The Right To Wind In Your Hair

Welcome to Cycling Without Age New Zealand (CWANZ). For more resources go to our international website:

We are all heading on the same path that our grandparents were on. It is an inevitable journey of life. Cycling Without Age reminds us of that relationship with our elders and on our five guiding principles that we abide by.

It starts with the simple act of generosity. Give our time to them when they gave us their care and time. There are a lot of stories to be shared through storytelling from our elders, but also from us. They want to listen to us too and through this bridge we form relationships. We take our time, and the act of cycling slowly helps us take in the experience and appreciate it. Without age is the principle of how life does not end at a given age, but instead we can embrace what each generation has to offer through something as simple as cycling.

The Grey Escape

Lean back and enjoy The Grey Escape, a half-hour documentary about a life-changing 4-day journey in which twenty elderly people deliver trishaws from Denmark to Norway. Use it professionally, use it at your fundraisers, watch it with future passengers, rock up your community – or just watch it for your own pleasure.

The elderly get wind in their hair. The cycling pilots get daily exercise.

Nicholai is 29. Valborg is 97. Every Friday, they take a bike ride around town.

The Falkirk student bringing joy to care home residents

  • Coffee friends
  • Chapters with trishaws
  • New chapters fundraising for trishaws


Bike sales


Starting a chapter in your local community

If you would like to start a chapter of Cycling Without Age in your city, we would be delighted to help you get started.

Getting started with a Cycling Without Age chapter is an amazing experience. Nothing beats witnessing the joy of the elderly, pilots and personnel interact on and around the trishaw and seeing the smiles of passengers coming back from their first ride with wind in their hair, rosy cheeks and full of stories. We love to experience the movement of Cycling Without Age spreading all over the world and always welcome more to join.

We have launched a simple Affiliate model for communities, nursing homes, cities and individuals worldwide to become part of the movement. Proceed to the Affiliate page or if you have any questions, write us an email at We already have a wealth of experience in working with nursing home staff and management, city councils, other volunteer organizations, cyclists federations as well as great ideas of how to get the initiative off the ground and locals excited about it.

How it all started in Copenhagen



  • Established in 2012 in Copenhagen
  • Represented in 37 countries worldwide
  • 450+ chapters
  • 1,500+ trishaws
  • 10,000+ trained cycle pilots
  • Over 50,000 elderly people have been on rides
  • Oldest pilot is 89 and oldest passenger 106
  • Our trishaws cycle 2.2 million km a year or 53 times around the world