The bicycle position
Many people think that cycling is not possible with shoulder problems. However, this does not always have to be the case. Some of the special needs bikes from Van Raam have a different seating position than the conventional two-wheel bike. At the conventional two-wheel bike, the driver is sitting above the pedals and is leaning with the arms on the handlebar. In this way, there is a lot of pressure on the arms, the shoulders, the neck and the joints. The place or places depends on the setting of the bicycle, such as the height of the pedals or the saddle. In addition to the settings of the bicycle, the purpose of the bike ride is also important: a cyclist who cycles recreational has set the bike differently than a racing cyclist. Because of this, both cyclists experience the pressure on different spots. The recreational cyclist has more pressure on the gluteal muscles than in the upper body, while the racing cyclist feels more pressure in the upper body due to the sitting position.