Herman de Grijf with his Easy Rider tricycle (photo: Facebook page 'Opa de Grijff')
100 years old and still doing everything on a bike
Herman de Grijff turned a hundred-years-old on Wednesday, April 8. He had wanted to have a big party, but because of the coronavirus this was unfortunately not possible. His son Martin came with the idea to create a Facebook page, on this page people could and can congratulate Herman with this special birthday. His son prints all these congratulations and Herman can read them with his magnifying glass. On his birthday the mayor did go on a window visit, it was also decorated outside and people could leave a letter.
Herman still feels good and lives on his own. He has been using a walker since the end of 2019, but he doesn't have a problem with cycling. Herman told the AD: "I fell on the square at the end of October last year and broke the head of my right hip. Since then I have to use a walker. While cycling it doesn't bother me, then I go like a rocket. Herman cycles daily and still does everything on his bike.