The fundamental principles of a Cycling Without Age service are:
Passengers must not be charged for services.
Rides should be available to all those in the general community who cannot ride themselves.
Pilots must be volunteers.
Services should be operated and managed by the community they serve.
All services must adhere to the guidelines and principles of Cycling Without Age and Cycling Without Age Australia.
Services should be operationally and financially sustainable over time.
New chapters should be supported.
All resources and assets should be efficiently utilised.
To enable safe, free and universal access to Cycling Without Age rides for people not able to ride themselves, anywhere in Australia.
To support and promote Cycling Without Age and its Affiliates throughout Australia through:
- Growth of Cycling Without Age in Australia
- Enabling Communities (to provide and operate their own services)
- Key Partnerships (with government and other community groups)
- Good Practice (to ensure safe, consistent and reliable services)
- Good Governance (to ensure effective use and fair access to resources)
- Financial Sustainability (to ensure long term operation of services)
To support each of our objectives:
- Encourage Growth of CWA in Australia
– More Trishaws giving more Rides to more Passengers ridden by more Pilots.
– Investigate more cost effective options for providing Trishaws.
– Provide more consistent messages for communication and awareness of services.
– Support enabling Affiliates and communities to develop and operate a Cycling Without Age service.
- Enabling Communities
– To ensure sustainability of CWA services and the CWAA organisation a mixture of grants, sponsorships and donation methods should be used.
– CWAA should assist Chapter Subcommittees in applying for grants, securing sponsors and providing donation technologies and crowdfunding platforms.
– CWAA should establish a Subcommittee for each Chapter and assist the Community Captain in seeking members to that Subcommittee.
– CWAA should offer Chapters a common system for Booking Rides.
- Key Partnerships
– CWAA should promote itself within Federal Government as the peak body for Cycling Without Age services in Australia by establishing some advocacy within Federal Government.
– Encourage more collaboration with other advocacy groups.
– Consider the appointment of a Patron.
- Good Practice
– Offer group insurance policies as an offering to Chapters (at cost).
– CWAA should appoint staff to the specified positions. These will initially be voluntary but with the expectation that paid positions will be available as and when funding allows.
– CWAA should provide programmes for assessment and training of Pilots. Pilots should be able to ride for any Chapter (following route assessment training).
– CWAA should provide police clearance for Pilots.
- Good Governance
– Execute the National Agreement with Cycling Without Age International.
– Have partners, industry bodies and government represented on the Management Committee.
– Register as a Fundraising body in all states and territories.
– Existing Cycling Without Age Affiliates (and trishaw owners) in Australia should be invited to become members of CWAA.
– CWAA should publish a list of current members and invite anyone not include to formally join the Association.
– Community Captains should be an Affiliate of Cycling Without Age International.
- Financial Sustainability
– To ensure sustainability of Cycling Without Age services and the CWAA organisation a mixture of grants, sponsorships and donation methods should be used.
– Secure national sponsor/partner/grant for funding CWAA operations.