Riding With Olivia is Lower Hutt’s Chapter Of Cycling Without Age

Our Guiding Principles

Our Danish parent charity, Cycling Without Age, is founded on a well-established set of Guiding Principles, and Riding with Olivia is fully committed to the vision and values of these principles :

  • Generosity :
    Riding with Olivia is based on generosity and kindness.  It starts with the obvious act of taking one or two elderly people out on a bike ride.  It is a simple act that everyone can do.
  • Slowness :
    Slowness allows you to sense the environment, be present in the moment, and it allows people you meet along the way to be curious and gain knowledge about Riding with Olivia because you make time to stop and talk.
  • Storytelling :
    Elderly people have so many stories that will be forgotten if we do not reach out and listen to them.  We tell stories and we listen to stories on the bike. 
  • Relationships :
    Riding with Olivia is about creating a multitude of new relationships: between generations, among the elderly, between pilots and passengers, nursing home employees and family members.  Relationships build trust, happiness, and quality of life.
  • Without Age :
    Life unfolds at all ages, young and old, and can be thrilling, fun, sad, beautiful, and meaningful. Riding with Olivia is about letting people age in a positive context