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.