The Right To Wind In Your Hair

Welcome to Cycling Without Age Australia (CWAA). Find more resources on our international website: cyclingwithoutage.org.

We are all heading on the same path that our grandparents were on. It is an inevitable journey of life. Cycling Without Age reminds us of that relationship with our elders and on our five guiding principles that we abide by.

It starts with the simple act of generosity. Give our time to them when they gave us their care and time. There are a lot of stories to be shared through storytelling from our elders, but also from us. They want to listen to us too and through this bridge we form relationships. We take our time, and the act of cycling slowly helps us take in the experience and appreciate it. Without age is the principle of how life does not end at a given age, but instead we can embrace what each generation has to offer through something as simple as cycling.

Find out how it all started in Copenhagen

Nicholai is 29. Valborg is 97. Every Friday, they take a bike ride around town

Six young Danish men helping the elderly in Australia

Six young Danish men have dedicated their gap year to helping the elderly in Australia feel the wind in their hair.It's part of an effort to spread the word about a movement that started in Denmark, called 'Cycling Without Age'.

Publicado por WIN News Canberra em Quarta-feira, 27 de setembro de 2017

CYCLING WITHOUT AGE FACTS

  • Established in 2012 in Copenhagen
  • Represented in 37 countries worldwide
  • 450+ chapters
  • 1,500+ trishaws
  • 10,000+ trained cycle pilots
  • Over 50,000 elderly people have been on rides
  • Oldest pilot is 89 and oldest passenger 106
  • Our trishaws cycle 2.2 million km a year or 53 times around the world
  • Coffee friends
  • Chapters with trishaws
  • New chapters fundraising for trishaws

Starting a chapter in your local community

If you would like to start a chapter of Cycling Without Age in your city, we would be delighted to help you get started.

We have launched a simple, royalty-free license model for communities worldwide to become part of the movement. Proceed to the license page or if you have any questions, write us an email at start@cyclingwithoutage.org. 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 about it.

Meet Fraser from Scotland

Watch the BBC video that went viral.

Aged care residents go cycling in a Trishaw

A global cycling movement that started in Denmark has arrived in Hobart.
Cyclists use a special electric motor powered rickshaw style trishaw to take residents from aged care homes on bike rides.

Listen to the whole interview below.