User experience recumbent trike Easy Sport - Jelle van Gorkom
Jelle van Gorkum, a Dutch BMX rider and winner of a silver medal at the Olympic Games in 2016, was seriously injured on the starting hill of the BMX track during his training in the beginning of 2018. This is due to a safety chain that has not been removed. Due to the accident, Jelle was in a coma for several weeks and he suffered from broken ribs, a fracture in the face, a skull fracture and internal injuries. At the moment of writing, Jelle lives in a rehabilitation centre in Arnhem, and follows an intensive rehabilitation process, in which our Easy Sport recumbent bike also plays a role.
Rehabilitation on an Easy Sport recumbent trike
At the moment of writing, Jelle van Gorkom is in the process of rehabilitation his accident. During his rehabilitation project, Jelle makes use of the Easy Sport recumbent trike. He said the following about his first cycling meters after the accident on the recumbent trike: “This was a fantastic feeling, it was absolutely a feeling of freedom and, moreover, a step in the right direction”.
Read and view more about the experiences from Jelle and his Easy Sport in the article: Jelle van Gorkom convalesce on Van Raam tricycle.
This was a fantastic feeling, it was absolutely a feeling of freedom and, moreover, a step in the right direction.Jelle van Gorkom