Clients and other interested people enjoy the film during the buddy bikes drive-in cinema (photo: Erik Hogeboom / RTV Noord)
Buddy bikes provide a different type of contact
Wolthers was a big fan and promoter of the use of the side-by-side tandem in healthcare. He was also very active as a volunteer and often rode together on a tandem with a client. During his training in Personal Counselor For Welfare Services at the Noorderpoortcollege, Wolthers focused specifically on the use of the multi-person bicycle in healthcare. With the buddy bike you sit next to each other, this way a supervisor can always keep an eye on the person with the disability, but in the meantime you can also have a nice chat.
The multi-person bicycle in which you sit next to each other is often used in healthcare, because the supervisor can have direct contact with his client. Clients also get exercise and are out in the open. 'It makes the world of clients a lot bigger. Clients often sit inside." , says Dennis Broekema.