Cycling Without Age are helping bring the feeling of fresh air on the face to those with little mobility, with their Trishaws for Parramatta.
With its history in Denmark, Cycling Without Age now operates in 29 countries with over 2000 trishaws and more than 12000 volunteer pilots. Trishaws are modified e-bikes that allow a pilot to ride with two passengers.
For participants, Cycling Without Age is not just about a bike ride. It’s also an opportunity to build a bridge between generations, exchange stories and start new friendships.
In early November, The Danish Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Tom Nørring hosted a function to raise funds for the Cycling Without Age movement in Australia.
Left to right: Ambassador Tom Nørring, Nick Stehr HLS, Ole Kassow CWA, Mark Paterson Bunzl, Meagan Lawson COTA NSW.
There are programs in Murwillumbah, Newcastle, Western Australia and Melbourne. Similarly, Parramatta wants to join the fold.
Parramatta Rotary will operate the Trishaws for Parramatta program. However, they are in need of funding. Ultimately, they are hoping to raise $20,000 to help buy the trishaw, find somewhere to store it and train new pilots.
“Social isolation is a real issue in aged care facilities and Cycling Without Age can help fill that void. They are building communities through bike riding,” commented Alistair Ferguson, Bicycle NSW CEO.
Donations can be made here to help fund a bike for Parramatta. We encourage more programs, like this one, to be opened across Australia as they are benefits for all involved.