Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge for Mountain Trike wheelchair rider

Jack Morgan, who following a fall five years ago was left paralysed has completed a personal challenge that he set himself by making it to the top of one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks. Jack used his Mountain Trike – a self-propelled off-road wheelchair to make the ascent from Horton in Ribblesdale to the summit of Pen-y-Ghent. He was joined on Saturday’s (23 April 2016) event by friends, family and members of the Cave Rescue Organisation, for which he was raising funds. They made the 11km (7-mile) trip with the 36-year-old lecturer in cool but good conditions to the summit of the 694m (2,277ft) fell. Jack said: “While it was physically tough going up, the downhill was more worrying. “The chance of losing control was higher, and made it a bit more fraught.” His effort has so far raised more than £1,800 for the Clapham-based team, whose volunteers go to the aid…

Race success for Mountain Trike wheelchair rider

The last time I was featured on the Mountain Trike blog I was showing my Trixie bike attachment to walk Jupes (my dog). This was around June/July 2015 and I had injured my shoulder and been told it would take a year to heal. Today, April 17th I have just done my first 10k ever and I have done it in my Mountain Trike. It has been a fabulous day as I did it all on my own and in 1:33:14 which I am so proud of. Previously I have done an 18 mile Fright Hike in the trike – we were the first ever wheelchair team for Support Dogs. In September I am going up Snowdon with a team again for Support Dogs in my Trike. The 10k though stands out as it was me on my own and I  did it from start to finish without help…

Aaron Phipps customised MT

UK Paralympian’s greatest challenge using his all terrain Mountain Trike wheelchair

Photo caption: Aaron test riding a Mountain Trike News Summary:  Aaron Phipps, who after contracting meningitis which had a major impact on his life, is no stranger to challenges – he has represented Team GB in the London 2012 Paralympics wheelchair rugby squad and is now facing his biggest challenge yet, as he plans to complete the London Marathon this month and summit Mount Kilimanjaro in May. For further information contact: Jayne Fishwick, jayne@mountaintrike.co.uk or 07969 097152 Full Story: UK Paralympian’s greatest challenge Aaron Phipps has been a long term supporter of both Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) and Shaw Trust after contracting meningitis in 1999. As a result of the disease Aaron needed both legs amputating below the knee as well as the tips of his fingers. His determination has seen him compete in wheelchair races and representing Team GB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games as part of the wheelchair rugby squad. In 2016 Aaron…

Mountain Trike all terrain wheelchair customer experiences video

We love to hear from our customers and try to keep up to date with as many of you as possible.  There is nothing better than receiving an email, photographs or videos to see and hear what you have been up to.  When possible we share this information to help other potential customers see that it can be possible to enjoy the great outdoors with friends and family thanks to the Mountain Trike – after all there is no better review than from you the user. This video does just that… If you’d like further information please visit our Mountain Trike website or Contact Us here and we’ll happily help with any queries you have or if you are a customer we’d love to hear from you so we can share your experiences too!

How to bleed your Mountain Trike wheelchair dual brakes

Every once in a while, to ensure that your Mountain Trike brakes work effectively, you will need to bleed them so we have set out instructions of how to do this on the attachment.  Please do always contact us if you are unsure of what to do or alternatively visit your local bike shop and they should be able to help. Click the below link to view the downloadable pdf. DUAL BRAKE BLEEDING