John's Story - Cycling Without Age in Australia

By Cycling Without Age Australia

Campaign Completed on
02-07-2019

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Cycling Without Age connects the elderly and those less-abled with their community and the outdoors by giving them FREE rides on trishaw ebikes piloted by volunteer cyclists.

Help us provide more rides to people like John.

John loves travelling. After retiring as a Police Officer, he and his wife drove around Australia three times… over 176,000 Kms! But at 83 the years have finally caught up with him. He can no longer drive and spends most of his time in his caravan.

To get the ride that we did, and see what we did today was worth waiting 83 years for! … I’d have done it earlier if I knew it was around!

That trip was out of this world! It was really terrific. To be able to just sit there and go along. The water and the river on one side, all the beautiful homes on the other side … what we saw today is hard to see in a motorcar. Because of my age I don’t walk too much … you don’t see these things when you sit in a car, and that was… that was unreal today. Unreal.”

It IS an unreal experience. Nothing beats witnessing the joy of the elderly, pilots, carers, family members and volunteers interact on and around the trishaw and seeing the smiles of passengers coming back from their first ride with wind in their hair, full of smiles and stories.

Cycling Without Age is an international not-for-profit movement that wants to have more trishaws here in Australia, so seniors like John can enjoy "the right to wind in their hair."

Support us with your donation today. Fundraising efforts will help buy the trishaws and cover expenses associated with their operation.

Help us make that happen with your tax deductible donation today - in time for the end of the financial year!

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Team Members

Cycling Without Age Australia

Alanagh Godderidge

Jacquie Heron

Jennifer Paterson

Karen O Connor

Tim Mcgrath

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