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 in Singapore to use. 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 more than 50% who are aged 60 years old which demonstrates the empowerment of seniors serving seniors. We engaged almost 12,000 beneficiaries who get to experience CWAS programs, over 8000 happy hours delivered for beneficiaries and partnering with over 50 social service agencies and other partners.
Find out how it all began in Copenhagen!
To be a charity of innovation that inspires hope and makes a positive impact on the lives of seniors in Singapore.
We engage and empower seniors and enhance their emotional, social and physical well-being to enable them to live purposeful lives.
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.