Cycling Without Age was started in Denmark 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. His answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents. Since then, Cycling Without Age has spread to 42 countries around the world.
In October 2016, Singapore became the first country in Asia to open a Cycling Without Age chapter. As a registered charity with IPC status, Cycling Without Age Singapore not only uses the trishaws as an intervention tool for socio-emotional well-being, but also runs other programs to engage and empower the seniors of Singapore to live out their best years yet!
Being the only social service agency that has provided seniors with recreational trishaw rides since 2017. The enjoyable rides through parks and places of interest such as Gardens by the Bay, bring a sense of freedom, social and emotional well-being to seniors who may often be homebound or less mobile. We have a total of 14 trishaws deployed around the island for seniors to be on for our rides. With 4 main service locations, Gardens By The Bay, PassionWave @ Marina Bay, Jurong Lake Gardens, Life Sprout @ Punggol, we hope to serve the seniors all around Singapore. We have over 1000 volunteers with a significant number aged 60 years old which demonstrates the empowerment of seniors serving seniors. We engaged over 24,000 seniors who got to experience CWAS programs, delivering more than 9000 happy hours to seniors and partnering with over 70 social service agencies and other partners.
We bring joy to seniors.
We engage our seniors in happy hours of community activities to reduce social isolation.
Behaving in a moral and ethically responsible manner towards all our beneficiaries and stakeholders.
Serving with a focus on dignity, empathy and care.
Performing every task joyfully and professionally.
CWAS Cycling Without Age Singapore 3 Years Plan
CWAS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS