Keeping fit and helping the community, Miles of Smiles! Compliance Manager, Ian Somers is on route to gaining his “pilots” license for the riding of the Oldmeldrum Chapter Trishaw.
Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 in Denmark by Ole Kassow and Dorthe Pederson. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back onto their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw. He started offering free rides to the local nursing home residents … and the rest is history!
Cycling Without Age Scotland now generates “miles of smiles” in every part of Scotland and its reach and impact are growing every day. It enriches and enhances lives, unlocks doors, enables older people to once again be an active part of their communities, once again to “feel the wind in their hair”, to rekindle old friendships and to make new ones and to rejoice in heart-warming stories. This is unparalleled access, which we also provide to disabled people.
Wide-spread recognition of our work includes that by the World Economic Forum which highlighted our innovative solution to loneliness.
Good Luck Ian from all at TRAC. In life, motivation is like a gear in the cycle. We get motivated, we work faster!