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Cycling Without Age

Nothing beats the feel of the sun on your face or the breeze in your hair and rosy cheeks and seeing the happy smiling faces of people on and around the trishaw. Both the people who ride in the trishaw and the pilots get so much from their interactions.

The vision

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

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