How can I ride backwards on my custom bike?
All electric Van Raam bicycles, with three wheels, and equipped with the original Van Raam Silent electric system, can ride backwards. This is possible as soon as the pedal assistance is switched on. If you have a back-pedal brake, there is the option of a mechanic automatic reverse funtion. This option, and many more, can be found in the price list of the respective bicycle.
It is easy to get into reverse function. If you stop and then start pedaling backwards, the bike will go backwards after a few times of backward pedaling. You then have to brake again once you have arrived at your desired location. Now you can cycle forward again as usual.
Step by step it looks like this:
- Step 1: Sit on your customized Van Raam bicycle
- Step 2: Switch on your pedal assist via the display
- Step 3: Step backwards
- Step 4: You drive backwards!
The system is very helpful for example when you have driven past a dent or road. Here you can easily reverse your bike to get to the point where you wanted to turn in. Another way to use the system is when you want to park your bike. You don't have to get off your bike and you can just sit on your bike while you manoeuvre to park it backwards.