Bid to bring Cycling Without Age to York

Volunteers hope to bring the Cycling Without Age initiative to York.
Volunteers hope to bring the Cycling Without Age initiative to York.

THE Cycling Without Age movement is pedalling into York.

The initiative involves volunteers taking elderly people for bike rides.

Rob Pampling is head of the fundraising drive to get trishaw trikes to the town after borrowing one to give locals a test ride.

“I am in discussion with the Shire of York regarding infrastructure and possible bike routes for these rides,” he said.

Rob Pampling and Liz Christmas and another passenger (name withheld) on a test ride.

“There’s still quite a few things to figure out, like where to store them for easy access and ongoing maintenance.”

Ole Kassow started the initiative in Denmark in 2012 by offering free trishaw rides to nursing home residents to help them get back into cycling.

It has since expanded to more than 40 countries.

For more information join the ‘Trike for York’ Facebook group, call Rob on 0419 171 960 or visit www.cyclingwithoutage.org.au.