“Generous donation” to park trust leads to all-terrain wheelchair order for the Mountain Trike Company
Helping disabled people access and enjoy Cambridgeshire’s great outdoors, Nene Park Trust has confirmed it has purchased two all-terrain wheelchairs from the Mountain Trike Company.
Formed from Ferry Meadows, Orton Meadows, Orton Mere, Woodston Reach, Thorpe Meadows and The Rural Estate, Nene Park is one of the most popular places for outdoors and enjoy nature in Peterborough.
The purchase of the Mountain Trike models was precipitated by a generous donation says Nene Park, specifically given for the purpose of improving the visitor experience of those with access needs at Ferry Meadows.
“We are absolutely delighted that we are going to be able to offer this service at Ferry Meadows and hopefully open up this well-loved Park to people who may not have been able to visit before, as well as helping existing visitors explore further and in more comfort,” said Susan Evans, Access Development Officer at Nene Park Trust.
“We know how much access to quality green space matters to the health and wellbeing of everyone, so to be able to provide equipment to help people with mobility impairment explore the Park is really exciting.”
Visitors will be able to choose between two all-terrain wheelchairs, the Mountain Trike and the MT Push.
The mobility manufacturer’s flagship product, the lever-driven all-terrain Mountain Trike enables the user to independently propel, steer and apply the hydraulic brakes of the chair whilst maintaining clean, dry hands. It was first invented by the company’s MD Tim Morgan during the final year of his studies at the University of Bath, before entering the market to praise and awards in 2011.
Suited for riders who aren’t able to self-propel but still want to enjoy the outdoors, the MT Push all-terrain attendant wheelchair has a push handle located behind the rider where the steering and braking take place by the rider’s attendant.
Nene Park Trust is excited to announce that two all-terrain wheelchairs will be available to help visitors with access needs explore Ferry Meadows in the New Year.
According to Nene Park Trust, Ferry Meadows will be the first venue in the area to offer Mountain Trikes for use by the public.
Tim Morgan, CEO and Founder of the Mountain Trike Company, commented: “We are thrilled that Nene Park Trust has chosen our all-terrain wheelchairs for visitors with limited mobility to access all areas of Ferry Meadows. With accessible changing room facilities already in place, the addition of the Mountain Trike and MT Push will enhance the visitor experience and I am sure visitors of all abilities will keep returning to discover all that Nene Park has to offer.”
The all-terrain wheelchairs will be provided alongside a popular mobility scooter loan service the Park already offers, which is funded by donations from users and supporters, alongside other fundraising efforts.
In October 2019, Cheshire-based Mountain Trike Company also announced it had secured Snowdrop Independent Living as a distributor in South Wales, continuing the wheelchair supplier’s nationwide expansion.https://thiis.co.uk/generous-donation-to-park-trust-leads-to-all-terrain-wheelchair-order-for-the-mountain-trike-company/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/mountain-trike-featured.jpg?fit=900%2C512&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/mountain-trike-featured.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomSupplier NewsTrade Newsall-terrain wheelchairs,Cambridgeshire,Cheshire,Ferry Meadows,Mountain Trike Company,MT Push,Nene Park Trust,Orton Meadows,Orton Mere,Snowdrop Independent Living,The Rural Estate,Thorpe Meadows,Tim Morgan,Woodston ReachHelping disabled people access and enjoy Cambridgeshire’s great outdoors, Nene Park Trust has confirmed it has purchased two all-terrain wheelchairs from the Mountain Trike Company. Formed from Ferry Meadows, Orton Meadows, Orton Mere, Woodston Reach, Thorpe Meadows and The Rural Estate, Nene Park is one of the most popular places...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine