Uli with his Easy Rider tricycle in the snow
Tips for cycling in cold weather and snow
Are you planning a bike ride on your Van Raam bike soon? We will give you some tips that can help you during a bike ride in the cold and/or snow.
Get dressed well and warmly
Make sure you're wearing enough layers of clothing. A basic layer of clothing should be able to absorb your sweat. Choose comfortable but warm (sports) clothing.
Make sure your bike is well maintained
Before you set off, think about the condition of your bike. We'll give you '10 tips for the maintenance of a (special needs) bike' so you can make sure your bike is in top condition and you can significantly reduce the risk of accidents.
Make sure you are clearly visible
It gets dark faster in the winter, it can also be foggy or snowy. It is important to be clearly visible. Provide good lighting and distinctive clothing. Read our tips in the article '10 tips for cycling in the dark
Always be careful when you go on the road with your (special needs) bike. It is sometimes difficult to assess whether it is slippery or not, try not to panic. Don't take unnecessary risks and take other road users into account.
Plan your ride in advance
It is very important to plan your cycling trip in advance. What is the weather forecast? Be prepared for longer travel times and a changed route.
Make sure your battery is properly charged
When it gets colder in the autumn and winter months, the batteries of e-bikes need more attention. We'll give you tips on how to get the most out of your Van Raam electric bike in the colder months of the year.