CYCLING WITH YOUR OWN MUSCLES, DESPITE A CONDITION

Reviews – Amputation

LUKE SINNOTT – DOUBLE LEG AMPUTATION

Luke Sinnott served as a captain of the explosives cleanup service in the province of Helmand, Afghanistan. During a mission he walked on a berm bomb that severed both his legs. “It felt like all life was flowing out of my body”, he said. “I thought about home and didn’t want to die like this.” He lost both legs.

This year, Luke is one of the British athletes who participate in the World ParaAthletics Championships London 2017. He can easily ride the BerkelBike with his walking prosthetics. Luke got to know the BerkelBike on a trade fair, he was one of the first Berkel Bikers with an aluminum frame in England. Years later, he is still very excited about this solution to his mobility problem.

ANJA OONK – LEG AMPUTATION DUE TO A BACTERIA

In October 2012, my left leg was completely amputated due to a carnivorous bacteria. From the first day I got the BerkelBike, I went cycling. We rode a few kilometers through the beautiful Achterhoek, but these kilometers soon became more.

I set my mind on riding 15 kilometers to Lindensemolen, a small village. By November, I had achieved my goal. We cycle through weather and wind, so the BerkelBike is adapted with mudguards, so my seat stays clean and is protected against water and mud. We also added a small mirror to further enhance safety.

CHECK BELOW MORE STORIES AND EXPERIENCES OF BERKELBIKE USERS WITH AN AMPUTATION.