10th February, 2023
Active Travel England recently shared a video on Twitter featuring one of our electric mountain trikes. After so many of our Jorvik Community bought the video to our attention and tagged us in the comments, we reached out to David, the man featured in the video, to see if he’d be interested in sharing his story.
David was kind enough to share his story and tells us all about how he’d been getting on with his adult tricycle.
As David was getting older he found that he was beginning to struggle with his mobility. It was becoming increasingly difficult for him to leave the house and lead a normal life, especially as he could no longer drive. He felt he had become reliant on his daughter if he wanted to anywhere. However, David expressed that ‘the trike solves that problem brilliantly’.
When he first began looking into adult tricycles as a solution to his immobility, he did a lot of research into what models there were out there! The deciding factor for David was Jorvik Tricycles’ hydraulic brakes - which is a more efficient braking system. Besides this, his other favourite thing about his mountain trike is how quick and easy it is to get about now. He has loved the freedom he now has, he no longer has to rely on his family to go about his day-to-day life which has been a game-changer for David.
‘’Now I live a far, far better life’'
Not only has David’s electric mountain trike helped him regain some independence, but he loves how fun cycling is! He expressed his delight at being able to fly up steep hills so quickly and with no difficulty, and he finds that especially on smooth road surfaces his ride feels effortless! David’s favourite route is cycling along the Poole and Bournemouth seafront promenade and harbour – there’s no better freeing feeling than cycling along the seaside! He’s able to leisurely cycle along without wobbling as you would on a bicycle, easily get off his tricycle to admire the view and then hop back on to continue on his cycle.
When David first got his adult tricycle he explained that it took him a couple of weeks to get accustomed to riding it. He found that riding a tricycle is quite different from riding a traditional bicycle, but he made sure to start slow and quickly picked it up! He is now able to ‘enjoy the many delights of riding a trike’. He also added that if you’re thinking of getting an adult tricycle think about storage. If you are limited on storage you will be better off getting a folding trike to save space.
‘’I’d certainly recommend my Jorvik Tricycle to others; it can transform your life and at the very least it’s a lot of fun to ride. And cycling is easier than walking!’’
All in all, our Jorvik Tricycle has certainly got David’s seal of approval!