What is a cargo bike?

A cargo bike can be used to transport goods or people. Van Raam has several cargo bikes in its assortment that can be used to transport people. Read more about these bikes in this article.

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A cargo bike

The name says it all, on a transport bike cargo can be transported. These can be goods, but also people. For example, bicycle couriers usually use cargo bikes, also known as transport bikes. It is an environmentally friendly way of delivering goods and people.

Van Raam cargo bikes

Van Raam's cargo bikes are used to transport children or adults who cannot or do not want to participate in traffic independently. On a cargo bike they can enjoy their bike ride in the open air, without having to cycle themselves. Van Raam has 2 wheelchair bikes and a rickshaw bike in its assortment that can transport people. Read more about these bikes later in this article.

Benefits of a cargo bike

  • Environmentally friendly way of transportation
  • Cargo bikes can be used up close to the final destination
  • Driver and passenger(s) can enjoy a bike ride together
  • There is social contact between the people
  • Meets all legal (safety) requirements
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VeloPlus wheelchair transport bike

On the VeloPlus you can transport people that remain seated in their own wheelchair. The wheelchair with the passenger can easily be driven onto the tiltable platform in front of the bike without any great effort. The wheelchair is safely secured on the bike with a wheelchair locking mechanism and a seat belt. The low centre of gravity and the wide wheelbase in the front give the bike its stability. This makes the bike an ideal solution for making bike rides with wheelchair users.

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OPair wheelchair bike

On the OPair wheelchair bike, the passenger can sit in the seat at the front of the bike. The depth of the seat and the backrest can be adjusted to the passenger. It is also possible to have a seat for children mounted on the OPair, or to have your own seat. The driver of the bike has a good overview of both the passenger and the road. The passenger can enjoy the unobstructed view and also communicate well with the driver.

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Chat rickshaw transport bike

The Chat is a bicycle in which one or two passengers can be transported in the ergonomic seat at the front of the bicycle. The driver sits behind them and has a good view of the passengers and the traffic. As the name suggests, people on the Chat can chat with each other during a bike ride. The rickshaw bike is suitable for people who are no longer able to cycle independently, but still want to make a bike ride.

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Electric cargo bike

The Chat rickshaw bike is fitted with electric pedal assistance as standard. The OPair and VeloPlus wheelchair bikes can also be equipped with optional pedal assistance. The Silent system was developed specifically by and for Van Raam. The system is easy to use and makes cycling easier. Read more about the Silent system in the article '6 benefits of pedal assistance on an adapted bicycle'.

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Customer experiences cargo bikes

Van Raam regularly receives reviews from Van Raam bicycle users. Read below some customer experiences about our cargo bikes.

VeloPlus wheelchair bike

"Last Sunday we made our 'maiden voyage' with 20 degrees Celsius !!! We hope that we can enjoy this beautiful cargo bike from Van Raam throughout the summer."

Toon Lepoutre & Joyce Leeftink - Winterswijk

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OPair wheelchair bike

"Wheelchair Bicycle - The Brandt Niklas family is not able to cycle alone, but with the OPair Wheelchair Bicycle you can again go on bike tours with the whole family."

Familie Brandt - Hansestadt Warburg

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Chat Rickshaw Bike

"We would like to thank Van Raam for using the Chat. The residents really enjoyed the bike! Everyone was having a nice chat and felt like the queen! "

Residential care centre and nursing home Debbeshoek Azora - Ulft

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