New Ways to Play One of the great joys of parenting is watching your child discover new hobbies and interests. To watch them develop new skills, thrive in new environments and grow in confidence, is a wonderful feeling. At Active Hands, we want to enable all children to discover their passion and reach their full potential. We …
Transporting the Mountain Trike is an important aspect to consider and we have a section on transporting options for the Mountain Trike which you can find here. Some areas for transporting the Trike may need a further explanation and we sometimes get queries about how best to lift the Trike into a car. A certain amount of strength, balance and stability is required to do this and we have outlined a couple of methods on how to do this on our information sheet which can be downloaded and utilised so you or whoever is around to assist with this can follow. How to lift the Trike into a car info sheet
Where are you most likely to meet a pair of Loopwheels out and about? in GERMANY! Yes, Germany is the country that buys more Loopwheels than any other. We’re a British company and we design and make all our Loopwheels here in England. But right from the start of selling Loopwheels for wheelchairs in 2015,… Read more
The ePush is an attendant all terrain wheelchair, manually driven using the push handle located behind the rider, but when things get steep or the terrain gets too much the electric power assist can take over and do the hard work for you! Download the information sheet which provides riding tips and detail of the various electric assist controls. ePush control instructions Visit the ePush product page for full spec.
The eTrike all terrain wheelchair offers the best of both worlds as it can be ridden manually and has the option for power assist – perfect for when the going gets tough or if you want to add some speed! Download the information sheet for tips on the lever drive system, the parking brake and how to reverse. There is also some information about general riding and a page on the electric assist controls. eTrike control instructions Visit the eTrike product page for full spec.
The MT Push is our attendant all terrain wheelchair. The steering and braking takes place by using the push handle located behind the rider. It is hugely popular with families for inclusive outdoor adventures. The MT Push is easy to control and manoeuvre for the pusher. Air suspension and hydraulic brakes offers the rider a safe and comfortable ride. Download the information sheet for tips on transferring, the parking brake and how to control the MT Push. MT PUSH control instructions Visit the MT Push product page for full spec.
The Mountain Trike is a manual all terrain wheelchair with a unique lever drive system. It is unlikely that you will have experienced a wheelchair ride like the Mountain Trike before and it can take some time getting used to it. Download our hints and tips to get the best out of your Mountain Trike which includes information on how to drive and reverse and how to use your parking brake, there is also detail on general riding. Once you’ve mastered it you can focus on building your confidence and be able to head out further a field. Even if you are an experienced Triker these tips about riding, braking and reversing might come in handy. MT5 Control Instructions Visit the Mountain Trike product page for full spec.
The MT Evo, is a manual Mountain Trike all terrain wheelchair with a unique lever drive system and adaptations for those with limited hand function and grip. It offers the same outstanding off road performance as the MT5 but has simpler controls.The MT Evo has been adapted for users with limited grip The downloadable information sheet provides detail on the parking brake, how to adjust the brakes, drive engagement and general riding tips. The sheet is great for new riders, but also if you need reminding about how to control your Trike. MT Evo Control Instructions Visit the MT Evo product page for full spec.
Information for the simplest technique for reversing the Mountain Trike / eTrike: 1. Pull handle up to disengage the drive 2. Rotate the handle to lock 3. Roll backwards by pulling the spokes of the wheels and controlling direction with the steering lever. These are usually clean and offer enough leverage to reverse. As the Trike’s turning circle is very small, often reversing can be avoided, but on the rare occasions it is required, you tend to only go back a meter or so before re-engaging the drive and turning around. A mechanism to enable reversing with the drive levers would add a great deal of weight, cost and complexity to the drivetrain which we found through extensive user testing isn’t necessary for the rare occasions reverse is required.