Cycling after a brain haemorrhage

Tim Hofman, host of "Je zal het maar hebben", a Dutch TV show whose translation literally means, "You would have it", takes a look into the lives of young people who have an illness or disability. In one of the episodes he visited Pieter Van Diepen (32 years old) who has had a brain haemorrhage. Because of the brain haemorrhage, Pieter has some disabilities, but he enjoys life and the things he can still do, such as cycling on the Van Raam tricycle Easy Sport.


Cycling after brain haemorrhage - TV Show

Recovery after a brain haemorrhage

Nothing is wrong with Pieter until the age of 26. But one day Pieter gets a throbbing headache at work and collapsed, he had a brain haemorrhage. After many surgeries and years of rehabilitation, Pieter is back on track. He will never be his old self, because he has several disabilities of the brain haemorrhage. Due to the damage on the right side of his skull, he has physical disabilities on the left side of his body. For example, he has no feeling in his left ankle, his left hand does not cooperate and he cannot move his left knee on his own. Pieter cannot walk more than 500 meters and standing still for more than half an hour is difficult. To keep his mobility, he uses a walking-stick or his tricycle.
 

Special needs bike after brain haemorrhage

The Easy Sport recumbent tricycle on which Pieter cycles is a trike with an ergonomic seat and a frame with suspension. What makes this bike different from traditional tricycle is the low seating position and the forward-facing pedal movement. Because the saddle is located between the wheels it is no problem to estimate the width of the tricycle. With the handlebar below, you have less pressure on the shoulders, neck, back and wrists.

Life after a brain haemorrhage

Pieter shows that despite a brain haemorrhage you can still enjoy life. For example, he likes to go to festivals, he does wheelchair hockey and he cycles on his tricycle.

In the video below you see Pieter and Tim Hofman enjoying cycling together with the Easy Sport tricycle. "Look what I have for you, a very nice bike, just like I have!" Pieter proudly tells Tim. Not much later they both cycle with the comfortable and sporty bike.

Van Raam Easy Sport recumbent trike

The Easy Sport is a tricycle for sporty people, who want to ride comfortably. This recumbent trike can be used for sports and / or recreation. The ergonomic seating, with adjustable seat height and the seat angle, ensure optimal support. The frame suspension guarantees extra comfort. With the handlebar below you have a cycling position that places hardly any burden on the back, neck, shoulders and wrists.

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