Fietsen Alle Jaren is the Dutch name for Cycling Without Age, which was started in Copenhagen in 2012 by Ole Kassow. In Danish it’s called “Cykling Uden Alder”
Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.
He then got in touch with a civil society consultant from the City of Copenhagen, Dorthe Pedersen, who was intrigued by the idea and together they bought five trishaws and launched Cycling Without Age, which has now spread to all corners of Denmark, and since 2015 to another 40 countries around the world.
The first ‘Fietsen Alle Jaren’ chapter in The Netherlands started in April 2015 and was initiatied by Boi Huisman. De Groningen chapter started in 2017. Fietsen Alle Jaren / Cycling Without Age is supported by the Dutch Cyclists’Union.