Cycling without Age, reached their one year birthday this weekend and our very own Alex Koupland attended the gathering. Alex has been keeping track of their finances and helping them save time.
Who are Cycling without Age?
Our volunteer cycle pilots take local elder care homes residents out on cycle rides to feel the wind in their hair! Most rarely have the chance to enjoy an outdoor adventure otherwise. Our special ‘Trishaws’ (three-wheel cycles with a passenger cab up front) enable passengers to experience the city and nature close-up and chat with passers-by. Cycle pilots and passengers enjoy the physical and mental well-being benefits. We have a 50/50 split of male and female cycle pilots and the bikes have some electrical power assist. Our principles are generosity, slow cycling, storytelling, relationships and community. 75% of our passengers are living with dementia. Rides are comfortable, fun, fully insured and free to passengers.