The Van Raam Mini tricycle is designed for a child to ride with stability and in comfort. Made in the Netherlands, this is a quality machine and built to last.
VAT relief may be available for disabled customers purchasing this product. Click here to see if you qualify.
Standard features include fixed wheel drive, steering limiter, chain protector, lights, rear hub brakes, front V-brake, parking brake, security lock, and environmentally friendly paint. The frame comes with five-year warranty.
A fixed gear allows the rider to reverse the trike and to slow it down without using a brake lever. The trike’s momentum carries the cranks past top-dead-centre which can be helpful for developing leg strength and flexibility.
Differential: the differential is important; cheaper trikes drive only one rear wheel, making pedalling harder to turn in the direction of the driven wheel. Differentials allow both rear wheels to be driven – balancing out the drive forces – and this makes going round corners the same whichever way you turn. Without a differential all pedalling forces travel through one wheel – a differential makes it much less likely to lose traction in slippery conditions.
The ‘Midi’ is more suitable for larger children or small adults. Click here to see the Midi tricycle.
Adapt and Customise
- Freewheel (single speed)
- Back-pedal-brake (single speed)
- 8-Speed Shimano Nexus hub gear with hydraulic brake
- 8-Speed Shimano Nexus hub gear with back-pedal-brake
- 8-Speed Shimano Nexus hub gear with back-pedal-brake and & reverse function (pedal backwards)
Electric drive system: this product is also available with an electric motor. The electric assist ‘Silent System’ is produced entirely by Van Raam. The motor, battery, controller, smart display, and software are developed especially for inclusive cycles. The motor also assists when reversing the cycle (pedalling backwards). A smartphone app connects with the settings of the e-system, and can record cycling data, including speed and distance. Battery capacity can also be viewed on the app, real-time.
The Silent electrical system is a 36 Volt system with 250-Watt motor. The pedal sensor detects movement and force and adjusts output accordingly. The system is very smooth – unexpected jolting, which can occur in other systems, is prevented with the Silent System.
Other available options:
- A range of extra battery packs for electric assist
- Frame sizes 25 cm or 39 cm (standard is 30 cm)
- One piece handlebar
- Handlebar controlled hydraulic brakes, gears, and bell on one side only
- Backrest support (with or without waist belt)
- Foot rest/ step
- Easy-shift gears
Other colours are available at extra cost, in any of the standard RAL colours.
A range of adaptations is available. See the Accessories & Adaptations section of this website.
- Frame: made from high quality steel
- Gears: fixed wheel
- Colour: king blue/red/yellow (environmentally friendly paint)
- Chain protector
- Parking brake
- Security lock
- Rear wheels: 16″
- Front wheel: 16″
- Front brake: V
- Rear brakes: Hub
- Weight: c21 kg
- Max length: 136 cm
- Max width: 60 cm
- Max user weight: 65 kg
- Step-over height: 20 cm
- Inside leg length: 47-59 cm
- Frame size: 30 cm
Book a Cycling Assessment
You can visit us any time during opening hours, but only through an appointments system can we be sure that the specialist able to help you most will be available, and that the ideal demo cycles are at base at that time. Appointments mean we can give you the full support and time you need to try a wider selection of cycles and possible adaptations.
Finding Your Cycle...
All kinds of bikes for all kinds of people. That’s our thinking at Get Cycling, and we demonstrate, adapt and supply what is probably the world’s widest range of specialised cycles. We are a not-for-profit, operating nationally, and promoting diversity in cycle design and supply. We believe that our new and refurbished cycles take pedal-power into new realms of delight.
We have child-carrying options, cargo cycles, tandems, adapted cycles for special needs, folding bikes, fun bikes, tricycles, companion cycles, multi-seaters, recumbents and much more. If we don’t have a new model of what you need then we may well have a refurbished version. In any case, please talk to us so that we can check that the cycle you have in mind is right for you.