Fresh Fitness is hoping this year to raise as much as possible for Cycling Without Age and needs your support to do it.
The distance we are hoping to cover is a total of: 839 miles on the spinning bikes from: 6:00am - 9:00pm. This is the Distance from: Land’s End to John O’ Groats!
We are part of ‘Cycling Without Age’ a non-profit global initiative, founded in Copenhagen in 2012. England has a growing number of local chapters, many of which came about through the power of social media sharing. Each local chapter is run by volunteers with our guiding principles of generosity, slowness, storytelling, relationships and without age.
Our volunteer pilots take local elders and care homes residents out on ‘trishaw’ cycle rides to feel the wind in their hair. We bring generations closer together using special trishaws (three-wheel cycles with a passenger cab out front). They have electrical power assist, so no need to be super-sporty to be a volunteer cycle pilot. Our rides are comfortable, fun and free. They enable people to experience the city and nature close-up from the bicycle. There’s opportunity to regain social connection and for people to tell their story in the environment where they have lived their lives. Our work builds bridges between generations and reinforces trust, respect and the social glue of our society. Our cycle pilots and passengers alike enjoy the physical and emotional well-being benefits. The joy of riding in the trishaw cab stimulates spirits to fly and stories to flow!
I first saw Cycling Without Age on breakfast television and was so impressed by the message and the method that I decided it is just what we need here in Skegness. We have a high population of elderly people, a wonderfully flat landscape and of course the sea!
In October 2017 I became an affiliated member of this exciting scheme. I have recruited volunteer colleagues to help me to spread the word and we are raising funds to buy two or three trishaws.
We have so far raised enough funds to purchase our first trishaw and we are having a launch party on March 23rd at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Skegness. Funds have been raised by a Spinathon, coffee mornings, sponsorship and donations from the generous people of Skegness.
We are looking to raise money for our second and third trishaws so that not only is an outing even more sociable, but also we can take the trishaws to some of the smaller outlying communities and involve them in the project too. I.e. give people in care homes which might be more rural the same chance to experience the wind through their hair.
Alongside raising the funding for our trishaws we are also seeking volunteer pilots, helpers, passengers as well as admin assistance and businesses to spread awareness of our exciting project. Together we can make a difference and build new relationships within our community
We are always looking for people to help ride our trishaw cycles. All of our trishaws are electricly power assisted so you don't need to be super-sporty to become a volunteer cycle pilot! Why not download our appicaton form today and help brighten someones day!
For general enquiries and further information please call Sarah on: 07704 275670 or complete the form below and we will respond as soon as possible.