Duo bike for lonely elderly against social isolation

Many lonely elderly live with social isolation and with a growing group of elderly people, this will in all likelihood only increase. Fortunately, there are many people who work on decreasing social isolation of the elderly and there are various initiatives. An example of such an initiative is: duo cycling with elderly people.


Cause and effects of loneliness elderly

A lot of older adults feel lonely. The loneliness of elderly often starts by stopping work, but causes also include children leaving home, the loss of a partner and a limited social network. Loneliness or social isolation of the elderly is a growing problem and can have major consequences, especially for the elderly themselves. These include increasing the risk of Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, health problems and even premature death. But how can we help lonely elderly? Keep in touch, become a volunteer or start an initiative yourself. An example of such an initiative is duo cycling with the elderly. In recent years, many (lonely) elderly people have been on the road with this initiative, or still, regularly go out on the duo bike.

Help lonely elderly: Why a (duo) bike?

Cycling is healthy! You are active in the open air, and cycling strengthens the heart, lungs and resistance. By exercising, the brain stays younger, you stay mobile longer, and you produce happiness substances that make you feel better. Thus, cycling is a valuable activity to do with the lonely elderly people, and you take them out of their social isolation.

Lonely elderly against social isolation Fun2Go duo bike Van Raam
The duo bike Fun2Go from Van Raam

What is a duo bike?

You have probably seen them before: a bike where two people sit side by side. One user controls the bike, and both users can pedal. The users both have good visibility and can easily communicate with each other because of the sitting positions next to each other. Many elderly people are no longer able to cycle independently, but the duo bike offers new opportunities. The passenger is not required to pedal along. With the optional disengagement hub, you can decide how you cycle together: the co-pilot is obliged to cycle along the co-pilot cannot cycle along, or the co-pilot cycles along at his or her own pace. This makes the duo bike suitable for the elderly people who can both actively and inactive pedal and feel the wind in their hair.

Help lonely elderly duo bike Van Raam Fun2Go
The Fun2Go is available with many options

The Fun2Go duo bike from Van Raam

Van Raam is a manufacturer of unique special needs bikes. These are individual and multi-person bikes for people who can not (or no longer) cycle on a regular bike. The Fun2Go duo bike is one of the most popular bikes from Van Raam and is a bike with many features. For example, the duo bike is available with pedal assistance, which means that the cyclist(s) need less strength and effort and you can even cycle backwards with the assistance.

The duo bike has a lot of advantages. It not only promotes conducive loneliness among the elderly and is very cosy and healthy, but the Fun2Go also has many standard cycling benefits:

  • No step in, easy to take your seat

  • Very agile, duo bike can rotate around its axis

  • Multiple gears

  • Shopping basket

  • Parking brake

  • Stable and firm

  • Best tested

Read experiences of duo bikers; lonely elderly and activities

Still in doubt? Then read and look at the experiences of organizations, volunteers, family members and nevertheless the elderly themselves! Many others have already made a bike ride on the duo bike. For example, the organization Fietsmaatjes has been working for years to combat loneliness among the elderly, and even Dutch King Willem-Alexander has participated as a cycling buddy on the duo bike Fun2Go.

Fun2Go side by side bike

"Together with my father, who is almost 90 years old, I made a beautiful bike ride with the side-by-side tandem through the area where he lives and has always worked. The Fun2Go is a great bike."

Ap Dieker - Didam

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Fun2Go side by side bike

"Unfortunately, Jetske's mother is no longer able to cycle independently, which is why Jetske thought it would be a good idea to go on a side-by-side tandem ride with her mother and daughter. "

Mrs. Jetske - Overijssel

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Fun2Go side by side bike

"My name is Rob Richmond. I am 80 years old and I live together with my wife Marian. When cycling became more difficult, we were looking for an alternative. Now we cycle together on the Fun2Go."

Rob en Marian Richmond - Soest

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Fun2Go (electric) duo bike experience?

Would you like to experience the Fun2Go duo bike for yourself? Plan a meeting in our showroom in Varsseveld or make a test ride at one of our dealers. Read more about making and planning a test ride via the button below.

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You can put together the Fun2Go duo bike yourself using the online bike configurator. Assemble the bike in 5 easy steps, and all selected options and prices are immediately visible in a handy overview.

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