Each year we host the global competition “Road Worlds for Seniors”, having older adults all over the world competing with each other for the gold medal.
It is a competition, but most of all it is a great opportunity to focus on physical activity for older adults and people with dementia.
Stories from RW:
Road Worlds for Seniors history
Road Worlds for Seniors is a competition between older people and people with dementia in care homes, activity centers and adult day care centers across national borders.
We crown a male world champion, a female world champion and the best team. There is also a prize to the best support team in the world!
Road Worlds for Seniors was held for the first time in September 2017 when it was a part of the Public Health Campaign for the UCI Road World Championship in Bergen. Read more about the cooperation here.
The championship was a tremendous success, with 1150 participants from five countries!
Wearing specially made championship T-shirts, hats and buttons, the participants
cycled the impressive distance of 30,000 km in six weeks! The cyclists, staff, relatives and volunteers made a lot of festivities and had a lot of fun through it all.
In 2018, the number of participants more than doubled; 2,500 cyclist signed up for the competition - this time from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, United Kingdom and Canada. We are aiming for even more countries and 7,000 participants in 2019.
Eventually, we aim for the Road Worlds for Seniors to become the largest sporting event in the world In terms of number of participants.