The OPair wheelchair bike for cycling together
Liesbeth Snijder from Epe, the initiator, has been started using her OPair wheelchair bike as taxi, when her mother has deteriorated physically and conditionally. Her mother always enjoyed cycling and Liesbeth wanted to give her the opportunity to still go into the nature.
They liked cycling together on Ameland, an island in the Netherlands. When this was not possible anymore, Liesbeth searched for a way to still be able to cycle with her mother. This brought Liesbeth into contact with the OPair wheelchair bike from Van Raam. After they tried out the bike on Ameland, Liesbeth also wanted to have an OPair wheelchair bike at home so that she could keep cycling with her mother in Epe. When the bike was at her home, the OPair was given the name JES-J, after the initials of her mother and for whom she started this initiative.