Parri Hageraats – The first BerkelBike-user
Parri Hageraats from Venhuizen (Noord Holland, the Netherlands) was the very first official BerkelBike owner.
Previously there are BerkelBikes used in various scientific research studies of the Sint Maartens Hospital and the University Medical Centre St. Radboud, but Parri got the first commercial BerkelBike.
Cycling with multiple dissabilities
Parri is also in another way a special BerkelBike user. She is mentally and physically handicapped, caused by meningitis and an incomplete high spinal cord injury.
She cycles weekly and in the summer twice a week, but always with a companion. When it is heavily raining, she cycles on the stationary bike. Recently, she managed to cycle completely independently with this tricycle.