We are pleased to be supporting this project as it launches this summer in Bournemouth.
Please contact them for more information.
About Cycling Without Age England
We are part of ‘Cycling Without Age’ a non-profit global initiative, founded in Copenhagen in 2012. England has a growing number of local chapters, many of which came about through the power of social media sharing. Each local chapter is run by volunteers with our guiding principles of generosity, slowness, storytelling, relationships and without age.
Our volunteer pilots take local elders and care homes residents out on ‘trishaw’ cycle rides to feel the wind in their hair. We bring generations closer together using special trishaws (three-wheel cycles with a passenger cab out front). They have electrical power assist, so no need to be super-sporty to be a volunteer cycle pilot. Our rides are comfortable, fun and free. They enable people to experience the city and nature close-up from the bicycle. There’s opportunity to regain social connection and for people to tell their story in the environment where they have lived their lives. Our work builds bridges between generations and reinforces trust, respect and the social glue of our society. Our cycle pilots and passengers alike enjoy the physical and emotional well-being benefits. The joy of riding in the trishaw cab stimulates spirits to fly and stories to flow!
Last week we introduced you to 'Roger' and this week we have 'Trixie'. She is 81 and lives in warden assisted accommodation. There used to be a great community spirit there but since budget cuts there are less activities going on.
Trixie has family living locally but she can no longer go their house as they do not have a downstairs loo and she cannot manage stairs. As a result, she hardly sees them or hears from them. Trixie has multiple health issues.
Last year we were able to bless Trixie with a Christmas hamper from St. Clements Church Community but this year we are grateful that she has a befriender.
We urgently need more befrienders. Please help us to help more people like Trixie.