CYCLING WITH YOUR OWN MUSCLES, DESPITE A CONDITION

Why choose a BerkelBike over standard handbikes?

You can cycle with your whole body, using arms and legs

You can cycle with your whole body, using arms and legs

The BerkelBike can be powered by either arms or legs and even both at the same time. Even if you are paralyzed.

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Electrical stimulation allows paralysed legs to actively cycle

Electrical stimulation allows paralysed legs to actively cycle

BerkelBike makes it possible for impaired individuals to ride a bicycle again using power from their own muscles.

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Improve health and fitness and overcome restrictions

Improve health and fitness and overcome restrictions

The BerkelBike can train muscles again and can help to keep the riders fit through cycling.

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Johnny Beer Timms – SCI – Tetraplegia (C4 / C5)

” In 2011, I had a trampoline accident after a failed backward somersault. The result was a complete transverse lesion, so I could no longer move my arms and legs. After leaving the hospital, I can now move parts of my arms a little more. My hands do not work properly anymore and this causes me many problems.

My interest in working muscles using led me to the BerkelBike. This amazing bike allows me to cycle again, using the muscles in my arms and legs. The electrical stimulation allows my paralysed muscles to move and helps keep me fit and healthy. I have even built new muscle tissue! Personally, I believe that staying fit is extremely important for patients with tetraplegia.”

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Lisa Green – Multiple Scleroses

Lisa Green had been a fanatic athlete for years, until she was diagnosed with MS in 1998. Training and finally even walking became very difficult for her.

“Obviously I was overjoyed when I could move again, especially because I knew it was my own body was causing the movement! Of course, my legs become tired after a few miles, but then my arms can take over. I can now cycle more than 20 miles, through Colorado’s beautiful autumn landscape. Before, I had never “walked” my dog. Now I can cycle alongside, which I enjoy every second to say the least! I still enjoy cycling every day with the BerkelBike, I love it.”

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OF COURSE, OUR PRODUCTS CAN ALSO BE USED FOR OTHER PHYSICAL CONDITIONS.
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Rik Berkelmans – CEO and inventor of the BerkelBike

Rik is the inventor of the BerkelBike. He studied Exercise Physiology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Chemistry (toxicology) at Radboud University Nijmegen. After graduating, he worked for the University of Nijmegen at a natural science laboratory. Privately, he looked for ways to keep people with transverse lesions fit and healthy.

“Ensuring that disabled people in a wheelchair can stay healthy and fit is BerkelBike’s mission. Our bicycles can provide a solution. It is possible to cycle by activating and stimulating the body’s own muscles. Thus, it is possible to build better health.”

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BerkelBike-dealer: Paul Moore – Active Links

Paul: ” As a paraplegic and active wheelchair user of some 35 years I know only too well the importance of keeping fit and active for living longer with less medical complications. From being a post graduate of sports science from Loughborough University and former Paralympian my passion has always been to promote innovative equipment that will enhance the lives of fellow Disabled individuals and the health benefits that they offer.

We provide a ‘one–to–one’ service where we consider all the individual needs and requirements. We are involved from bespoke assessments all the way through to delivery, hand-over, set-up, and training as well as offering after sales support. Knowing first-hand how accessible activity can enhance and encourage a healthier lifestyle we feel confident in promoting these unique products that contributes to the wellbeing of the lives of individuals with disabilities. “

BerkelBike-dealer: Billy Woods – Active Linx

Billy: “My background has always been in engineering and after a 7 year career in the British Army as an Electronics Technician I wanted to apply my skills in a medical environment. After completing an undergraduate degree in Medical Engineering at the University of Surrey I then went on to a complete a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. I conducted my postgraduate research on FES cycling and witnessed how beneficial this kind of technology was to individuals facing disability, and how much potential there was increasing these benefits further.

Seeing first-hand what people with any kind of limitation can accomplish with the right tools drives me in this work. I appreciate that what most people take for granted such as standing, walking or cycling is critical for everyone. Working with Paul, who is a long-time wheelchair user, business owner and former Paralympian has inspired me want to help other people regain similar levels of health and independence.