Cycling on a tricycle for adults

If you have experience with cycling on a normal bicycle, you should take into account that a tricycle cycles totally different.

Small children or small adults who have never cycled before find it easy to cycle on a tricycle, Whereas adults have to get used to the other way of cycling.  On the Van Raam website you can find specific features listed per type tricycle. We advise you to experience which type of tricycle suits you best. If you are testing or if you have purchased a tricycle bike we recommend the following tips to take into consideration.  
  • Make sure the bicycle is on parking brake so it can not move forward or backwards.
  • Make sure the saddle, the handlebar and the seat are properly adjusted so you can control all the relevant parts of the bicycle (think of the brakes and gears).
  • Sit in a relaxed position on the saddle or seat, put your feet on the pedals and look in front of you, not at the steering wheel.
  • Try to forget the fear of falling, you can’t fall because you have got three wheels.
  • Put the gear in it’s lowest position and preferably do not use the electric pedal support initially.
  • Make sure you know how to brake and keep your hands near the brake.
  • Start on a flat terrain with little hills or bumps in a quiet area.
  • Do not think about your balance and do not lean into the curve with your body or legs. Keep the knees together as much as possible and sit upright.
  • Keep your feet on the pedals as much as possible as you brake or come to a halt. The three wheels will keep you balanced.
  • Start taking a large turn at minimum speed and accelerate slowly.
  • Brake regularly and keep your feet on the pedals.
  • Brake regularly and keep your feet on the pedals.
  • Don’t cycle for too long the first time, give yourself the time to process the experiences.
  • Don’t be ashamed if you experience some difficulty, almost everybody has this.
  • Step off when you are at your place of destination and put the tricycle on parking brake.
  • If you are walking with the bike you can injure your legs on the rear fenders.

If you decide to purchase a tricycle, please read the instructions properly and comply the maintenance requirements.

A tricycle has to do with other power relations than a normal bike. Readjustment of the spokes, chain and gear on time, will certainly increase the life span of your bicycle and gives you more cycling- pleasure
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