Cycling Without Age Chichester

by Cycling Without Age Chichester in Chichester, England, United Kingdom

Cycling Without Age Chichester

Total raised £418

raised so far



Please help us get our first volunteer-powered Trishaw, to get elderly Chichester residents out to feel the wind in their hair by bike!

by Cycling Without Age Chichester in Chichester, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 28th August 2020 we'd raised £418 with 10 supporters in 49 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

What's this all about?

Everyone knows someone elderly and everyone can appreciate how isolating old age can become, regardless of the current pandemic situation. 

Cycling Without Age Chichester plans to help relieve this isolation and bring some fresh air and happiness back into the lives of many of our family, friends, neighbours, and the community in general. 

A "trishaw" is a specially built bicycle to allow 2 passengers to be piloted by a volunteer around their local community. The passengers are safely transported around the local area, passing the local sights and places of interest, and into nature to help them reconnect with their local community that they may feel they have lost touch with. Rides are slow and allow for stops to chat with passers-by; they can vary in length and route depending on the situation. Nothing like a good nosey around to see what's happening! 

We are looking to raise funds to purchase our first trishaw to allow us to bring this project to life in Chichester. 

What are the benefits?

The benefits of this project are three-fold: 

1) To bring happiness to the passengers. The elderly and isolated may often not leave their residence for days on end and the chance to get out and see the town, breathe the fresh air, enjoy the local nature and chat to others out and about can give enormous benefits for both physical and mental health. 

2) To allow local residents to volunteer to give back to their local community (as little or often as they wish). Often residents wish to volunteer to support others (as evidenced by the recent overwhelming response to call for NHS Volunteer Responders), but are unsure how. This project is a simple way to get involved - it's as easy as riding a bike! 

3) The connections that this project will give all those involved - the passengers, the pilots, the organisers and the community. These connections, however small, are immeasurable in their value - they can be a simple smile, to the planting of a seed of something bigger. 

What is Cycling Without Age?

Cycling Without Age is a global initiative established in Denmark in 2012. Since then, the movement has grown to over 2,200 locations in 50 countries around the world. There are already very successful chapters across the UK (locally in Weymouth, Southampton, Portsmouth and Brighton), but not yet one in Chichester! Please see for more background information and plenty of inspiring stories and videos. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been and still is an enormous challenge for everyone, but if anything, it has brought to the forefront of people's minds how much more we can do as a community to support those often locked out of sight. Please support this project to prove that good things can come from even the most bleakest of situations. 

Who is behind this project?

A new cycling organisation called BrightRide will handle the delivery of the project.  We are supported by Chichester Community Development Trust, ChiCycle, Friends of Centurion Way, the Chichester & District Cycle Forum amongst others.


This project offered rewards

£20 or more

Donate a ride!

Rides are free for elderly residents but by pledging £20, you will receive a priority boarding voucher to donate to a parent, grandparent, friend or neighbour for them to take a ride. (NB this reward is dependant on us achieving our target and purchasing a trishaw.)

£50 or more

Pilot Experience

As a voluntary group, there is no charge to be trained as a pilot, but if you donate £50, we will organise priority training for you to pilot the bike and take out any passengers of your choice for a ride. (NB this reward is dependant on us achieving our target and purchasing a trishaw.)

£1,000 or more

Official Sponsor w/Trishaw Advertising

As a local business, you can show your support for Cycling Without Age by having your logo displayed on the trishaw and mentioned in social media, website and press releases for one year. Limited to 5 local businesses. (NB this reward is dependant on us achieving our target and purchasing a trishaw.)

£7,000 or more

Whole Trishaw

Pay for the whole trishaw and you can have your name and branding exclusively on it to show your support for the Chichester community as well as the knowledge that you will be changing the lives of a huge amount of Chichester residents for the better. Email [email protected] for more information.

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