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.

Our dream

We dream of creating a world together, in which the access to active citizenship creates happiness among our fellow elderly citizens by providing them with an opportunity to remain an active part of society and the local community.

We do that by giving them the right to wind in their hair, the right to experience the city and nature close up from the bicycle and by giving them an opportunity to tell their story in the environment where they have lived their lives.

That way we build bridges between generations and we reinforce trust, respect and the social glue in our society.”  
— Ole Kassow

Cycling Without Age Evaluation Report 2019

Exploring the Effects of the Cycling Without Age Program on Older Adults Living in Long-Term Care

Measuring the impact of loneliness in later life

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