Van Raam tricycle for invalid

Sometimes cycling on a regular bike with two wheels is no longer possible and a tricycle is the solution. Van Raam is a manufacturer of special needs bikes and has several tricycles in its range that are suitable for an invalided person (someone with a disability). Read more about these tricycles here, view photos and read experiences of people with a Van Raam trike.

Van Raam Maxi tricycle for invalid person
On this photo you see the Van Raam Maxi tricycle.

Why a tricycle?

A tricycle can be the perfect solution for invalid people who cannot (or can no longer) cycle on a regular two-wheeler or for people who are afraid of falling while cycling. Read more about this in the article: 'Avoid falling off the bike and choose a tricycle'. The tricycle can be a solution for an invalid, because the tricycle always remains upright. This is due to the extra, third wheel on the bicycle. There is no need to hold the bicycle and keep it in balance or get off the bike during a stop. You can stay on the tricycle and keep both feet on the pedals. The tricycle is therefore very suitable for people who have difficulty keeping their balance.

If you have become an invalid person, switching from a two-wheeler to a tricycle can be difficult, you suddenly have a completely different way of transportation with which you have to learn to cope. It can also feel very insecure, because with a tricycle it is more visible that you have a disability. To remove some uncertainty, read more about the use of the tricycle in the article: 'Cycling on a tricycle for adults'. If you have a good feel for cycling on a tricycle, you will be a lot more confident on your bike.

Tricycles come in different shapes and sizes and each tricycle has its own unique characteristics. It is therefore important to take a good look at which tricycle suits you best. This can be done by making a test ride on different tricycles.

Van Raam tricycle for invalid people
The Husky, Maxi Comfort and Easy Sport tricycles.

Van Raam tricycles for invalid people

Van Raam has several special needs bikes in its range for invalid people, but the largest selection are the tricycles. There are tricycles for children, tricycles for women, tricycles for seniors and tricycles for adults.

These are the different types of trikes at Van Raam:

  • Traditional tricycle: two rear wheels, one front wheel, high sitting position.
    At Van Raam we have the Husky, Mini, Midi and the Maxi.

  • Low entry tricycle: with both feet on the ground.
    At Van Raam this is the Maxi Comfort.

  • Tricycle with two front wheels and one wheel at the rear:
    The Viktor and Viktoria are examples at Van Raam.

  • Comfortable tricycle: with seat, low entry and lower seating position.
    At Van Raam you can find the Easy Rider Small, the Easy Rider and the Easy Sport.

  • Mobility scooter bike: can also be used without pedalling.
    Van Raam has the scooter bike Easy Go.

Van Raam tricycles
Van Raam Husky tricycle for invalid people

Fun and modern tricycle for children aged 2 years and above.

Van Raam Mini tricycle for invalid people

Fun and modern tricycle for children aged 4 years and above.

Van Raam Midi tricycle for invalid people

Traditional tricycle for children aged 8 and above or shorter adults.

Van Raam Maxi tricycle for invalid people

Traditional, stable and smooth-running tricycle for adults.

Van Raam Maxi Comfort tricycle for invalid people

Comfortable tricycle with a low entry and a different seating position.

Maxi Comfort
Van Raam Viktor tricycle for invalid people

Tricycle for adults who have difficulty estimating the width of the tricycle.

Van Raam Viktoria tricycle for invalid people

Tricycle with two front wheels and one rear wheel for smaller adults.

Van Raam Easy Rider Small for invalid people

Sturdy and smooth tricycle with seat for children or small adults.

Easy Rider Small
Van Raam Easy Rider tricycle for invalid people

Tricycle with unique frame, giving you a low entry and a lower seating position.

Easy Rider
Van Raam Easy Sport tricycle for invalid people

Sporty tricycle for adults with under steering and ergonomic seat.

Easy Sport
Van Raam Easy Go tricycle for invalid people

Scooter bike as tricycle: (electric) bike and mobility scooter in one.

Easy Go

Advantages Van Raam trikes

All Van Raam tricycles have unique riding characteristics, as for example can be read about the Easy Rider in 'Unique riding characteristics of the Easy Rider tricycle'. A Van Raam invalid tricycle therefore has a number of advantages over other tricycle tricycle brands.

Van Raam tricycles for invalid people have these advantages:

  • Stable and agile
  • Short turning radius
  • Available with a lot of options
  • Cycles and steers smooth
  • Fits through a normal door
  • Easy entry

  • Available in different sizes
  • Proven high quality
  • Nice and modern design
  • Often already the 3rd or 4th generation bike
  • Developed and produced in-house
  • Easy to operate

Van Raam Easy  Rider tricycle for invalid with pedal support and e-bike app
The Van Raam Easy Rider with pedal support and the E-Bike App

Electric tricycle for invalid people

All Van Raam tricycles (except the Husky) can be equipped with electric pedal support. If necessary, this can also be mounted on the bike afterwards. Van Raam has its own pedal support system, the Silent System. The motors, the batteries, the controller, the Smart display and the software have been developed by and for Van Raam and the wishes of invalid persons for an electrically special needs bicycle have been carefully considered. Van Raam's pedal support system has several advantages, including:

  • Very easy to operate

  • The possibility to cycle backwards with pedal support

  • Three levels of support and a starting aid to help you to cycle

  • Powerful, but almost silent motors and safe batteries

  • Individually programmable support adapted to the disability

With the Silent System it is also possible to use the Van Raam E-Bike App. This app can be downloaded to your smartphone and allows you to change your own bike settings and view the current bike data, such as speed, distance and battery capacity. It is also possible to send an SOS message to a friend if you have a problem.

More about pedal support

Special needs bike for an invalid person

A bicycle for an invalid can be a tricycle, but also a wheelchair bike, duo bike, tandem or low entry bike. View more bicycles for invalid in the article: 'Bike for an invalid by Van Raam'.

Invalid bike

Experiences with a Van Raam tricycle

The invalid persons below all have a Van Raam tricycle. They have these tricycles for different reasons. Read more experiences on our user experiences-page.

Mini tricycle

"Although Duncan is in a wheelchair, he is just as happy as his peers and wants to be part of it as much as any other child. That's why he has a Mini tricycle."

Mother of Duncan - Gorinchem

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Midi tricycle

"My name is Rosita Rampertaap, I’m 34 years old and I live in Brummen. For years I have a tricycle made by Van Raam. I have the Midi model, since I'm not that big. I have this because of my handicap."

Rosita Rampertaap - Brummen

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Maxi tricycle

"Since my childhood I have been riding a Van Raam tricycle and I have been using the Maxi for a while now via the WMO (Social Support Act). Without my tricycle I would never have been able to cycle!"

Dominique van Steijn - Den Helder

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Easy Rider tricycle

"I have a bad trunk balance, bad balance and due to an injury my lower leg is amputated. After not cycling for years, I now ride my Easy Rider with a lot of pleasure."

Willy Wienholts - Dinxperlo

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Easy Sport recumbent trike

"I have been happy with my Easy Sport from Van Raam for 6 years now. Before that, I always cycled on a conventional two-wheel bike with coaster brake."

Mevrouw Gitty Verbaal - Weert

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Easy Go scooter bike

"I am Astrid van der Plank (44) and I own the Easy Go scooter bike since July 2018. I use a scooter bike because I have Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 28."

Astrid van der Plank - De Meern

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