Hundred-year-old man cycles on Van Raam Easy Rider tricycle

The hundred-year-old Herman de Grijff regularly cycles on his Easy Rider tricycle through Zutphen, a city in the Netherlands. He still does everything on his bike and if the weather permits he likes to get on his tricycle for an hour. At the beginning of April Herman turned 100 years old, making him probably one of the few hundred year olds who still cycle so much with his Easy Rider. Read more about Herman and the Easy Rider tricycle here.

Hundred-year-old man cycles on Van Raam tricycle Easy Rider
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.

Cycling to keep your mobility and stay in shape

10 years ago, when Herman turned 90, he got the Van Raam Easy Rider tricycle for his birthday. He makes bike rides with his tricycle regularly. Son Martin told Contact Bronckhorst Zutphen-Warnsveld: "The bike helps him to keep his mobility and stay in shape. Up the dike, along the floodplains, up the Voorsterklei. His life motto is: "It's nice to be out and about."

Read also about Herman in the 'User experience Easy Rider tricycle - Herman de Grijff'.

"The bike helps him to keep his mobility and stay in shape."

Video: Herman tells about his hundredth birthday

The AD filmed at home with Herman. In this video you see Herman and his son Martin tell about his birthday (in Dutch). You can also see a picture of Herman and his Easy Rider tricycle in this video.

Comfortable adult tricycle Van Raam

The Easy Rider tricycle

The Easy Rider is a tricycle for adults. This tricycle with unique riding characteristics is a trike with a seat, a semi-recumbent trike. The Easy Rider has a comfortable seat and a low entry. The low centre of gravity, the seat and the handlebars provide a safe feeling.

With this comfortable tricycle you make a forward pedal movement, this special cycling position puts less strain on the back, neck, shoulders and wrists.

More about the Easy Rider

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Options and accessories for Van Raam special needs bikes

Accessories for the Easy Rider

The Easy Rider can be expanded with various options and accessories. Herman de Grijff has on his tricycle, among other things, pedal support and two mirrors, but also foot trays, a stick holder, a shopping basket and a turn signal set are options. It is also possible to order a reinforced Easy Rider from Van Raam or an Easy Rider in a colour of your choice. View all options on the price list of the Easy Rider. This can be found on the product page of the Easy Rider. You can read more about the options and accessories in the article: 'Accessories for the Van Raam Easy Rider tricycle'.

Options and accessories Easy Rider

Tricycle for seniors

More and more elderly people who no longer dare to cycle on a regular two-wheel bike are discovering the advantages of a tricycle and can therefore continue to cycle. Especially seniors who still can and want to move choose more and more for the tricycle instead of a mobility scooter. Read more about Van Raam tricycles for seniors in the article: 'Tricycle for seniors'.

Experiences of the elderly with the Easy Rider

Easy Rider tricycle

"They hardly keep up with him on a normal bike, he likes that of course. The great thing about the Easy Rider is its enormous maneuverability, it makes cycling much easier than with a regular bicycle."

Rob Berendsen - Apeldoorn

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Easy Rider tricycle

"As a 91-year-old, I really enjoy the bike, both at home at the Veluwe and further away, I have cycled hundreds of kilometers."

Mr. Heineman - Gelderland

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Easy Rider tricycle

"Earlier this year, Gunda Krauss was able to try out the renewed Easy Rider tricycle as a prototype and provide feedback. Read more about her experience here."

Gunda Krauss - Munich

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Test ride with a Van Raam Easy Rider tricycle

Testing your own Easy Rider tricycle

At Van Raam it is possible to test your Van Raam bike of choice in the showroom in Varsseveld. You can make an appointment for this on the test ride page. During an appointment with a technical advisor you will get advice and it is possible to make a ride on the test track

After this, the technical advisor will make you an offer with which you can go to your Van Raam dealer. The dealer can order the bike from Van Raam and takes care of the service and warranty. Sometimes it's possible to make a test ride at a dealer.

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