The 15%* discount we enjoy at Cotswold Outdoor has been extended to cover Snow+Rock, Runners Need and CycleSurgery. (*10% off cycles) The discount code remains the same as you were given at membership renewal. You can also find the code here on the ‘Members Only’ page. Thanks to Linda for finding this out.
Relating to equipment for disabled ramblers
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Date moved to Tuesday 17th March 2pm at the Bowland Visitor Centre, Beacon Fell Country Park. PR3 2NL
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 […]
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 […]
Helen thought some might find it interesting to see how a TGA Supersport can be hoisted into a Ford:
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]