It's simple: a group of volunteers from Oporto want to ride with elderly people around the city on adapted bicycles. And to do that, they need you.
We are a group of Rotarians full of desire to bring to Portugal a project that already makes happy people in more than 30 countries. It's called Cycling Without Age and what it does is to allow the elderly to ride in extraordinary vehicles: Danish bicycles that carry a rider and two elderly people, with electric motor and lift access platform. They even bring a warm blanket to keep your legs warm and a weatherproof cover for rainy days. We are fortunate to have many friends in carehomes and day centers just waiting to ride with us, eager to tell us their stories and feel the wind in their hair. To buy this bike so special we need 5000€. With this money we know that we will do more than just pedaling: we will be adding to the lives of these people movement - a dimension that aging has taken away from them. We will allow them to feel more integrated, let them know that they are still part of a community, part of their city.
With a tour we will be saying that we like them, that we respect them, that they belong.
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