Call to help take Leeds elderly on cycle rides

Community groups are being urged to launch a Cycling Without Age scheme.
Community groups are being urged to launch a Cycling Without Age scheme.
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Community groups in Leeds are being urged to launch schemes to help take elderly people on cycle rides.

Cycling Without Age, a charity, and crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder have announced a partnership to help support, fund and launch more Cycling Without Age chapters across the UK.

The charity, which offers elderly people cycle rides on specially designed trishaws to reduce isolation in the community, is calling out for those interested in launching their own chapters in the UK.

Projects are invited to start fundraising via Crowdfunder.co.uk which facilitates the fundraising of community projects by inviting the local community to pledge cash.

Simon Walker, head of campaigns at Crowdfunder.co.uk said: “We are delighted to be working with Cycling Without Age to help new chapters launch across the UK. Crowdfunder projects are rooted in driving social impact in the UK and Cycling Without Age does that in spades.

“We look forward to welcoming more communities needing bikes onto Crowdfunder.”

The two organisations teamed up after a Cycling Without Age campaign in Falkirk, Scotland, raised £43,000 to cover the initial costs of the chapter through Crowdfunder.co.uk.

By recognising crowdfunding as a way of accessing the finance required for a backlog of Cycling Without Age projects that need funding, the partnership was born.

For more information visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/cycling_without_age​.

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