Who we are
We are a voluntary community group based in Trafford, England who are part of the global initiative Cycling Without Age. Founded in Copenhagen in 2012, Cycling Without Age brings generations closer together by sharing experiences by bike and is now in over 1000 Care Homes in 30 countries worldwide. The specially designed Trishaws allows local volunteers to visit local care and senior citizen facilities around the community and offer residents an opportunity to be a passenger on the Trishaw.
I first heard about Cycling Without Age while watching Pride of Britain Awards, this galvanised me to pair my love of volunteering and cycling. Since November 2017, I have worked with another affiliated member, Kate Elliott, to recruit volunteer colleagues to help us spread the word. We are raising funds to buy a tri-shaw which will be used to take elderly local residents and other isolated people out in our local community.
Douglas Mawson, Kate Elliott and Haylea Rudge,
Why is this important?
Too often when our senior citizens become confined to their own homes or reside in Care Homes, they lack the freedom to get outdoors and explore the world around them. This project allows them to do just that, engage with passers by, take in the fresh air and environment, and generally feel like part of society again.
How can we make this happen?
This project is entirely (literally and subjectively) driven by the volunteers who donate their time to Cycling Without Age. In order for them to be able to do this, we need to have a Trishaw which is the absolute fundamental principle behind the project.
We cycle slowly, we share our stories and we build relationships across generations. Bringing all this together helps to make society as a whole better and more resilient.
Picture taken at Copenhagen pride 2017
How you can help
Please Consider donating to our project. Together we can start improving the lives of local people in Trafford. You will be helping so many elderly and isolated people get out and about. Togethor we can build many new relationships within our community.
Alongside raising the funding for our trishaws we also seek volunteer pilots, helpers and businesses who can help spread awareness of our exciting project. Together we can make a difference.
Our ability to deliver the rewards is reliant on raising £7000, we will not be able to deliver rewards or begin helping elderly people feel wind through their hair until the Tri-shaw is bought.