First experience with a tricycle
Initially, I bought a second-hand standard Huka tricycle with pedal support. But it soon turned out that this was not the right solution. I almost hung upside down on this bike. This showed that it is very important that the bicycle fits well with the handicap.
Introduction to Van Raam
The occupational therapist came, and an Easy Rider tricycle was requested with several custom adjustments for me. The most important thing for me about this bike is the pedal support, the stick holder and the motor when I cannot continue to cycle. In addition, the bike is adjusted in such way that I can operate the bike with my right hand because my left hand and wrist are splinted.
The Easy Rider has enriched my life
Initially, I was very disappointed to cycle with a tricycle. But I can say that this bike has enriched my life. The Easy Rider tricycle is an addition to my passive aids. I use the bike to go to friends. I also cycle with my partner and friends. I also use my bike to stay in shape and to keep my leg muscles on the right length.
Cycling on Vlieland with my adaptive bike
The best moment with my Easy Rider tricycle was when I took it with me on my vacation to Vlieland (the smallest inhabited island of the Dutch Wadden Islands) last year. For the first time in my life we held a cycling holiday. I enjoyed this holiday very much. The tricycle gave and gives me a huge sense of freedom. The Easy Rider is a nice addition to my electric wheelchair with electric hand bike.
Cycling without fear
It is a nice feeling to be able to cycle yourself while the wind goes through your hair. Regularly I am addressed by people that they think this tricycle is very nice and I often get the question if it is difficult to cycle on this bike. The Easy Rider is special for me because it is the first bike that I have learned to cycle well and that I do not feel anxious about. I hope to enjoy this bike for a long time. For people who doubt about a tricycle, step over your feeling, because a big world will open up for you.
Krista Pool - IJmuiden (the Netherlands)
Model: Easy Rider