Cycling Without Age Facts & Stats
Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to local nursing home residents.
He then got in touch with a civil society consultant from the City of Copenhagen, Dorthe Pedersen, who was intrigued by the idea and together they bought five trishaws and launched Cycling Without Age, which has now spread to all corners of Denmark, and since 2015 to another 50 countries around the world.
As a global collective, teams and national chapters from around the world conduct interviews with residents, care home staff, families and volunteers to explore the reasons showing why the Cycling Without Age movement is so popular with all those involved. The reports attached make for positive case studies for our coastal programs.