Cycling Without Age is a not-for-profit charity that provides a community service by connecting elderly people and those less-abled with their community and the outdoors by giving them free rides on trishaw ebikes, piloted by volunteer cyclists.
On this website, you can learn more about how to become a part of our team in Australia, whether it be as an Affiliate organising a local Chapter, a pilot (riding the bike) or an organisation operating your own Cycling Without Age trishaw.
John loves travelling and has driven around Australia three times… over 176,000 Kms! But at 83 the years have finally caught up with him, and he has trouble getting around. He enjoyed a ride in the trishaw with his daughter:
“To get the ride that we did, and see what we did today was worth waiting 83 years for! … I’d have done it earlier if I knew it was around!
That trip was out of this world! It was really terrific. To be able to just sit there and go along. The water and the river on one side, all the beautiful homes on the other side … what we saw today is hard to see in a motorcar. Because of my age I don’t walk too much … you don’t see these things when you sit in a car, and that was… that was unreal today. Unreal.”
Nothing beats witnessing the joy of the elderly, pilots, carers, family members and volunteers interact on and around the trishaw and seeing the smiles of passengers coming back from their first ride with wind in their hair, full of smiles and stories.
Cycling Without Age rides are at no cost to passengers and ridden by volunteer pilots so we need your help to operate. You can support Cycling Without Age in Australia with a tax deductible donation today!
Fundraising efforts will help buy the trishaws and cover expenses associated with their operation.
Cycling Without Age Australian Summit
November 1-3 2019
Save These Dates…
- Thursday 31st October – Welcome Reception (evening)
- Friday 1st November – Conference
- Saturday 2nd November – Workshop for AU Affiliates
- Sunday 3rd November – Various events
New Cycling Without Age trishaw gives Sydney seniors an uplifting ride
August 1st 2019
Cycling Without Age helps residents of all ages keep active and engaged in the community. A new trishaw has been added to the Sydney fleet thanks to a grant from the City of Sydney and Woollahra Council.
Local bike group BIKEast trains volunteer riders to use the battery-assisted trishaws.
“The program gets residents into the outdoors for contact with people who are active. We have wonderful conversations and exchange stories – it’s just wonderful for both the passengers and the pilot riders,” said Adrian Boss, Cycling Without Age coordinator from BIKEast.
Cycling Without Age acknowledged in NSW Parliament
August 6th 2019
“Cycling Without Age is a wonderful initiative that sees volunteer cyclists take elderly citizens for bike rides in specially built bikes 🚴🚴♀️
This is great way to not only provide elderly Australians with opportunities to remain active but also provides great social connections.” – Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill in the NSW Parliament
CYCLING WITHOUT AGE FACTS
- Established in 2012 in Copenhagen
- First trishaws in Australia in 2016
- Cycling Without Age Australia incorporated as a registered charity in 2019
- Represented in 42 countries worldwide
- 1,200 chapters
- 2,000+ trishaws
- 12,000+ trained cycle pilots
- Over 60,000 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