All-terrain wheelchairs arriving soon at Ferry Meadows
As part of #PurpleTuesday today, we’re excited to announce that two all-terrain wheelchairs will be available to help visitors with access needs explore Ferry Meadows in the new year.
Thanks to a generous and thoughtful donation, specifically for the purpose of improving the visitor experience of those with access needs in Ferry Meadows, we have been able to place an order for two all-terrain wheelchairs from The Mountain Trike Company, a wheelchair company who produce and manufacture all-terrain wheelchairs from their premises in the UK.
The revolutionary and award winning all-terrain wheelchairs offer users the freedom and independence to travel off the beaten track and to explore and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. We’re proud that Ferry Meadows will be the first venue in the area to offer Mountain Trikes for use by the public.
Visitors will be able to choose the all-terrain wheelchair that matches their needs:
1) The Mountain Trike, lever drive all terrain wheelchair which allows the user to independently propel, steer and apply the hydraulic brakes whilst maintaining clean, dry hands
2) The MT Push all terrain attendant wheelchair which has a push handle located behind the rider where the steering and braking takes place by the rider’s buddy. This is suited for riders who aren’t able to self-propel but still want to enjoy the outdoors.
The all-terrain wheelchairs will be provided at Ferry Meadows alongside our extremely popular mobility scooter loan service. This service is made possible through continued donations from users and supporters, alongside other fundraising efforts. Thank you to everyone who has donated to this service this year.
The two new all-terrain wheelchairs will be available for our visitors to borrow in the new year. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates.