Our mission is to build bridges between generations and help prevent loneliness: we provide elderly people with an opportunity to avoid social isolation and remain active in their community by taking them out on bike rides and allow them to feel the wind in their hair!
Comments from passengers
Just a few comments from our thousands of passengers, elderly and/or disabled of all ages, demonstrate the life-enhancing difference that is being made by our chapters, our volunteers, our supporters and Cycling Without Age Australia itself:
“It was lovely to travel down the trails again that we knew so well from our earlier bike riding days! Very enjoyable ride and good company”
“It is one of the best birthday presents. All the kids wishing me a happy birthday as we went past! What a great start to my day”
“I was born in 1931. My wife is 84 and takes me to this place so she has a break. I loved the bike”
“Get out of being stuck in a room. I used to come down here with my parents to swim at Pt Walter. It has changed a lot.”
“Can you take me to China….I want to keep going and not get out!”
“Definitely a 10 out of 10. I’m going to see if my Grandson can come and take me out another time as I thoroughly enjoyed it”
“Both passengers were non-English speaking, but we got a version of “Very Good” (as interpreted by Care Staff) as well as gorgeous smiles and thumbs up.
“That was terrific. I used to ride my bike always on dust roads in Merredin. I rode 3 miles to school and back each day and to see my friends. I loved it”
“Lovely ride with my husband. We have been married 70 years – I am very patient!”