Source: Westfälischen Nachrichten. Photo: Gernot Gierschner
Duo bike provides freedom
The 'Schule in der Widum' (School in the Widum) in Germany received a Fun2Go duo bike on behalf of the German Knight Order St. Peter & Paul. During a meeting of the knighthood the school presented the idea, which made the order aware of the importance of the bicycle for the school. Among the members of the Order the amount was collected whereupon the bicycle could be purchased for the school. Two representatives of the Order came to hand over the bicycle in their knightly robes.
Duo bike for school
The bicycle is suitable for the school because the driver and co-driver sit next to each other, both can pedal and the optional electric motor provides extra support. This makes it easier for children with a physical disability to use the bicycle. The director of the school, Ludger Große Vogelsang, says that thanks to the bicycle even school kids who wouldn't otherwise be able to move on their own, have the opportunity to experience the wind and mobility. He also stresses how important it is to give the children this feeling of 'freedom' - and not to be pushed. Because the driver and co-driver sit next to each other, communication is improved and self-confidence is strengthened.
Read all about the bike for School in the Widum on the website of Westfälischen Nachrichten (article in German).