The Right to Feel the Wind in Your Hair
What we do.
We are a group of volunteers committed to supporting a higher quality of life for older and less mobile people by offering them the opportunity to get outside and to feel the wind in their hair. We work with a number of care homes in Sheffield taking out their residents each week.
We use electric motor assisted “tri-bikes” which have room for two passengers. We usually visit one of the beautiful local parks. Cycling in parks provides opportunities to touch flowers, feel the wind in your hair, laugh at ducks, chat with other park visitors and find unexpected sculptures. We enjoy the seasons, from low winter sunshine and tree silhouettes to the summer scent of roses. Each ride takes up to an hour. We carefully plan our link route to the park, keeping to back roads and cycle paths as far as possible.
All our volunteer “pilots” are fully trained in using the tri-bikes, Rhubarb and Ginger, and are confident to ride safely at all times. We are fully insured.
We do not charge for this service as all costs are covered by generous donations.
We are part of a global movement! There are over 1200 cities and towns around the world where Cycling Without Age groups take older people out on jaunts.
- New RecruitsWelcome to our most recent cohort of pilot trainees – Chris, Liz, Pip, Henry, Alex, Maggie, Olga and Nathan. Wishing you happy piloting.
- Our new pilot recruitment animationTake a look at our new recruitment animation here. It was produced by students at Nottingham Trent University as part of their project work. Many thanks to them.
- Ginger and friends in Lowedges!￼We’ve now had our second tribike, Ginger, up in Lowedges for just over three months so it seems a good time to tell you how we’re getting on. We are committed to a partnership approach here. WeContinue reading “Ginger and friends in Lowedges!￼”
- Up and running in LowEdgesGinger will be installed in her regular garage this week, ready for trips in the LowEdges/Greenhill area. We are excited about making new friends in the area.
- Back in businessYes, we’re back. We’ve ridden our first ride with residents from Grange Crescent Care Home. Watch out for regular trips from now on.