Van Raam custom bikes in Italy

Imagine walking in a strange city in a foreign country and encountering a bike you've never seen before in your life. A bike that makes you think that one of your friends and his son in a wheelchair can be very happy. You will find out that this bike cannot be delivered to your home country, in this case Italy, without an Italian dealer. What are you doing? Then you become a Van Raam dealer in Italy! Read here the special story of the birth of our Italian dealer and the Van Raam custom bikes in Italy.


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International Van Raam dealers

In the meantime, Van Raam has dealers in 20 different countries who sell Van Raam's customized bikes. You can find our custom bikes next to other places also in America, Australia, Israel, Iceland, Spain and Italy. The reason why people started selling custom bikes in these countries differs per country. As you could have read in the introduction of this article, the reason why a dealer came to Italy is a special one.

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ProTec Ambiente during Cosmobike in Verona

Italian Van Raam dealer

The bicycle described in the introduction concerns the VeloPlus wheelchair transport bike. This handy wheelchair bike ensures that a wheelchair-bound person can still enjoy a bike ride. The person in the wheelchair can be transported on his or her own wheelchair and can therefore still feel the wind in his or her hair.
 
The person who saw a VeloPlus riding through The Hague at the time was called Luca. After Luca had seen the VeloPlus for the first time, he quickly went on the internet and ended up at Van Raam. Luca then told his friend in Italy what he had seen and how useful this wheelchair bike could be for the son of their common friend. Luca's friend Alberto Franceschini became enthusiastic about Luca's story and decided to explore the possibilities of getting Van Raam bicycles to Italy and so it happened...

Since 29 October 2015, ProTec Ambiante is our Italian Van Raam dealer. ProTec Ambiante is the company of Alberto Franceschini and is a Dealer of our custom bikes in italy, but sells them through Apassobike. You can find ProTec Ambiante in Senigallia, region Ancona. Besides the fact that the son of the friend of the owner of ProTec Ambiante already had a lot of fun with the wheelchair bike, ProTec Ambiante soon found out that a wider audience is very interested in Van Raam's custom bikes in italy.
 
For example, ProTec Ambiante's well-attended exhibition stand can be found regularly at bicycle and health fairs such as Cosmobike in Verona and Exposanità in Bologna. ProTec Ambiante is also active online and they have an Instagram page on which they regularly show nice pictures of end users.

 

Pictures from Italian Van Raam dealer

See below the pictures of Alberto Franceschini. These include the first VeloPlus in Italy on which the son of his friend sits. In addition, you can see the rickshaw bike Chat filling the Italian streets and enjoy, among other things, a ride on the Fun2Go duo bike.

owner ProTec Ambiente with wheelchairbike VeloPlus Van Raam
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Van Raam custom bike in Italy
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Van Raam aangepaste fietsen in Italië met rolstoelfiets OPair
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Van Raam aangepaste fietsen in Italië met transportfiets Chat
Van Raam custom bikes in Italy rickshaw tranportbike Chat
custom bike Van Raam in Italy with Fun2Go duo bike

Popular custom bikes in Italy

ProTec Ambiante currently sells many of Van Raam's multi-person bicycles. Think of the wheelchair transport bike VeloPlus, duo bike Fun2Go, wheelchair bike OPair and our newest transport bike rickshaw Chat. These adapted bicycles are mainly used by care institutions and ensure that the residents and patients of these institutions can still enjoy a bike ride in the beautiful Italian landscape.

In addition to the fact that multi-person adapted bikes are becoming increasingly popular in Italy, there is also an increasing demand for single-person adapted bikes. Although Italy may not be ready for bikes like the Easy Rider tricycle with low entry level and the Maxi Comfort tricycle, it's only a matter of time before you'll also see tricycles on San Marco Square or around the Tower of Pisa. 

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OPair wheelchair bike

Cycling with children or adults, who cannot cycle on their own due to disability, and can make an easy transfer.

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VeloPlus wheelchair bike

The VeloPlus wheelchair transport bike is designed for transporting people, who can remain seated in their own wheelchair, by cycle. 

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Chat Rickshaw Bike

The Chat is intended for cycling together with adults and/or children who are no longer able to participate independently in traffic or for the recreational use

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Fun2Go duo bike

The Fun2Go is a double rider cycle, a three-wheel tandem, in which the users sit beside each other. One person steers, both can pedal.

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Ordering a Van Raam bike in Italy

Do you live in Italy or do you know someone in Italy, just like Luca, who gets a bit of mobility back with the arrival of an adapted bike? Check out our Italian dealer ProTec Ambiente, or visit his shop Apassobikes.

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