Cycling Without Age
Cycling Without Age is a wonderful program, invented in Denmark, that links people who love riding with people who have limited personal mobility. When the program first started in Denmark, Ole Kassow, the founder, just started offering elderly people an informal ride around their local area and it quickly gained momentum from there. It brought so much joy to the elderly that it snowballed :). Ole says: We are all heading on the same path that our grandparents were on. It is an inevitable journey of life. Cycling Without Age reminds us of that relationship with our elders and is based on five guiding principles.
The Cycling Without Age program is spreading around the world. In Australia, a chapter has been formed in Melbourne. Dementia Friendly Snu and Bicycle Network Tasmania members Just and Nicole Berkhout have brought a "cycling taxi" to Hobart for us to try out for a short period (one week) in December!
As a special public "come and try" event, on December 5, in conjuction with the Dutch Society and aged care residents from Manor Gardens in Kingston and residents from Snug Village, Nicole and Just will be inviting people to come on a ride in their "taxi-bike" around Dru Point, Margate and to feel the wind in their hair :).
Another highlight of the day is that the co-founder of Cycling Without Age, Dorthe Pedersen, will be here from Denmark.
You can RSVP (below) your intention to come along, either as a rider or a passenger.
- December 05, 2015 at 10:00am - 2pm
Dru Point Bicentennial Park
Margate, Tasmania 7054
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- Nicole Sanderson · · 0401998822