Van Raam Fun2Go custom bike makes autistic boy more mobile
A charity run has raised money for a young autistic boy from northern Germany. Thanks to the many helpers, he can ride a bike again and is therefore much more mobile and flexible. Learn more about the special bike and cycling with autism in this article.
Being mobile again thanks to Van Raams special needs bike
"Just” going for a ride was not an option. For Max this is a dream that lies in the far distance, because the 16-year-old Max from northern Germany has autism. But sometimes, dreams come true, and now for the first time "just" going on his bike and start cycling has become reality. Now he can simply sit on the three-wheeled Fun2Go special needs custom bike and, together with his mother, who is always there as a guide, explore the area, go to friends and much more.
Through a fundraising campaign, in this case a fundraising run by the Müritzer Laufsportverein, more than 9,000 Euros were collected. The bike shop in Waren was able to order the bike from Van Raam, completly adapted to Max's needs and also equipped with pedal support.
In addition, Max and his mother can also enjoy free maintenance from Zweirad Karberg for over three years, as he will take this as part of the donation. Now Max is ready to cycle through the world.
Company owner Ulf Karberg explains why this is the right vehicle: "We found the Fun2Go. It is a three-wheel tandem on which users sit next to each other. One person steers, both can pedal and have a good conversation. With the electric motor, the cyclists have pedal assistance, so they can always cycle well without much effort". (Source: Nordkurier)
Finally mobile again - deep gratitude
Max's dream finally comes true, and he and his mother are incredibly grateful. They sent a message of thanks (in german) to all the helpers because they also received a lot of dedication from people from the surrounding area by means with many greeting cards with encouraging words.
Cycling with autism
Autism is a deep-seated developmental disorder, which is based on complex disorders in the central nervous system - especially in the area of perception processing, which begins during childhood. The effects limit the affected person in many ways. These include limitations in their relationship with their environment, participation in community life and the ability to integrate into society, as cognitive, linguistic, physical, emotional and interactional functions are affected. Accordingly, cycling on a traditional two-wheeled bicycle is not an option and a special, adapted solution for the mobility with autism is needed. (Source: Autismus-online)
Read more in: 'Cycling with autism'.
Cycling with autism on a tricycle tandem Fun2Go
With the Fun2Go tricycle tandem, where you ride side by side instead of one behind the other, it is easier to keep an eye on the autistic person and see how he or she reacts to the environment. Furthermore, you can move around and be mobile and active again, as everyday life otherwise tends to look less mobile without the right aids. It is also particularly handy that it can optionally be adjusted if the passenger should pedal, whether they pedal at all or pedal at their own pace. Thanks to the many options and accessories, the bicycle can also be adapted to all individual needs and the clinical picture, making cycling possible again.
The Kivo Plus is a child-parent tricycle tandem for one adult sitting in the back and one child sitting in the front. This way the child has a good view of the surroundings.
The Twinny Plus is a tricycle tandem for adults with two rear wheels. The Twinny Plus tricycle tandem from Van Raam is ideal for enjoying a bike ride together.
User experience Maxi
"I have been riding a Van Raam tricycle since I was a child and I have been using the Maxi for some time. I have a form of autism, which means my balance has been off."
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