Loopwheels Christmas Shutdown

Season’s Greetings from Loopwheels  . . . and our local hero Robin Hood You may be busy with your preparations as the year draws to a close, but we hope you’ll take a moment to reflect on the year and good memories you’ve made. From Loopwheels, in a frosty, chilly part of the UK called Sherwood Forest – to you, whether… Read more

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Vibration Reduction Assessment of Loopwheels

The Problem: Studies have shown that wheelchair users are exposed to levels of vibration that are considered unsafe and that this can affect health and life quality 1 .  This is a risk factor for all wheelchair users, increasing the amount of muscle fatigue and potentially damaging connecting nerves 2. This can be particularly acute for those… Read more

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MT Push off road wheelchairs

Life is worth fighting for, says Stacie as she hits ‘off road’ wheelchair fundraising target

Stacie Pridden, 26, who splits her time between Norwich and her hometown of Swindon, has been given limited time to enjoy the rest of her life. Born with three holes in her heart, she was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in 2002 and had a heart and lung transplant at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire in 2015. But her body rejected the lungs and her condition is terminal. However, Stacie, who has shared her experiences at her Life Is Worth The Fight blog, and her partner Mark Watson, have been determined to enjoy their time together. They started crowdfunding to raise money for an MT Push from a UK wheelchair company, called Mountain Trike who specialise in outdoor wheelchairs, so Stacie could enjoy the countryside, beaches and music festivals. The MT Push wheelchair offers riders a safe, comfortable ride – with air suspension and hydraulic disc brakes it makes traveling over uneven…