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Sneak preview of the Van Raam bicycle factory

Van Raam is manufacturer of special needs bicycles. But what does Van Raam actually look like and how are the special needs bicycles made? Take a look inside Van Raam with the sneak preview!

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Van Raam donates record amount to Kanjers voor Kanjers

Van Raam donated a cheque to the Kanjers voor Kanjers Foundation. The record amount of money consisted of gifts that during the opening of the new Van Raam bicycle factory have been donated to the Foundation Kanjers voor Kanjers.

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New Van Raam VeloPlus wheelchair bikes on the road

A Van Raam special needs bike usually only comes into the picture when cycling on a conventional two-wheel bike is no longer possible. But what if you are (or someone else is) in a wheelchair and still want to feel the wind in your hair? Then the Van Raam VeloPlus wheelchair bike is the solution! Wheelchair bikes were taken into use at three care institutions in both the Netherlands and Belgium in the autumn of 2019. Read more about this in the article.

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Manufacturer of special needs bikes Van Raam in the news

Since Van Raam's relocation in January 2019, there has been a lot of media attention for the manufacturer of special needs bicycles. In November 2019, De Gelderlander (a Dutch newspaper) published a large article about Van Raam. In this article the Gelderlander talks about the sustainable building and bicycle test track, the history, Van Raam as world market leader and the prizes it has won. Read more about the article by the Gelderlander here.

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Collaboration in the Achterhoek for more bicycle mechanics

There is a shortage of bicycle mechanics in the Netherlands. In order to increase the number of bicycle mechanics in the Achterhoek region, the Tweewieler Academy, the Graafschap College and the WerkRaat learning and work centre in Doetinchem have entered into a collaboration by setting up a new training programme. Bicycle mechanics at Van Raam, Fukadu Tesfai Lujam and Kbrom Tukue Future, participate in this course.

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Video of the Van Raam Research and Development Department

Van Raam made a video of the Van Raam Research and Development department in order to get an overview of the workflow. You will see different steps of how a new bike is developed at Van Raam. Read more about this in the following article, also see what the following steps are that are necessary for a bike manufacturer like Van Raam to get a complete high-quality special needs bicycle.

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Tips for raising money for a special needs bike

There are several ways to purchase a special needs bike. For example, you can buy a special needs bicycle privately or maybe through your municipality or a special foundation. If you decide to buy the bicycle privately, you can also consider holding a fundraising or crowdfunding campaign to raise the right amount of money. In this article we will give you useful tips on how to raise money for your special needs bike.

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Van Raams special needs bikes at Fa la cosa giusta Umbria

Our Italian dealer Protec Ambiente will be present at the Fa la cosa giusta trade show in Bastia Umbra, from 15th November until 17th November, 2019. The Fa la cosa giusta , Umbria is a fair that displays consumers and sustainable lifestyles in the sixth edition. The fair is the main meeting point between companies and consumers who are attentive to the ethical quality of production processes and the sustainability of products. It is a collective experience of sharing and mutual exchange, knowledge and building relationships, between operators in the sector and between these and citizens.

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Cycling with rheumatism

Regular exercise with a rheumatic disorder is very important. Besides being relaxing, it can be of great social and psychological significance and negative processes can be stopped. Cycling with rheumatism is a way of moving that can have a positive effect. Read more in this article about this condition and about the use of Van Raam bicycles with a rheumatic condition.

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Testing adapted bikes on the Van Raam bike test track

At our bicycle factory in Varsseveld it is possible to try all adapted bicycles from the Van Raam assortment during a free test ride. To help our customers getting to know our adapted bicycles in the best and safe way, Van Raam has designed a bike test track with various traffic obstacles on which customers (together with a technical adviser) learn to get used to cycling on an adapted bicycle.

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