After the BerkelBike Pro got delivered, I really began to realize what an amazing bicycle it is. To start, a incredibly fast service and what’s even more important is the functional possibilities of the bicycle. I have cauda equina syndrome, which results in very little sensation in my legs. I’ve found to be sitting extremely steady on the BerkelBike while given good back support. I really appreciate the arm propelling possibilities, if my legs are too tired to get up another hill my arms can give me that little extra so I can still make it. I prefer to allow my legs to move along, this way I keep my legs in shape. I don’t want a propelling assist just yet, I want to keep cycling independently as long as possible. Although it’s nice to have the option available. I can definitely recommend the BerkelBike.
The following was posted by Monique van Gemerden on Facebook, after we asked customers to share their BerkelBike story for our 12½ anniversary. It is translated from Dutch to English.
My favorite BerkelBike moment wasn’t too long ago when we cycled through the centre of Rotterdam. It’s soothing not having to be afraid to get off. Due to my Cauda equina syndrome (CES) I have limited feeling in my legs, which causes me to lose balance rather quickly. Everything I can get from it, I am getting. What makes it even better is the ability to also use my arms. I had to get used to it at first, as getting used to the bike is needed. The first time we quit after 3 kilometers, and it turned out to have a factory defect.
Regards, Monique van Gemerden.