Passionate bike riders in Avondale Heights and the surrounding areas are being called on to help with Melbourne’s newest Cycling Without Age chapter.
Invented in 2012 in Copenhagen, Cycling Without Age (CWA) gives elderly people and people with limited mobility the chance to experience the fun, fresh air and freedom of riding a bike.
Pedalling trishaws from Copenhagen, volunteer pilots take participants for free rides on paths around their local area.
The trishaw bikes have a two-person seat attached at the front. All chapters worldwide have developed pilot training based on principles made for the safety of both passenger and pilot.
Through bike rides, the program combats social isolation with the simple act of generosity, storytelling and building relationships within the community.
The grassroots program currently runs in 42 countries worldwide, with more than 1,643 chapter locations and 29,270 pilots. There are more than 50 Cycling Without Age chapters in Australia.
If you would like to volunteer for CWA Moonee Valley chapter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re interested in starting your own CWA chapter in Australia or would like to learn more about the global movement, please visit - https://cyclingwithoutage.org.au/