On a side-by-side tandem with Olympic champion

Dutch race bicyclist and Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen has unveiled the new wheelchair bike and side-by-side tandem to De Hazelaar in Hasselt (Netherlands) festively. After the wrapping paper was removed in front of employees and clients of the residential care facility, the bicycles were put into use.

electric three-wheel tandem

Side-by-side tandem and wheelchair bike give a sense of freedom

Residential care facility de Hazelaar is now the proud owner of two of Van Raam’s special bicycles. The electric Fun2Go side-by-side tandem is a variation of a regular tandem; driver and passenger sit next to instead of behind each other. The electric VeloPlus wheelchair bike is a combination of a bicycle and a wheelchair so people in a wheelchair can enjoy a bike ride too.

Bicycling gives a sense of freedom, but for some residents of de Hazelaar this isn’t a self-evident truth. Physical disabilities as well as insecurity can keep them from getting on a bike. This special needs bicycles allow elderly, people with a (physical) disability and people who have difficulty walking, to go for a ride again.

 “It is most important that residents with a physical disability can look forward to a bike ride.”

On three-wheel tricycle tandem with race-bicyclist

It’s not for everyone: riding around with an Olympic champion. Hazelaar resident De Jong had the honor to be the first to ride the new Fun2Go side-by-side tandem together with Anna van der Breggen. Mr. Van den Berg was the first to ride along on the VeloPlus wheelchair bike

Anna van der Breggen visibly enjoyed it all: “The bicycle is light and easy to ride. Now you can all have fun bicycling.”

Unveiling Van Raam bicycles

Unveiling bicycles

Anna van der Breggen unveils the wheelchair bike and the side-by-side tandem.

side-by-side tandem

On the three-wheel tandem with Olympic champion

The first ride the on side-by-side tandem with Anna van der Breggen.

wheelchair bicycle with pedal support power assistance

wheelchair bicycle put into use

Biking on brand-new wheelchair bike

Photos: Gerard Meijeringh
(Source: destadskoerier.nl)

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Side-by-side tandem with pedal support power assitance

Side-by-side tandem Fun2Go

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Wheelchair bike electric

Wheelchair bike VeloPlus

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