Care Home Week 18: Cycling Without Age
The Cycling Without Age movement was kickstarted in Denmark by Ole Kassow in 2012. 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.
In 2016, Cycling Without Age came to Scotland, where it was piloted in the Falkirk area to great success. In the last two years more and more communities have become involved with the concept, which is a fantastic way for care homes to engage with their community. Below we hear from Ballifeary House in Inverness on the impact Cycling Without Age has had for their residents.