Rockingham: Cycling Without Age connecting elderly with the outdoors

Sorrento Trishaw Pilot Alanagh Godderidge with elderly couple Clodagh and Alan Tolley.
Sorrento Trishaw Pilot Alanagh Godderidge with elderly couple Clodagh and Alan Tolley.

DANISH founder of Cycling Without Age Dorthe Pedersen will visit Rockingham this week to help connect elderly people with the community and outdoors.

Cycling Without Age is an international not-for-profit organisation that allows elderly people to experience an outdoor ride on trishaw e-bikes, piloted by volunteer cyclists.

The City of Rockingham and interested stakeholders will meet with Ms Pedersen at the Autumn Centre in Rockingham on Thursday at 2.30pm.

They will discuss how seniors in the Rockingham community may benefit from this initiative.

Ms Pedersen will talk through her ideas about active citizenship and how Cycling Without Age provides for elderly people.

The program would encourage aging in a positive context, using cycling as a means to bridge generations.

Cycling Without Age is already established in Australia, with chapters in NSW, Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria.

Four trishaws are now operating in Perth for the benefit of seniors in Bull Creek, Melville, Sorrento and Cottesloe.