University offers off-road wheelchair for students

DMU becomes first university in the world to have off-road wheelchair for students   DMU has become the first university in the world to offer less-able students the chance to use an all-terrain wheelchair. Find out what it means to one wheelchair user here.

Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge my all terrain Mountain Trike wheelchair

Iain Fryatt, 24, from Kent, UK has a condition called Friedreich’s Ataxia which he was diagnosed with at the age of nine. It is a degenerative disease that primarily affects the nervous system and the heart, meaning that Iain needs to use a wheelchair. In October 2014 Iain achieved something he never thought would be possible – a first for Iain and a world first for Mountain Trike. Here is his story… KILIMANJARO BY MOUNTAIN TRIKE On 13th October  2014 at 10.46 I reached Uhuru Peak on Mt Kilimanjaro. At 5895m this is the highest free standing mountain in the world. A feat attempted by 15,000 people a year, but completed by only 40%. The difference between their attempts and mine is that I completed the climb in a Mountain Trike!! I followed the Rongai Route, taking 8 days to climb the mountain, and 2 days to descend it. We…

The Guardian: Five visionary wheelchair designs

We rather like the description The Guardian has given our Mountain Trike wheelchair -“The Bear Grylls of the wheelchair world” – the Mountain Trike has already been used to scale Snowdon and Ben Nevis, and been taken on safari across Africa.Click the link below to read the full review of these visionary wheelchair designs which include the Mountain Trike… The Guardian: Five visionary wheelchair design review

Living with my off road Mountain Trike wheelchair – 3 years on

Mountain Trike – 3 years on… So October 2014 marks quite an occasion for us – we have been trading for 3 years and we have been fortunate enough to meet some amazing and inspirational people. In the previous 5+ years of design and development we met a number of wheelchair users who helped the Mountain Trike become what it is today. Because we predominately sell direct to customers, we have built quite a relationship with our customers and we love hearing and sharing your stories. We are still in touch regularly with lots of our customers and have captured and want to share the thoughts from our very first customer on how the last 3 years have been for him with his Trike. Whilst 3 years doesn’t seem like a big birthday to celebrate, it is quite a significant point for us as all our customers receive a 3…