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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CYCLING WITHOUT AGE FACTS
As of March 2020
- Invented in 2012 in Copenhagen
- Represented in 50 countries
- 2,200 chapter locations
- 3,000 trishaws
- 33,000 trained cycle pilots
- Over 1.5 million people served
- Oldest pilot is 90 (Jørgen Hass, Denmark) and oldest passengers (Madam Yeo Iu, Singapore, and Dagny Carlsson, Sweden, both 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
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”
Thorkild and Ole
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.