Do you remember your first bike, or tricycle? I’m not sure if I had one when small but I do remember coming home from school one day and my Mum had bought me a brand new bike.
I could ride it, but if I’m honest, I didn’t go out on it much and ended up selling it about a year later. Then I spent a day with my step-brother’s and sister at their home (ironically, not far from where I live now) and we rode our bikes all day. I had not had so much fun in ages.
You Never Forget How to Ride a Bike
Many years later we had a wonderful holiday at Whinfell Forest and I got on a bike again for the first time in a very long time. It was amazing at how quickly I picked it up again, it was so much fun wheeling around the park and seeing all it had to offer.
I have to admit though, I was a little sore that night!
My balance is really poor now, I would never be able to ride a bike. If my legs worked properly though, I certainly consider one of these tricycles.
This one is my favourite colour, and it’s electric too, great for when the going gets tough. You have to admit, it’s a lot prettier than a mobility scooter!
How great is it that you can fold it and put in the car boot!
Star has never been able to ride a bike because of balance issues. She has recently been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome which means her limbs are longer than usual and her connective tissue is looser. A tricycle like this would mean she’d get the chance to ride a bike for the first time.
I was intrigued to learn more about these tricycles. Of course my first instinct was how wonderful they would be for people like me and my daughter. Little did I realise that they were invented for people like us.
This is the Story from the website;
Born out of love.
When James Walker needed to find a good quality trike for his father, Stuart, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, he discovered a problem.
Choice was limited, designs were outdated, and most were out of his budget.
As any family facing hardship would attest, James felt compelled to help his dad continue to do what he loves. But he was running out of options.
Not willing to give up hope, he decided to take matters into his own hands.
And Jorvik Tricycles was born.
Isn’t that just lovely. The company also supports charities that might one day find a cure for Parkinson’s, MS and other life-limiting illnesses. Just like mine and Stars.