CYCLING WITH YOUR OWN MUSCLES, DESPITE A CONDITION

Why choose a BerkelBike over a standard handbike?

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 their own muscle power.

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Improve health and fitness and overcome restrictions

Improve health and fitness and overcome restrictions

Using the BerkelBike, muscles can be trained again and users can remain 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 could move parts of my arms a little more. My hands do not work properly anymore and this causes me many problems.

My interest in training my muscles through electrical stimulation led me to the BerkelBike. It is an amazing bicycle that allows me to cycle again, using the muscles both in my arms and legs. The electrical stimulation allows my paralysed muscles to work. I can’t move my legs, this is true, but this technology keeps me fit. I have even built up new muscle tissue! Personally, I believe that staying fit is extremely important for patients with a spinal cord injury.”

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Lisa Green – Multiple Sclerosis

Lisa Green has been a fanatic athlete for years until she was diagnosed with MS in 1998. Training, and eventually 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 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 the BerkelBike, I had never even “walked” my dog. Now I can cycle alongside and I enjoy every second of it to say the least! I 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.

“Berkelbike’s mission is to ensure that disabled people in a wheelchair can stay healthy and fit. Our bicycles can provide a solution to this challenge. It is possible for people with disabilities to cycle by activating and stimulating the body’s own muscles regardless of their disability. This means it is possible to increase the person’s fitness and have a positive effect on their health.”

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BerkelBike-dealer: Paul Moore – Active Linx

Paul: ” As a paraplegic and active wheelchair user of 35 years, I understand only too well the importance of keeping fit and active in order to live a long life with few medical complications. From being a postgraduate in Sports Science at Loughborough University and former Paralympian, my passion has always been to promote innovative equipment that can enhance the lives of fellow disabled individuals.

We provide a ‘one–to–one’ service where we consider all the individual needs and requirements. We are completely involved in the process, starting from bespoke assessments all the way through to delivery, hand-over, set-up, training and 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 contribute to the wellbeing 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 completed 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 is to individuals facing a disability and how much potential there is to increase the benefits further.

Witnessing ar 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 important for everyone. Working with Paul, who is a long-time wheelchair user, business owner and former Paralympian, has inspired me to help other people regain similar levels of health and independence.”