Customer experience Balance low step bike - Beppie
Due to a physical condition, cycling had become difficult for Beppie. Under the guidance of an occupational therapist from LIJV, Beppie cycled with the Van Raam Balance low step bike. Read about her experience here.
Fear of falling
Beppie was no longer able to quickly put her foot on the pedal of her standard two-wheeler. She wobbled on the bike and became uncertain. After a fall, the fear grew and her bike remained in the garage. Cycling is important to Beppie, so she took action.
Cycling again thanks to the low step bike
Under the guidance of an occupational therapist from LIJV and an advisor from Van Raam, Beppie cycled with a special needs electric bicycle: the Van Raam Balance low step bike. LIJV's website states: "The first meters were exciting, but she did it! She could easily put her foot on the pedal and cycle away with this great bike. The electric support (apparently called a 'sigh' in common parlance) felt a bit unfamiliar at first. But after a few laps, it was as if she had never ridden a different bike. Beppie has regained confidence in her own cycling." With the Balance low step bike, she can do her own shopping again, enjoy a drink outside at a terrace or go for a bike ride.
The first meters were exciting, but she did it! She could easily put her foot on the pedal and cycle away with this great bike.Beppie
Cycling on an adapted bicycle with the help of occupational therapy
An occupational therapist can help with "relearning" how to cycle and is available to everyone: children, adults, and seniors. The occupational therapist advises, assists, and trains people who have difficulty performing daily activities, such as outdoor mobility, such as cycling, due to physical or psychological decline. An occupational therapist can also assist with the application for an adapted bicycle from the municipality or health insurance company.
Beppie - the Netherlands
Bike: low step bike Balance