Using the BerkelBike after an amputation
My name is Miek Des Bouvrie. In June 2011, my right leg was amputated because of a complication after a knee replacement. Rehabilitation went well. After exercising at Sint Maartenskliniek and another prosthesis, I can live my normal life again.
My experiences so far with de BerkelBike
I received my BerkelBike in March 2012. It is equipped with eight gears and an electric pedal assist, so I can ride uphill. It’s great! Meanwhile, I traveled about 350 km on my bike.
It takes me anywhere: to the gym, shopping, to girlfriends, I even take it with me on holidays. After disconnecting, the BerkelBike can easily go in to the car. It gives me my freedom and lets me enjoy nature. Most important for my choice of this product was that I could stay active, rather than sitting still on a mobility scooter.