There was also someone from the Municipality when I went to Van Raam to try out bicycles. At Van Raam I found out that the Balance bike was the right bike for me. I cycled a lot on this bike. The last year I had this bike, we cycled 20 kilometers per day for 6 days a week. In this last year of my first Balance bike, Welzorg (supplier of medical devices) has maintained the bike via the Municipality. I am very satisfied with the service provided by the Welzorg technicians. They are good at their profession and are aware of the new developments of the Van Raam bicycles. Eventually a part of the engine was broken and I was ready for a new bike. A fit of the bike was then no longer necessary. I knew that I wanted a Balance again, because I like this bike very well. Via the Municipality Apeldoorn and Welzorg I now have my new bike on loan; I pay a contribution per month for my bike.
I have had my new Balance for almost two months now and I use my bike every day. I try to cycle a distance of 20 kilometers per day, 6 times a week, the same amount I did with my previous bike. If I cycle a lot, I feel less pain and I feel much fitter. I also like to cycle, so I'm lucky. I have the original steering wheel replaced for a larger steering wheel, I can now better reach the steering wheel and the handles are closer to me.