Soon I came to the conclusion that I wanted the Easy Rider tricycle. Because I had already been given a mobility scooter by the municipality of Enschede, I went back to the municipality and asked if I could get a custom bike.
Request adapted bicycle at municipalit
Unfortunately, I was told there that my application could not be submitted because I already had a mobility scooter. The municipality has the duty to provide a replacement vehicle, but because I already had a mobility scooter, they couldn't do anything for me. Even after I had indicated that I would like to exchange my mobility scooter for an adapted bicycle, the municipality did not agree. At the time, a case was made of this, but unfortunately without success. In a society where it is said that people should keep moving as much as possible, I found this situation regrettable... By now we are 3.5 years further and you could manage to get an adapted bicycle through the municipality of Enschede.
An adapted bicycle as a present
The fact that I couldn't get a modified bike through the local authorities was of course a serious disappointment. Luckily, I can praise myself with fantastic friends and someone from my area that gave me an Easy Rider. I was so excited! Finally, I could move again!
Custom bike privately owned
Because I own the Easy Rider privately, I also have to pay for the repairs and adjustments myself. This is in contrast to when you get a bike from the municipality. If you have a modified bike, it can be quite difficult to find a good bike mechanic. At the moment I take my tricycle to the bicycle mechanic 'Ten Tusscher' in Enschede. Initially, this bicycle mechanic is not directly specialized in custom bikes. That's why I've been to Van Raam a couple of times already. Here I always get friendly help and after a small adjustment I can cycle away again without any problems.
Cycling with the walking group
Now that I have my Easy Rider tricycle, I can go anywhere. I'm even going out again with my old walking club. I don't walk then, but I just cycle next to it.
Double battery on Easy Rider
I love to ride my Easy Rider tricycle and therefore I had 2 batteries mounted on my bike. This allows me to cycle a longer distance without being afraid to stand still. With my batteries I can cycle more than 100 kilometers with support.