Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a ‘trishaw’ – a bicycle rickshaw taking two passengers as a time – and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents. From these beginnings, the movement is expanding across the globe every day – including Scotland in 2016, where the first Scottish chapter of Cycling Without Age was set up in Falkirk.
Listen to Margaret telling the team a bit more about the scheme – and the amazing and sometime unexpected results for participants – and an extract from Ole Kassow’s TED Talk, all at around 31’44 minutes in to May’s podcast.