The Right To Wind In Your Hair

Welcome to Cycling Without Age United Kingdom.
Find more resources on our international website: cyclingwithoutage.org.uk
And In Scotland: cyclingwithoutage.scot and Ireland: cyclingwithoutage.ie.

About Cycling Without Age United Kingdom

We are part of ‘Cycling Without Age’ a non-profit global initiative, founded in Copenhagen in 2012. England has a growing number of local chapters, many of which came about through the power of social media sharing. Each local chapter is run by volunteers with our guiding principles of generosity, slowness, storytelling, relationships and without age.

 Find out how it all started in Copenhagen


Our volunteer pilots take local elders and care homes residents out on ‘trishaw’ cycle rides to feel the wind in their hair. We bring generations closer together using special trishaws (three-wheel cycles with a passenger cab out front). They have electrical power assist, so no need to be super-sporty to be a volunteer cycle pilot. Our rides are comfortable, fun and free. They enable people to experience the city and nature close-up from the bicycle. There’s opportunity to regain social connection and for people to tell their story in the environment where they have lived their lives. Our work builds bridges between generations and reinforces trust, respect and the social glue of our society. Our cycle pilots and passengers alike enjoy the physical and emotional well-being benefits. The joy of riding in the trishaw cab stimulates spirits to fly and stories to flow!

CYCLING WITHOUT AGE FACTS

As of March 2019

  • Invented in 2012 in Copenhagen
  • Represented in 42 countries worldwide
  • 1,643 chapter locations
  • 2,200 trishaws
  • 29,270 trained cycle pilots
  • 114,000 people served
  • Oldest pilot is 90 (Jørgen Hass, Denmark) and oldest passenger 107 (Madam Yeo Iu, Singapore)
  • Our trishaws cycle 2.8 million km a year or 70 times around the world

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  • Chapters with trishaws
  • New chapters fundraising for trishaws