Cycling on a steady bike made by Van Raam

A steady bike is a good alternative to a regular bike with two wheels. Sometimes you can't ride a regular bike because it's too unsteady for you. A steady cycle provides a safe and pleasant way of cycling. Van Raam has several steady bicycles in its range, including single-person tricycles or low entry bicycles. But also multi-person bikes, such as wheelchair bikes and duo bikes. The Van Raam bicycles are suitable for men and women. Read more about stable bicycles and Van Raam's special needs bicycles here.

Cycling with stability

A steady bike is a sturdy, reliable bike on which a person can keep his or her balance well. This balance can be achieved, for example, by having three wheels, a low entry or a different sitting position. You often come across these characteristics with special needs bikes. Three wheels make sure that you don't fall over, because you don't have to keep your balance yourself. With a low entry bike you can easily get on and off and with the Van Raam low entry bike you can always get on the ground with both feet. A steady sitting position is often a low sitting position. Because your centre of gravity is low, you feel safe and secure.

Steady bikes and trikes by Van Raam

Stability and safety with a special needs bikes

A safe bicycle is very important, because with a bicycle you are a participant in traffic. For many people, participating in traffic with a special needs bicycle for the first time is an exciting moment. Despite the fact that other road users seem to take a lot of account of special needs bicycles in traffic, it is of course also important that you feel safe on an adapted bicycle. Make sure you practice enough with your special needs bike and choose the option to take a test ride before purchase. This way, you'll feel secure on your steady special needs bike.

If you are thinking about buying a tricycle, these articles can help you 'Cycling on a tricycle for adults' and 'Tricycle for adults'.

Steady bicycles from Van Raam for one person

Van Raam is manufacturer of special needs bikes and has over 35 years of experience in making these special bikes. These custom bikes have several unique riding characteristics, including stability. Van Raam's steady bikes are suitable for men and women. Van Raam has the following sturdy bicycles for one person in its range:

  • Tricycles: The tricycle provides stability and thus creates a feeling of safety while cycling.
  • Low entry bikes: A low entry makes it easy to get on and off the bike. In addition, this bike model has a uniquely developed frame so you can ride comfortably and also get on the ground with two feet without getting off.
  • Walking aid: The walking aid is suitable for people who have difficulty walking or have problems standing for long periods of time. Your body weight is carried by the saddle of the walking aid, this relieves your hips, knees and ankles.
Steady low entry bikes by Van Raam

Low entry bikes

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Steady walking aid by Van Raam

Walking aid

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Steady multi-person bikes from Van Raam

Van Raam's special needs multi-person bikes are suitable for enjoying cycling together. Van Raam's multi-person bicycles are often designed to cycle together with someone who is no longer able to do this independently, for example due to a disability. Most of Van Raam's multi-person bikes have three wheels and are therefore very steady. These stable multi-person bikes are available at Van Raam:

  • Wheelchair bikes: Van Raam's wheelchair or wheelchair transport bikes are used to transport someone in a wheelchair by bicycle.

  • Side-by-side tandem: The duo bike is a special tandem with three wheels. With this tandem you sit next to each other.

  • Threewheel tandem: A three-wheel tandem is a tandem tricycle. Because of the low entry level and stability, the tandems are often used with people who can no longer cycle independently.

  • Rickshaw bike: The rickshaw bike is meant for cycling together with adults and/or children who can no longer cycle independently. An accompanying person cycles with one or two people.

Steady wheelchair bikes by Van Raam

Wheelchair bikes

  • Wheelchair bike with seat: OPair

  • Wheelchair transport bike with tilting platform: VeloPlus

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Steady side-by-side tandem by Van Raam

Side-by-side tandems

  • Side-by-side three wheel tandem: Fun2Go

  • Side-by-side tandem trailer: FunTrain

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Steady three-wheel tandem by Van Raam

Three-wheel tandems

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Steady rickshaw bike by Van Raam

Rickshaw bike

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Van Raam pedal support

Steady (electric) bike with accessories

A Van Raam bicycle can be expanded with all kinds of options and accessories. With the online configurator it is possible to put together your own bike with options in a few easy steps. In the online configurator you will find all possible options and accessories. You can also find all options and accessories per bike on the price list on the product page of a bike of your choice.

The Van Raam steady bikes are also available as an electric bike with pedal support. The pedal support can help you if you don't have enough power yourself or if you want to cycle longer distances. Van Raam has developed its own pedal support system for and by Van Raam. The Silent System is a unique and award winning system and is characterized by its simple operation, the possibility to cycle backwards and the possibility to program the support individually. The Van Raam pedal support can be used in combination with the Van Raam E-Bike App.

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The Unique steady low entry bike for elderly
The Balance low entry bike is safe for the elderly

Steady bicycle for the elderly

A steady bike is especially important for older men and women. Older people fall faster and often have less stability. The victims of cycling accidents in traffic are often elderly as well. Of all people over 50 killed in traffic in 2018, 44 percent were involved as cyclists in a traffic accident. The bicycle therefore represented the greatest risk to road users aged 50 and older (source: CBS). Older cyclists on an electric bicycle are particularly at risk.
Many people fall when getting on and off the bicycle. Particularly when suddenly having to brake or unexpectedly having to get off the bicycle. The high starting speed of the motor and the unexpected switching on and off of the electric support also leads to accidents.

Van Raam has the ideal safe and steady bike for the elderly. The low entry bike Balance has a unique frame construction. With the Balance bike you can always get with both feet on the ground without getting off the saddle and still have an optimally stretched leg. Wrists, shoulders and neck are hardly burdened while cycling on the Balance. Because the centre of gravity is somewhat lower than on a regular two-wheeler bike, you are more steady and cycling is easy and comfortable.

Read more about this steady bike for seniors in the article: 'Safe (electric) bike for elderly'.

Steady bike for eldery

Customer experiences with a steady bike

Read here some customer experiences of people with a steady Van Raam bike.

Maxi tricycle

"Since my childhood I have been riding a Van Raam tricycle and I have been using the Maxi for a while now via the WMO (Social Support Act). Without my tricycle I would never have been able to cycle!"

Dominique van Steijn - Den Helder

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Easy Rider tricycle

"I have a bad trunk balance, bad balance and due to an injury my lower leg is amputated. After not cycling for years, I now ride my Easy Rider with a lot of pleasure."

Willy Wienholts - Dinxperlo

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Balance low step through bike

"My name is Eva Richards and I have a Van Raam Balance bike because of my quite severe osteoarthritis in both knees. This has stopped me from being able to ride a regular bike."

Eva Richards - South Wales (UK)

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VeloPlus wheelchair bike

"I am Kevin (14) and I live at home with my parents. I can't talk and I am wheelchair dependent. I love to go outside and cycle around on the VeloPlus wheelchair bike with my mom and dad."

Kevin van der Plas - Katwijk aan Zee

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Twinny Plus tandem

"Since April 2018 we are in possession of a Twinny Plus three-wheel tandem with divisable frame. We bought this bike so that we are able to cycle with our son Lucas."

Madelon Boots - De Hoef, Utrecht

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Fun2Go side by side bike

"At the residential care facility De Hogestraat in Aalten live people with intellectual disabilities. At this facility, the caregivers use the Fun2Go almost daily."

Healthcare organisation Estinea - Aalten

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