3. What is a common prejudice about your work?
„A prejudice about my job, that I actually enjoy, is that I just sit behind social media, surf the Internet and go on fun international trips where all we do is drink and party. I always fight that by telling people: you could have applied. There are other positions in this department, so go ahead and apply."
4. What is your most memorable Van Raam-moment?
„There are actually several, my main focus is to distinguish moments with end users, which often leave the biggest impresion. Once there was a volunteer who wanted to buy a bicycle from us with a fundraiser; he had cancer and would die very soon. The entire Research and Development team built a miniature bicycle. When I handed it to him, he said: "Thank god, no I can die," indicating how important the bicycle was to him in this case. But also on the rides I sometimes do privately with consumers, you hear how important the bicycle is.
The other moment I've really enjoyed are the pitches I've had the opportunity to do or the awards we've won, like the Smart People Award, the Koning Willem 1 award, where we and the team deliverd a really nice presentation.“
5. What is your favorite Van Raam bike?
„I have two favorite bikes at Van Raam. My personal preference is the Easy Sport because it steers so well, offers a comfortable seating position and is not really a standard bike for people with disabilities. I actually think the most fun bike for our target group is the Fun2Go, because it brings so much fun to a large group of people who would otherwise never be able to ride a bike."