Cycling Without Age Scotland - Falkirk

Charity registered in Scotland SC048128

Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 in Denmark by Ole Kassow and Dorthe Pederson. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back onto their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw. He started offering free rides to the local nursing home residents … and the rest is history!

Cycling Without Age Scotland now generates “miles of smiles” in every part of Scotland and its reach and impact are growing every day. It enriches and enhances lives, unlocks doors, enables older people to once again be an active part of their communities, once again to “feel the wind in their hair”, to rekindle old friendships and to make new ones and to rejoice in heart-warming stories. This is unparalleled access, which we also provide to disabled people.

Current opportunity

We now have a permanent base for the Tri-shaws in Bo'ness! The Bo’ness chapter of Cycling without Age Scotland are recruiting volunteer pilots to take the elderly and disabled for trips along the foreshore and around Bo’ness. You will get full training, and will require PVG disclosure. If you are interested in helping your community, please get in touch! More information can be found on our Facebook page - A Volunteer Trishaw Pilot is the cyclist who is responsible for all aspects of preparing for and conducting a ride, post-ride duties (e.g. required records) and promoting awareness of, encouraging support for and maintaining the reputation of Cycling Without Age Scotland. The decision as to whether a Co-Pilot is required on the ride should be based on the route assessment. The Pilot must complete the 5-stage training as detailed in the Trishaw and Pilot Handbook, which may be amended/updated from time to time and covers: 1. Getting to know the Trishaw 2. The Passenger’s Experience 3. Trial Runs 4. First Rides 5. Conducting route and risk assessments followed by a final assessment