The Right To Wind In Your Hair

Welcome to the Cycling Without Age Ireland website.  CWA Ireland is a registered charity, Charity No. 22698. We also have an open Facebook Group, Cycling Without Age – Ireland, Cycling Without Age – Ireland

For other countries please go to http://cyclingwithoutage.org

For trishaw warranties and spare part enquiries: Please email Oliver at support@copenhagencycles.com 

For Trishaws:

All CWA trishaws are purchased though Copenhagen Cycles, www.copenhagencycles.com, a social enterprise that helps to fund CWA.  Details, prices, and specifications are all on that website. We recommend the TRIO model for Ireland, as it is sturdy and solid.

Twitter: @age_cycling

 

Operating Instructions for your Trio Bike trishaw: https://cyclingwithoutage.ie/the-pilot/ 

These short videos will demonstrate how to correctly operate your trishaw.    Note: If your Trio bike is a 500w model, then you use the throttle (and not the up-down buttons) to increase speed/power.

Pilot-Training: for pilot training information, please contact Clara Clark, Clara@cyclingwithoutage.ie

Dublin City Council pilot

 

 

Powered by Volunteers!: Volunteers are the mainstay and the power behind Cycling Without Age. Our volunteer pilots give freely and generously of their time and energy to keep the wheels of CWA moving. We are hugely grateful to all our brilliant volunteers.

 

 

Clara Clark, Cycling Without Age Ireland Founder and pilot, with passengers Charles Mollan (left) and John O’Keeffe 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 trishaw 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 care homes and sponsors and spreading the word, with great response. Clara & Charles will continue to promote and explain the CWA concept as we get people to take up this brilliant initiative.

Cycling Without Age Dublin won an award from the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Academy in 2017!

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland supports social entrepreneurs through their Academy for Social Entrepreneurs and Awards Programme, which provides direct support to high-potential emerging social entrepreneurs. CWA Dublin are delighted to have received one of three awards for the Academy 2017 programme.

Want to start in Ireland?

Contact Clara Clark 

CWA Ireland is a registered Irish Charity, CHY NO. 20206032.

 

These residents from Sybil Hill Sacred Heart Residence nursing home in Raheny, Dublin are being taken on afternoon trips on a trishaw around their local area

Starting a Chapter in your local community

If you would like to start a chapter of Cycling Without Age in your city or area, 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 older or mobility-impaired people, the volunteer pilots, and onlookers interact on and around the CWA trishaw and seeing the smiles of passengers coming back from their first ride with the 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.

Powered by Volunteers: the CWA movement is literally, powered by volunteers. All our volunteer pilots give freely and generously of their time and energy to keep us moving. An amazing spirit of giving and sharing in our communities.

We have 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 have experience in working with nursing home staff and management, city councils, other volunteer organisations, cyclists federations as well as great ideas of how to get the initiative off the ground and locals excited about it.

 

  • Coffee friends
  • New chapters fundraising for trishaws
CWA Ireland Summer 2022 Update: The Bike Hub in Dun Laoghaire, www.theBikeHub.ie  
in partnership with CWA, DLR Council and Sports Partnership released this video in July 2022 on our services to the community:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldzMMXF31gc

DLR Inclusive Bike Scheme – TESTIMONIALS.mp4

 

Find out how it started in Copenhagen