The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine. - John Howard
Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein
£2,528.15 (ex. VAT)
A steer-from-the-rear tandem trike which we have started bringing in from Holland since we could find nothing like it in the UK. Our Chief Exec has a son with Down’s Syndrome and they ride nothing else now. The Nijland Nando 2 is designed with a parent/carer and companion in mind, whereby the rear person can take care of the steering. The main advantage of having a rear-steering tandem over normal tandems is the parent/carer sitting at the rear can see and communicate much more easily with their child/companion. Having three wheels means this tandem is much more stable especially when dismounting, there’s also a two-wheeled version. The front position is for a larger child or smaller adult. There’s another version, the Nindo, which is for a smaller child on the front. They are all also available in electric-assist versions.
An ingenious built in coupling system between the two riders makes it possible to disengage the pedalling for the front rider using a lever on the rear handlebars. So he or she can be obliged to pedal, or allowed to freewheel. There is also a footrest for the front rider.
The Sunny Nando 2 comes equipped with standard features like a Shimano 7-speed hub, freewheel, limited turning angle, large rear basket, bicycle lock, enclosed chain guard, parking brake, saddle-bag, battery operated lights and differential. The differential is important; it means you have drive on both rear wheels and consequentially less tyre wear. This is a quality machine made to Dutch standards, and will last for decades. We are a small community interest company specialising in disability cycling and bringing Nijland products to the UK. If you want any advice, phone our Chief Exec, Jim McGurn, who has bought one for personal use, to ride with his Down’s Syndrome son.
All kinds of adaptations, such as back supports, can be fitted. See the special needs adaptations section.