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Access the Yorkshire Dales 28th September

20/08/2016

Your browser does not support iframes.      Our programme for the day At Grimwith Reservoir A chance to meet and try a range of chairs and scooters for off-road use. Our base: Grimwith Sailing Club clubhouse 10.30am Tea & coffee 11am Short introduction to the day 11.15am Walks & activities 12.30pm Lunch (must be […]

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Segway for the Disabled

13/11/2015

At a demonstration today at Dartmoor National Park HQ, we were told that the Genny is a Class 2 Medical Device. This means that it can be used on pavements (and on roads when there is no pavement).  So while it remains illegal to use the Segway on public highways, the Genny gives the mobility-limited […]

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TerrainHopper Open Day

07/10/2015
TerrainHopper Open Day

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New Trailer ready for action

05/05/2015
New Trailer ready for action

We have a nice new trailer for delivering two of our Loan Scooters to rambles.  This replaces the trailer very kindly loaned to us by Robin. Thanks Rob & Eileen for arranging the purchase & delivery. Thanks Ted & Stuart for all your efforts with the old trailer.

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Mountain Trike

17/03/2015
Mountain Trike

March 17th Bowland Visitors Centre Lancashire Countryside ranger Tarja Wilson got the opportunity to try a Mountain Trike when Tim Martin brought his two amazing wheelchairs to Beacon Fell today to demonstrate what they can do.  They certainly are ground breaking.  Though Tim assured us there are no age limits and they have users from 10 […]

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Try a Mountain Trike

11/03/2015

Date moved to Tuesday 17th March 2pm at the Bowland Visitor Centre, Beacon Fell Country Park.   PR3 2NL      

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Try a Mountain Trike

26/01/2015
Try a Mountain Trike

Date moved to Tuesday 17th March 2pm at the Bowland Visitor Centre, Beacon Fell Country Park.   PR3 2NL The Mountain Trike wheelchair is a local invention now exporting to the USA Join us for a demonstration of the Mountain trike. Tramper all- terrain mobility scooters are available to be booked at Beacon Fell. Refreshments provided […]

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Puncture Proof Tyres

24/11/2014
Puncture Proof Tyres

A puncture while out rambling is most unwanted. Beamer, the makers of the Tramper recommend OKO Puncture Free off road tyre sealant which costs £12 for 1250ml TGA sell their own branded sealant at £10 for 300 ml    However, one of our members thought you might be interested to know about these tyres: “We […]

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TGA Supersport in Ford Grand C-Max

14/02/2014

Helen thought some might find it interesting to see how a TGA Supersport can be hoisted into a Ford:               

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Taking a Scooter on a Bus

15/10/2013

Some bus companies now allow some Cat 2 scooters on buses. To find out which ones meet their criteria, go to Rica who conduct consumer research for older people: Mobility scooters on buses The Research Institute for Consumer Affairs (Rica) is a UK Charity providing independent research and information. They have also published a guide to 400 […]

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Cotswold Outdoor Discount

08/10/2013

Cotswold Outdoor have renewed our 15% discount until October 2014.  To continue to receive this, we need to use it. Please go to the Members Only page for details.

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Our Day Off

05/07/2013
Our Day Off

During a Ramble Tour, we programme in a day off to give us all a rest. However, yesterday, instead of sunning on the beach, Robin and I took the loan scooters to Beamer, the  makers of the Tramper, to service them. Not quite the same as having you car serviced.  Here, they supplied the parts […]

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A4W Observer 4×4 Powerchairs at Exibitions

05/04/2013
A4W Observer 4×4 Powerchairs at Exibitions

  Those of you on the  Devil’s Punchbowl ramble will remember Clive and Alex on their 4×4 Powerchairs which have the ability to climb steps. They will be demonstrating their improved versions at the following shows and are offering a 15% discount and free, no obligation home consultations. ASAAL (Ability Sports & Active Lifestyle) – 19th/20th April, Loughborough University. Stand A12  […]

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Naidex at NEC

26/03/2013

Naidex Just a reminder that this major exhibition for the less able will be on at the NEC, Birmingham from 30th April to 2nd May.

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Val is Volunteers Co-ordinator

08/12/2012
Val is Volunteers Co-ordinator

Volunteers are the life-blood of the Disabled Ramblers. On rambles they open gates, police road crossings, help get scooters through difficult sections and generally reassure & encourage ramblers. Behind the scenes they deliver the MSU (Mobile Support Unit) with our loan scooters and Mobile Accessible Toilet to the rambles – and get everything ready for […]

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Cross Country Wheelchair

22/11/2012
Cross Country Wheelchair

People in the developing world have far less access to equipment than we are blessed with. A designer has produced a wheelchair which can go over rough terrain.  The first 200 will produced this month in India. Quote from the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) web site: Mechanical Engineer Amos Winter wants to know: How do […]

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Skis for your Wheelchair

02/10/2012
Skis for your Wheelchair

Does your wheelchair get stuck in the snow?  There maybe a solution for you this winter by adding a pair of mini skis. See  http://www.gizmag.com/wheelblades-mini-wheelchair-skis/24329/ for more details.

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15% Discount from Cotswold Outdoor

29/08/2012
15% Discount from Cotswold Outdoor

Members of the Disabled Ramblers can now save 15% on purchases from Cotswold Outdoor. Go to the ‘Members Only’ page to find out how.

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Chairman Faces the Camera

22/06/2012
Chairman Faces the Camera

While visiting the Mobility Roadshow at Peterborough today, Tony was interviewed on camera about the Disabled Ramblers for the show organisers. Dorothy was kept busy giving out Disabled Ramblers leaflets to many of the visitors.

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At NAIDEX 2012

02/05/2012
At NAIDEX 2012

Just back home from the NEC. Lots of goodies to spend our money on. It was good to see several DR members there. Modified Segway This modified Segway looked fun. It was built by her husband – a rocket engineer! She uses it in the New Forest when running her Huskies      

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