Cycling Without Age Singapore
Nature of Business: Health and wellness
Areas of Impact: Improve health and wellbeing
Cycling Without Age Singaporehttp://Www.cyclingwithoutage.sg
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 and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents. He then got in touch with a civil society consultant from the City of Copenhagen, Dorthe Pedersen (now Cycling Without Age), who was intrigued by the idea and together they bought the first 5 trishaws and launched Cycling Without Age, which has now spread to all corners of Denmark, and since 2015 to another 28 countries around the world.It gives free trishaw rides to elderly, by collaborating with elderly and welfare organisations. Its aim is to have at least 50 trishaws in Singapore, so that all elderly will have access to a free ride and feel the wind in their hair again. It seeks to improve the well-being and reduce social isolation amongst the disadvantaged elderly.The company also offers a special CSR programme for corporates to both serve the elderly and to keep the employees in action!
Products & Services
Over the next years we aim to have 50 trishaws parked in different zones of singapore and is accessible to public, senior home or elderly centre to use. Clients will have to pay for the usage. A community bike sharing scheme is also offered to the public and corporations to use for health/recreation purposes and a "Pay -It-Forward" option is also offered, if they wish to pay for the disadvantaged elderly to have a free ride. Specifically:-- Community Bike Sharing where the public/individuals/tourists can rent the trishaw as a paying customer. They can use it for own recreation purpose, however, there is also an option for them to “Pay-it-Forward” i.e. to give free ride service to a disadvantaged elderly if they wish to do so.- Corporations/institutions/organisations for their employee welfare, team bonding, community service and/or educational purposes.