Parri Hageraats – The first BerkelBike-user
Parri Hageraats from Venhuizen, the Netherlands is the very first official BerkelBike owner.
Previously, BerkelBikes have been used in various scientific research studies of the Sint Maartens Hospital and the University Medical Centre St. Radboud. However, Parri bought the first commercial BerkelBike.
Cycling with multiple disabilities
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 respectively.
She cycles weekly and in the summer twice a week, but always with a companion. When there’s heavy rain, she cycles on the stationary bike. Recently, she managed to cycle completely independently with this tricycle.