Fietsmaatjes Schiedam with front right chairman Rob Kent
Foundation Fietsmaatjes Schiedam
Kent tell Ruesink about Foundation Fietsmaatjes Schiedam, a foundation that Ruesink holds in a warm heart. Throughout the Netherlands there are departments of Fietsmaatjes. They fight loneliness among the elderly by offering bike rides on side-by-side tandems. Volunteers go out with people who often can no longer cycle independently. Because you sit next to each other on a duo bike, there is opportunity to chat and enjoy the surroundings.
'While cycling, all sorts of memories surface and the senses are stimulated. That leads to great conversations. In some cases only for a big smile, but that is also nice', Kent says in the FBC magazine. Fietsmaatjes Schiedam currently has three Fun2Go duo bikes, all supplied by Van Raam. In total, around 120 people are getting exercise.