Cycling Without Age was started in Copenhagen in 2012 and is now spread across cities in 50 countries, including Portsmouth.
We dream of creating a world together where access to active citizenship creates happiness among our fellow elderly citizens. It’s easily done by providing them opportunities to remain an active part of society and the local community.
We do this by giving them the chance to feel the wind in their hair. The chance to experience the city and nature close up from a bicycle whilst offering an opportunity to tell their story in the environment where they have lived their lives.
We build bridges between generations and we reinforce trust, respect, and the social glue in our society.
Guiding Principles of Cycling Without Age:
Generosity – it’s a simple act of generosity and kindness to take older or less-abled people out on a bike ride
Slowness – we take time to be present, to experience the environment, speaking with people as we go
Storytelling – older adults have so many stories, and sharing them whilst cycling around is a joy
Relationships – creating relationships between generations gives us all happiness and a great quality of life
Without Age – allowing people to age the way they want, positively and with opportunities and interactions within their own communities