half hour documentary about a life-changing 4-day journey in which twenty elderly people deliver trishaws from Denmark to Norway. Use it professionally, use it at your fundraisers, watch it with future passengers, rock up your community – or just watch it for your own pleasure.

Moving Generations, Singapore

Connecting the youth with seniors. Through the trishaw rides youth have opportunities to engage with seniors in an active setting, allowing them to have meaningful dialogues and learn about the past.

Amazing Humans, Scotland

“It’s living again”

Tove and Ole

Madame Wong

BBC South News in Brighton

Thorkild’s Ride Through Copenhagen

“Cycling is great. It’s actually a great way to see the world”, says Thorkild in this life-affirming, positive little film. Filmed and edited by Sanne Sandberg.

Ice-fishing in Östersund, Sweden

Simon Jaktlund from Östersund came up with this amazing idea: Bringing care home residents out on the frozen lake in a trishaw. In Swedish ice-fishing is called pimpelfiska.

Everyone A Changemaker

Great Big Story

Open for Business on BFM, Malaysia

Presented by: Richard Bradbury
Guests: Ole Kassow and Andrew Pang

Loneliness – World Economic Forum

City of Bikes

“The biggest problem for elderly people is that they don’t use their senses.

And there’re also the social stimuli we get exposed to when we bike. We get together when we bike across all social groups and different generations come together.”

Brief But Spectacular

“Listening to the story of an elderly person brings so much meaning to our own lives.”
A Brief But Spectacular take on the right to relate as it appeared on PBS Newshour in February 2023.

Working with the Sustainable Development Goals

Find out how Cycling Without Age works with the global goals for sustainable development.

Did you watch Cycling Without Age on PBS?

Find out how Cycling Without Age and food adventures go hand i hand on the PBS program “The Food Principle” with Jim Kane airing throughout the United States.