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We have experience with riding the trishaw on the streets and parks of Singapore and cities across the world. What we notice is that the health benefits from getting outside and enjoying the sun and fresh air improves the health of the passenger and pilot. Passengers have often experienced a decrease in medicine consumption, they are more hungry, sleep better and seem more happy than before the rides. The risk many people worry about is whether traffic in Singapore allows safely for trishaws. We believe so, however it is a subjective issue that each pilot and passenger must decide for themselves.
To our knowledge, riding a trishaw does not require any sort of license in Singapore. The minimum age in Singapore for riding an e-bike like this is 16. Our trishaw is made in accordance with EU Standard EN 15194, which is what the LTA has stated as the norm for e-bikes according to the rules set from 1st of February 2016. The trishaw weighs more than the 20 kg stated by the LTA as maximum weight, in fact it weighs 60 kg. We are in contact with the LTA to discuss the approval of such a model given that it carries two passengers.
According to LTA rules, e-bikes may only be used on the roads of Singapore, we do have experience from the park connector system, where we turn off the battery.
If you have experience riding a bicycle in Singapore, we are sure you will agree with us that when you cycle, it feels cooler than walking because you get a wonderful breeze. One of our principles is riding slowly, which means you take your time, this is less exhausting and you are less over heated at the end of the ride as someone who has raced on their bike to get from A to B as quickly as possible. We ride the trishaw at any time of the day with great pleasure, also at noon. 50 years ago more people used to cycle in Singapore, on trishaws too.
The trishaw has a portable rain cover as well as a water proof blanket for the passengers. The pilot will get wet.
Anyone over the age of 16 who has been trained.
The distance covered should be an assessment between the passenger and the pilot. Things to consider are: the battery will last depending of how much it is used (speed, weight, incline, time) approximately 30 km. If the tyre punctures, the pilot will have to either find a mechanic close by, bring spare equipment or push it back.
The trishaw has an electric option that the pilot is trained to use. The system is “Pedal Assist Sensor” that applies power as you ride, if the pilot choses actively to do so. The power level can be varied from none to low to high through the controller on the handlebars. Power is cut when you stop pedalling or your speed reaches 25km/h.
The pilot can ride the trishaw back home without the electric option, or push it. The battery is charged from a regular plug and it takes a couple of hours to fully charge.
We prefer to ride the trishaw to the destination, we don’t rely on vans for several reasons. One being the cost of renting one, but more importantly, we want to promote cycling and we love to ride the trishaw, we prefer being outdoors, even when it’s hot and even if it’s a long ride. Also riding the trishaw on the roads of Singapore is the best possible way to get attention to what we do.
We park the trishaw the best possible place we can find. Many people are worried about theft. It’s the only of its kind in Singapore and stealing it would attract a lot of unwanted attention to a thief.
The trishaw brings back a lot of memories of the trishaw culture in Singapore that many people remember with joy and nostalgia. Sometimes our faces hurt from smiling so much and we often stop to chat with curious people who want to know more. This is one of the best parts of Cycling Without Age, the pilot and passenger get to interact with members of their community. It’s also another reason why we prefer to transport the trishaw on the roads and not in a van, this kind of spontaneous interaction is addictive.
Right now in Singapore, neither the trishaw nor the passenger and pilot are insured. If you would like to give us insurance, please get in touch.
“I declare that I consent to the terms and conditions of the participation as stated below. I am participating in the Cycling Without Age event out of my own free will and at my own risk. I acknowledge that this event has its potential risks (including traffic conditions and other situational causes) but I assume all the responsibility. I will obey all the Singapore traffic laws and safety requirements for this event. I agree that Cycling Without Age nor any parties involved would be held responsible for any damage to or loss of property, injury or death arising from the participation in this event.
I am at least 16 years of age.
We are working with St. Lukes Eldercare as well as the Salvation Army, both have multiple centers across Singapore. We have also worked with Red Hat IT company and Lumenlab for corporate events.
Passengers two together or one alone can weigh up to 150 kg, this is excluding the pilot.
We are very open to any kind of partnerships that benefit the elderly community. One way is to sponsor a trishaw and have your logo on it. You could contribute by lending your employees’ time to us, for them to ride elderly people during office hours. If you own a café, you could invite our pilots and passengers for a free coffee when they are on their rides. If you have options for storing, maintaining, or transporting the trishaw, that would also be extremely helpful. We would love to hear from you.
If you wish, we would like to come and make a presentation for you and your colleagues or friends. If you don’t have the time for that, you can google Cycling Without Age and see our stories on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Another great way to learn more about what we do is by watching this video by the person who started Cycling Without Age: https://www.youtube.com/
The trishaw has components from different companies, but it was built and gathered in Denmark and is made in accordance with EU Standard EN 15194. The trishaw has components from different companies. It was built and gathered in Denmark and is made in accordance with EU Standard EN 15194. It is a very high quality trishaw made specifically for this purpose.
We are working on building our not for profit, which means meeting with possible sponsors, eldercare centers, legal experts and politicians, this takes time. Our dream is to have a trishaw in each HDB estate. Want to give us another trishaw? please donate.
We love the Singapore trishaws and we see them as related to what we do, we are always very friendly with the trishaw uncles we meet. This trishaw was made specifically for riding with elderly passengers, so for instance the entry point is lower than usual, it is an e-bike so the pilot can interact with the passengers, it also has the pilot seated close to the passengers so they can better hear what each other are saying.
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