Cycling with a wheelchair user

For people who are in a wheelchair, it is not obvious to go out on a bicycle. At Van Raam we have two different models of wheelchair bicycles, with which wheelchair users can also make a bicycle ride. More and more institutions, organizations, and residential groups have a wheelchair bicycle. You can read their stories and experiences about their wheelchair bicycle in this article.


Electric wheelchair bikes by Van Raam

Opair wheelchair bike and VeloPlus wheelchair transport bike

  1. With the OPair wheelchair bike the wheelchair user takes place in front of the bicycle in a special seat that is mounted on the bicycle.
  2. With the VeloPlus wheelchair transport bike, the wheelchair user remains in his or her own wheelchair and he/she can be driven onto the platform in his wheelchair and secured.

Both the person in the front in the wheelchair and the driver of the bicycle have good visibility and can enjoy the bike ride. The wheelchair bicycles have various options such as a divisible frame, belts or a mirror. The wheelchair bicycles are also available as an electric bicycle and can be supplied in any RAL color.

That the OPair wheelchair bike and VeloPlus wheelchair transport bike are popular is evident from the many messages that appear on the internet. Read the stories below and the user experiences of children, residents, clients, caregivers and counselors from different institutions and organizations who can enjoy cycling again because of the special wheelchair bikes from Van Raam.

User experiences wheelchair bikes

At Van Raam we really value the experiences of our end users. View the user experiences below and read the experiences of wheelchair users with the OPair wheelchair bike and the VeloPlus wheelchair transport bike, but also with the drivers of the wheelchair bike.

OPair wheelchair bike

"Grandparents of young Jack, who is non ambulatory, purchased an OPair for Jack's birthday. What a great gift!"

Family of Jack - America

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All OPair wheelchair bike experiences

OPair wheelchair bike

"We had a fantastic cycling holiday with a 98-year-old and the OPair in Norfolk. Beautiful quiet lanes and courteous drivers. We also used the OPair to take a friend to a medical appointment."

Jess Lee - Ruislip

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All OPair wheelchair bike experiences

OPair wheelchair bike

"Cycling eight hundred kilometers with a wheelchair bike without pedal support. That sounds like a challenge. A challenge that Richard Hernández accepted together with his disabled son Andrés."

Richard Hernández - Buenavista (Spain)

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All OPair wheelchair bike experiences

OPair wheelchair bike

"My wife and I have been enjoying the OPair 2 wheelchair bike for several years. Thank you for making such great products!!"

Chris Pritzkow - Bad Kösen (DE)

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All OPair wheelchair bike experiences

OPair wheelchair bike

"We have an OPair wheelchair bicycle in combination with an special buggy seat (Stingray, R82). Thank you for this combination! This allows us to cycle again!"

Marielle Klomp - Nieuwleusen

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All OPair wheelchair bike experiences

OPair wheelchair bike

"Unfortunately, we had to cancel our holiday because my wife broke her ankle. Fortunately, we were able to rent an OPair wheelchair bike and this alternative was a way to soften it."

Bart Dinkelman - Nationaal Park de Hoge Veluwe

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All OPair wheelchair bike experiences

VeloPlus wheelchair bike

"Last Sunday we made our 'maiden voyage' with 20 degrees Celsius !!! We hope that we can enjoy this beautiful cargo bike from Van Raam throughout the summer."

Toon Lepoutre & Joyce Leeftink - Winterswijk

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All VeloPlus wheelchair bike experiences

VeloPlus wheelchair bike

"We had our delivery recently and we have a cool sister too who has learnt to take her sister for a ride! Here is Erin taking her big sister Lois for a ride!"

Claire Huntingdon - Wakefield

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All VeloPlus wheelchair bike experiences

VeloPlus wheelchair bike

"We now have the VeloPlus wheelchair transport bike for a year. It is really an incredibly nice bike! We are very happy with it and really use it a lot."

Jolanda Rutten - Zeeland (the Netherlands)

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All VeloPlus wheelchair bike experiences

VeloPlus wheelchair bike

"I am a happy entrepreneur from company Jimlog in Porvoo, a taxi service company with a wheelchair bike at our disposal. I just wanted to thank you for the 'superbike' you developed. "

Jimmy Gustafson - Porvoo (Finland)

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All VeloPlus wheelchair bike experiences

Wheelchair bicycle for people with multiple disabilities

In Nieuw Buitenzorg, 9 homes in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands, people with severe multiple disabilities live in a unique location. They are looked after by a team of supervisors. The foundation 'Stichting Vrienden van Nieuw Buitenzorg' provides that little bit extra that the government does not finance. They have sponsored money so that a wheelchair bicycle could be purchased for the residents, who can now enjoy the wind blowing through their hair while cycling.

You can find the following text at the photo below:

"I really enjoy cycling with the wheelchair bike. What a freedom and our residents really enjoy it. Lian feels the wind blow through her hair and mentions the birds and ducks. While we are chatting we cycle through the polder. Teun doesn't find the cows scary at all. He even dares to touch them. What a great job I have."

cycling with a wheelchair user
wheelchair bikes made by manufacturer of special needs bikes Van Raam

Van Raam bike for a wheelchair user

Van Raam has two wheelchair bicycles in its range. These are the OPair wheelchair bicycle and the VeloPlus wheelchair transport bicycle. With the OPair it is possible to transport someone in a wheelchair. There is an adjustable seat on the OPair. With the detachable frame, the seat can be easily detached from the bicycle section, so that it can function as a wheelchair on location.

With the VeloPlus, someone can be transported in his / her own wheelchair. The wheelchair can be driven on the tilting platform and then secured, so that the wheelchair user is transported safely.

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Showroom at Van Raam - Manufacturer of special needs bikes

Making a test ride?

At Van Raam you can schedule a free consultation and test ride. Are you interested in one of our special needs bikes, such as a:

Do you want a free consultation with a technical advisor and a test drive on our new bike test track?
Then make an appointment in our showroom.

You can also contact one of our dealers if Varsseveld is too far away.

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