In the Netherlands, older people are still active. The over 65s make 24% of their journeys by bicycle, not a very much smaller percentage than much younger people.
When you have a population which cycles right through life you need bikes available which suit all ages and fitnesses.
This is one of the designs that you occasionally see around the city.
It's not as upright as a normal Dutch utility bike, but has a lower saddle position so that you can get your feet flat on the ground. Ideal for people who have trouble on a "normal" bike.
Note that it has all the usual features of a practical bicycle including a chain case, skirt guard, mudguards (fenders), dynamo lights, kick stand, in-built lock and carrier rack.
A perfectly practical bike... but a little different.
Here's another bike designed to make it easy for people who can't lift their legs as they used to.
It has a very low step over frame which again makes it easier for a lot of people to get on their bike in the first place.
We sell many practical components for bicycles, including replacement handlebars and other items to improve comfort, in our web shop.
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