10th January, 2023
Kath and her partner are living between the UK and Spain and have recently invested in an adult tricycle. We spoke with Kath about her experience with Jorvik Tricycles and what she enjoys most about her adult tricycle.
When Kath and her partner moved into a motorhome they needed a practical and convenient mode of transport for day-to-day activities when their motorhome was on pitch. They didn’t want to buy another vehicle due to costs and the impact a second vehicle would have on the environment.
Originally a typical bicycle wasn’t an option as Kath’s balance isn’t the best, especially not when lugging shopping back and forth. However, when the idea of a 3-wheel bike was raised they began researching their options. Having spent several weeks researching they eventually found Jorvik Tricycles and knew immediately they had found their perfect solution. Jorvik Tricycles ticked all the boxes they were looking for…
‘’an electric pedal-assisted trike, with a small basket on the front for personal belongings and a larger rear basket to store all the shopping. Key to our choice was that the trike could also fold and fit inside the small trailer we towed on the rear of the motorhome. Perfect.’’
Since purchasing their Jorvik Tricycles, Kath and her partner have been turning heads in the UK and whilst on their travels in Spain. Whilst they’ve been out exploring, they’ve had interest from many people, specifically those with mobility issues and those who struggle on a conventional bicycle. As well as offering to let a few people have a quick go on their Jorvik Tricycle, lots of people have even stopped them to ask questions … Where do you buy a tricycle from?... Is it easy to ride an adult tricycle?... How much is a tricycle?
Kath and her partner have found that ‘’life is made easier by traveling by tricycle’’ and now take their Jorvik Tricycle to most places with them. Whether it be clothes shopping or food shopping, to the hairdresser or to pick up a takeaway, or anywhere where parking is usually a problem. Their Jorvik Tricycle has made everyday tasks are made much easier and quicker, all with the added bonus of getting a little bit of extra exercise in! It’s become such an integral part of their everyday life that they’ve named their Jorvik Tricycle ‘Trixie’!
At the moment the pair only have one tricycle and are sharing ‘Trixie’ between them, which usually means they often end up arguing over who gets to ride and who has to walk. Besides the practicality and convenience of their tricycle, Kath and her partner have found that their 3 wheel bike is the perfect way to explore the coastal paths in Spain, dropping into different cafes, breathing in the fresh sea air, listening to the roar of the waves and watching the changing blue-green colours of the ocean.