Clara Clark a Cycling Without Age pilot with passengers Charles Mollan , left, and John O’Keefe taking a spin in their local park in Blackrock Co. Dublin. Photograph Moya Nolan
We begin the journey, and the story of Cycling Without Age, in Ireland: the first rickshaw arrived in Blackrock, Dublin in March 2017, just in time for the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Since then, we have been demonstrating it to nursing homes and sponsors and spreading the word, with great response. Clara & Charles will continue to promote and explain the CWA concept until we get people to take up this brilliant initiative.
Cycling Without Age Dublin has won a place (one of 15 places) on Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Academy,
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland supports social entrepreneurs through our Academy for Social Entrepreneurs and Awards Programme, which provides direct support to high-potential emerging social entrepreneurs.
Starting a chapter in your local community
If you would like to start a chapter of Cycling Without Age in your city, we would be delighted to help you get started.
Getting started with a Cycling Without Age chapter is an amazing experience. Nothing beats witnessing the joy of the elderly, pilots and personnel interact on and around the trishaw and seeing the smiles of passengers coming back from their first ride with wind in their hair, rosy cheeks and full of stories. We love to experience the movement of Cycling Without Age spreading all over the world and always welcome more to join.
We have launched an affiliate model for communities, nursing homes and cities worldwide to become part of the movement. Proceed to the affiliate page or if you have any questions, write us an email. We already have a wealth of experience in working with nursing home staff and management, city councils, other volunteer organizations, cyclists federations as well as great ideas of how to get the initiative off the ground and locals excited about it.
Oldies But Goodies On Your Ride
At this time we have chapters
in the following Irish communities:
Clara Clark and Charles Mollan
Clonakillty, Co. Cork
Dublin City University, Dublin