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Out of retirement: the care home seniors chasing global cycling glory

Featured in The Guardian, World. 2nd October 2020

Using static bikes and videos, residents compete for medals and are able to ‘travel’ to places old and new without leaving their chair.

Joy Small and Cathrine Myhr have never met, live in care homes 1,000 miles apart – but are challenging each other in a gripping sporting stand-off.

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A new spin on tackling the challenges of ageing

Featured in Health Tech World, 20 September 2020

Motitech, the Norwegian startup motivating older people and people with dementia to engage in physical activity, is holding a month-long global cycling championship for seniors.

The firm’s annual event, held in care homes across the globe, has added pertinence this year. Via Motiview, Motitech’s immersive video-based technology, participants are able to virtually travel and see the outside world at a time when most are unable to leave their accommodation or go outdoors for exercise.

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Warwickshire care home resident rides off with virtual cycling prize

Featured in The Care Home Environment. 8th October 2021

Motitech, the Norwegian startup behind the annual Road Worlds for Seniors global virtual cycling event, has announced a 99 year-old Warwickshire care home resident has won the title of UK male champion for 2021.

Ken Judd of Galanos House in Southam, Warwickshire cycled a distance of 2,348 miles – the second longest in the world.

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The 99-year-old cyclist who has won a world silver medal

Featured in BBC News online, 22 November 2021

Kenneth Judd may be 99-years-old, but he is a cycling tour de force.

The almost centenarian last month gained a silver medal in a global cycling competition that had more than 5,000 entrants.

To win second place Mr Judd pedalled 2,348 miles (3,779 km) over 26 days. That’s an average of more than 90 miles per 24 hours, a distance that many of us of a younger age couldn’t cycle in one day, let alone for another 25 in a row.

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