Welcome to the world of Cycling Without Age

Coronavirus Policy

Cycling Without Age is following the situation very carefully. Our beneficiaries, older adults, are vulnerable people for whom the consequences of contracting coronavirus is potentially severe.

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As of March 2021

  • Invented in 2012 in Copenhagen
  • Represented in 51 countries
  • 2,500 chapter locations
  • 3,500 trishaws
  • 35,000 trained cycle pilots
  • Over 1.9 million people served
  • Oldest pilot is 90 (Jørgen Hass, Denmark) and oldest passengers (Gerda Mathiasen, Dragør/Denmark, Madam Yeo Iu, Singapore, and Dagny Carlsson, Sweden, all 107)

Starting a chapter in your local 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. We already have a wealth of experience in working with nursing home staff and management, city councils, other volunteer organizations, cyclists federations as well as great ideas of how to get the initiative off the ground and locals excited.


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.”

Working with the Sustainable Development Goals

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

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