ZMLK School De Lelie receives side by side tandem (source: Het Kontakt Harderwijk)
ZMLK School de Lelie in Harderwijk successfully raises money for side-by-side tandem
No matter how you look at it, for the purchase of a side by side tandem, or any bike at all, money is needed. Money that might not be immediately available. That is why schools, nursing homes, or private individuals often organize fundraiser events to raise money needed for the purchase.
This is what the ZMLK School de Lelie in Harderwijk did too. Two faculty members made an appeal to a special fund of the Rabobank in Harderwijk. It was a success because their appeal for a contribution for a side by side tandem was rewarded with 3000 euros. The students of the school tried their utmost best to raise money for the bike. They organized a charity run among other things and raised no less than 1500 euros. Supplier Boonen Tweeliers in Harderwijk and the school’s principal took care of the remaining sum.
Now ZMLK School De Lelie owns one of our side by side tandems and they are very content with it. The bike actively increases the independence of the students who are unable ride a bike independently or experience difficulty when biking. Biking on a side by side tandem is also a way to stimulate physical activity in a playful way, because biking together is of course fun to do!