Cycling after a stroke

It is important to keep active after a stroke. This helps prevent new strokes and contributes to recovery. It may be that you have suffered (permanent) damage after a stroke. Van Raam's adapted bicycles can ensure that you remain mobile after a stroke.

Riding an adapted Van Raam bicycle after a stroke

Exercising after a stroke

For the best possible recovery after a stroke, it is important to keep exercising. You can think of walking, cycling, but also small household chores. Try to keep doing things yourself as much as possible. By regular exercise you also reduce the risk of a new stroke and you get less tired. (Source: Hersenstichting - Brain Foundation)

Riding an adapted bicycle after a stroke

The consequences after a stroke vary from person to person. Persons can suffer both physical and mental damage. Because of this, cycling on a regular bike may suddenly not be possible anymore. Van Raam's bicycles may offer a solution after a stroke.
Note: Whether it is possible for someone to cycle after a stroke varies from person to person! Consult with your doctor/physician about the possibilities.

Adapted bikes for stroke patients - 1 person

Van Raam has several types of bicycles in its range for people who want to continue riding their bike independently after a stroke. These are the:

  • Tricycles
  • Low step through bikes
  • Walking aid
cycling after a stroke on a adapted van raam tricycle for 1 person

Riding a tricycle after a stroke

Tricycles offer extra support and stability while cycling. Van Raam has various tricycles in its range:

  1. Traditional tricycle: two wheels behind one wheel in front, high seating position.

  2. Low step through tricycle: with both feet on the ground.

  3. Tricycle with two wheels in front and one rear wheel.

  4. Comfortable tricycle: met zitting, lage instap en lagere zitpositie.  

  5. Electric scooter bike: can also be used without pedaling.

Read more about our tricycles in the article 'Tricycle for adults'.

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cycling after a stroke on the van raam balance low step through bike

Balance low step through bike

The Balance low step trough bike is a bike with two wheels. The unique frame gives you a low sitting position, allowing you to put both feet on the ground. This means that you do not have to get off the saddle and you can still cycle with your legs optimally stretched out. The center of gravity is lower on this bike, which makes cycling extra easy and comfortable. The Balance has a unique ergonomic seating position which relieves wrists, shoulders and the neck.

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van raam city walking aid for after stroke

Walking aid after a stroke

The City walking aid can provide a solution for people who do not want a walker, but still need help with walking. The body weight is carried by the saddle, which relieves your back, hips, knees and ankles. Getting on is easy and safe because of the low step trough and the handbrake which fixes the walking aid when getting on. 

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Adapted bikes for stroke patients - 2 persons

When cycling independently is no longer possible, it may still be possible to cycle together. Van Raam has several bicycles that can be used by 2 persons. This ranges from wheelchair bikes, transport bikes, tandems to side-by-side tandems. Read more in the article 'Two person bike'.

Van Raam wheelchair bikes for cycling after stroke

Wheelchair bikes

Van Raam has two wheelchair bicycles: the VeloPlus wheelchair transport bicycle and the OPair wheelchair bicycle.

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van raam transport bikes for cycling after a stroke

Transport bikes

Van Raam also has the Chat rickshaw bike in its range. In this bike, 2 people can be transported at the front.

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van raam tandems for cycling after stroke


Van Raam has different types of tandems. Both for children and adults, and tandems with 2 or 3 wheels.

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van raam side-by-side tandems for cycling after a stroke

Side-by-side tandems

The Fun2Go is a side-by-side tandem with three wheels where you sit next to each other. It is expandable with the FunTrain.

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What is a stroke?

A stroke is a collective term for a TIA, cerebral infarction and cerebral hemorrhage. In a TIA, a blood vessel is closed off for a short time by a clot. In a cerebral infarction, the clot remains stuck in a blood vessel. In a cerebral hemorrhage, a blood vessel in the brain ruptures open.
Tip: Also read the article 'Cycling after a brain haemorrhage'.
After a stroke, people can suffer permanent damage to the brain. The consequences are different for each person. Possible consequences of a stroke are:

  • (Unilateral) paralysis in the body or face
  • (Unilateral) numbness or tingling
  • Problems speaking or finding words
  • Eye problems
  • Fatigue
  • Hypersensitivity to stimuli
  • Difficulty with planning
  • Anxiety and mood swings
 (Source: Hersenstichting - Brain Foundation)

Customer experiences

Are you curious how other people, who have had a stroke, experience a Van Raam bicycle? Read below some customer experiences.

Easy Rider tricycle

"I am Jan Brouwer, 73 years old and love cycling on my Easy Rider tricycle bike. Read more about my reason for purchasing and experiences with the Easy Rider here."

Jan Brouwer - Witmarsum

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Balance low step through bike

"I haven't cycled for years due to several reasons. I tried out different bikes without succes, but finally stumbled upon the Balance low step ebike and I knew for sure: this will be my bike!"

Joke Sonke - Hoogerheide

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Easy Rider tricycle

"I had a stroke in Januari 2019 and as a result, a left-sided paralysis. In this customer experience I will tell more about my background and experiences with the Easy Rider 2 tricycle."

Bjorn-Eddy Andersen - Norway

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More info

Would you like to know more about riding a bike after a stroke on a Van Raam bicycle, or would you like to know something else? Then get in touch with us. We are happy to help you!