How adult tricycle help those with disabilities
13th October, 2021
At Jorvik, we know that everyone can appreciate how amazing it feels to be able to get outside and feel the breeze pass by you as you cycle. However, for those less able cycling can become difficult as it can be hard to balance, pedal and steer at the same time. That is actually how Jorvik was founded. Founded upon a desire to create tricycles for everyone, including those with learning or physical disabilities, health issues and other personal challenges.
Here are our top 3 ways that tricycles can help those less able to find their freedom again!
For those with certain disabilities or health issues it can become difficult to balance, pedal and steer all at the same time. However, tricycles do not require the same level of coordination to stay safely on the trike. This is especially true of electric tricycles as not only does the third wheel provide extra support but the motorised aspect of the trike takes some of the pressure away from pedalling. Tricycles are therefore also able to help with peoples stability by acting as a contemporary style of mobility assistance. For example, if you are unable to walk long distances but keen to keep moving, you can instead get about using a tricycle.
Low- impact exercise
Cycling in general can be a great form of exercise that people are able to make as intense or as relaxed as they want based on their abilities. It is also a great form of exercise to build leg strength and improve joint strength and mobility. Cycling can therefore be a great way for those with disabilities or health issues to maintain a suitable level of fitness that’s appropriate for them. Again, electric trikes are especially good for those who require extra support as it can ease some of the effort required when cycling but still allows your muscles to be working and moving.
Mental health benefits
Cycling is known to improve people’s mood. As cycling makes your heart plump blood around your body faster it encourages the release of good endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. As a result, a lot of cyclists experience a kind of ‘cyclist high’. People can often struggle with how restrictive disabilities and health complications can be on their daily life. However, Jorvik tricycles aim to create tricycles for those less able to ensure they can still maintain some freedom and are able to get outside and exercise to clear their mind.
So, if you’re no longer able to ride a two-wheeled bike, then maybe take a look into Jorvik’s three-wheeled options that can provide you with a safer solution that enables you to overcome personal challenges, learning or physical disability or any other health issues.