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The municipality of Gartow lends out wheelchair bikes!

"VeloPlus" wheelchair bike is available for hire in Gartow

The joint municipality of Gartow offers the possibility of borrowing a VeloPlus bicycle especially for the transport of wheelchair users on a donation basis.

Wheelchair users do not have to leave their wheelchair for this, but can be rolled onto the loading area in a seated position and simply and securely fixed there. This makes excursions uncomplicated. The bike has motor support, an 8-speed gearbox, puncture-proof tyres and a hydraulic braking system. The person steering the bike should not weigh more than 110 kilos and the person sitting in the wheelchair must not exceed a total weight of 140 kilos. The wheelchair bike is suitable for almost any hand-operated wheelchair up to a width of 74 cm.

How can I hire a bike?

The VeloPlus bike is stationed at the DRK retirement home in Gartow at Hahnenberger Straße 9. The bike can be reserved there. It is recommended to make the reservation as early as possible, but at least one day in advance. Reservations can be made by telephone on 05846 / 97 92 20 or by e-mail to EL-Gartow@DRK-DAN.de take place. The bike can be booked for just a few hours, but also for one or up to three days. The allocation takes place after the bookings have been received.

What does the loan cost?

A donation is requested to cover the organisational and technical costs. This should be paid in cash to the DRK when the bike is returned.

Who made this offer possible?

The VeloPlus was purchased by the joint municipality of Gartow with the support of Avacon AG, Sparkasse Uelzen-Lüchow-Dannenberg, Voelkel GmbH, ALBIS GmbH, Bestattungshaus Schmidt-Maury and the DRK Kreisverband Lüchow-Dannenberg.

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