Alinker is a Canadian company founded by a Dutch designer, Barbara Alinker.
Following a comment made by her mother regarding a deep aversion to using a rollator, Barbara set about a process of designing an alternative solution; one that maintained the dignity and emotional wellness of the rider, as well as supporting their physical needs.
Barbara subsequently created the amazing Alinker walking-bike. The design allows the saddle to effectively carry the rider’s weight, leaving the legs free to move with a high degree of freedom to propel the bike, both forwards and backwards. The upright design allows the rider to maintain near-full height, so when interacting with other people, the rider is doing so at the same eye level.
The bike can be propelled with the minimum of effort with one or both legs, making it an alternative to a wheelchair for amputees and riders with a degree of mobility in at least one leg. It is also increasingly being used by people without disabilities for low impact exercise to maintain or build muscle condition and therefore prolong the onset of reduced mobility.
In our opinion, the Alinker is one of the single biggest design innovations in personal mobility in modern times.
The Alinker is currently only available in North America, New Zealand and the Netherlands, where it is changing lives.
We are very excited to announce that Pyxis will be the exclusive distributor and retailer of the Alinker walking-bike across the whole of the UK.
Please see the Alinker product page to pre-order and be one of the first people in the UK to own an Alinker!
- ground-breaking concept,
- rider is at eye level with able-bodied people,
- reduces weight-bearing while promoting activity and exercise,
- can be used by the able-bodied to delay the onset of reduced mobility,
- very cool design.
Indoor and outdoor
[photo links to Alinker]