The Activetrails team were in Overstrand yesterday with Norfolk Trails. A beautiful village in North Norfolk and well worth a visit.
Recently the Activetrails team has been rolling routes with Norfolk Trails eventually some of these will be added to their website.
The demo I recently received from Activetrails was really great, informative and so helpful to try before you buy so to speak. I really valued the opportunity because it is difficult to know what wheelchair suits you, especially when you need it for all terrain purposes - for me this entails field trips and environmental consultancy work. Stuart thoroughly spoke through the wheelchair, all its parts, maintenance, and how to manoeuvre in it. Next i was able to try it out, once i got familiar with the steering (as it is steered through the back trike wheel unlike a conventional wheelchair) we went over grass, some woodland and gravel car park. The trike managed so well over all the terrains and had no issues going up gradients or down. The breaking system is super sensitive but once I got the hang with it i was away going down slopes I wouldn't have managed in my basic wheelchair. I can definitely see the appeal for the Mountain Trike, the lever propel system is much easier than conventional propelling, it can cope on numerous terrains and even folds up to fit in a car!
> Stuart was very friendly with demonstrating the wheelchair, he made me feel comfortable in the chair and getting to grips with the steering and propelling. I would highly recommend Mountain Trike if you're thinking of buying an all-terrain wheelchair. And would definitely recommend a demonstration to work out if the chair is suitable to you.
> Once again, thank you to the Activetrails Team.
We have recently been to Whitlingham Park giving more demonstrations for the Mountain Trike. Anyone interested in a MT demonstration before buying one can contact us.
Activetrails members Stuart and Adam
Recently Activetrails have been auditing Angles Way and Wherrymans Way with Norfolk Trails.
We have in our possession a MT Push for a demonstration on Monday 6th August. If anyone would like a demonstration please contact us.
North Wootton was the latest Norfolk Trails audit, a 3 mile circular route. Recently we revisited Holkham and Wells a 7 mile route which included Holkham Hall and Wells sea front.
Activetrails members Adam, Karl and Stuart
We have added 3 more wheelchair accessible routes to our Events and Trails page, they are Sheringham, Mundsley and Werrymans Way. Sheringham is suitable for the everyday wheelchair user although some users may need assistance but Mundsley and Werrymans Way we would recommend Mountain Trike users only.
Recently the draft of the 'Norfolk Access Improvement Plan' was revealed in the County Hall for the Stakeholders. Activetrails were invited and attended this event.
ActiveTrails are having a demonstration of the Mountain Trike EVO on Monday 9th April at Whitlingham Country Park if you would like to come and give it a try please get in touch with us to arrange a viewing.
Mountain Trike EVO Video
The MT Evo is a Mountain Trike adapted for riders with limited hand function – inclusive, all-terrain, self-propelled, versatile and available in any colour and just as good looking as the Mountain Trike original
The Activetrails team has been assisting Norfolk Trails this week with some more audits in Bacton Woods, Cromer and Mundsley. Norfolk Trails are including wheelchair accessible routes on their website. We will be adding some routes to our website soon.
National England have been improving the coast to encourage people to visit the coast and walk more, Lord Gardiner was in the Great Yarmouth area to see the improvements that have been made. Two wheelchair accessible boardwalks have been constructed to give wheelchair users the chance to experience the beach and get closer to the sea, Activetrails were invited to have a look at these boardwalks.
We've now started access testing the Marriotts Way with Norfolk Trails. This will be 26 miles long and is from Norwich to Aylsham.
Norfolk Trails are currently in the process of creating access tested booklets. These will be available to view online via there website.
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