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Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow and Dorthe Pederson. 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 the local nursing home residents.
And the rest is history! The movement is expanding across the globe every day and we are delighted to have brought it to Scotland in 2016.
Communities Along The Carron Association (CATCA) launched the first Scottish chapter in Falkirk, with plans afoot for more care homes within Falkirk and further afield getting involved in the coming months.
Are you interested in hearing more about this project or bringing it to your community? Get in touch with a member of our team now to register your interest!
We are a voluntary community group started in 2010 from desire of local people to improve their local river and its associated 16 communities. Seven years later we’ve led to over £1.5 million being brought into the local area, transforming the local area through physical transformation, community engagement and education. With this wealth of experience, we are delighted to now be leading on the rollout of Cycling Without Age in Scotland.
Starting a chapter in your local community
If you would like to start a chapter of Cycling Without Age in your community in Scotland, we would be delighted to help you get started.
Getting started with a Cycling Without Age chapter is an amazing experience. Nothing beats witnessing the joy of the elderly, pilots and personnel interact on and around the trishaw and seeing the smiles of passengers coming back from their first ride with wind in their hair, rosy cheeks and full of stories. We love to experience the movement of Cycling Without Age spreading all over the world and always welcome more to join.
We have launched a simple Affiliate model for communities, nursing homes, cities and individuals worldwide to become part of the movement. Proceed to the Affiliate page or if you have any questions, write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01324 467272. We already have a wealth of experience in working with nursing home staff and management, city councils, other volunteer organisations, cyclists federations as well as great ideas of how to get the initiative off the ground and locals excited about it
Meet one of our volunteers from Scotland
Watch the BBC video that went viral.
- Coffee friends
- Chapters with trishaws
- New chapters fundraising for trishaws