All Terrain Wheelchairs Ltd visited Activetrails recently to demonstrate 3 off road power chairs Extreme 8, Frontier V6 and Frontier V4. We are looking at ways to encourage more disabled into the countryside and power chairs will increase the number of people we can help. You can get more information on these chairs on there website.
On 12th March Active Norfolk are holding a 'Disabled Access Day'. The venue is at the Sportspark, UEA, Norwich and Activetrails will be present with the Mountain Trike. This will be an excellent opportunity to view the Trike. Local sports clubs will be promoting boccia, tennis, table tennis and wheelchair basketball. More information available here. Look forward to seeing you there.
Activetrails will be closed for business until 9th January 2017 for Christmas and New Year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our friends and associates from the Activetrails team!
Dear Activetrails Team
We are finally home from swimming, fed and girls in bed exhausted and happy after a great day out and I have a moment to sit down and drop you a quick line.
I can't begin to thank you and Al and your families enough for giving up your time today to demonstrate and hire the Mountain Trike to us, well, to Annabelle. We had the best walk we have had for a very, very long time. No pain and no tears, just happy kids out in the fresh air! After a slightly nervous start Annabelle really got the hang of it for a beginner and was determined to make it work for her and she did. Quite how she managed an hour's swimming training on top of this I don't know but she was still smiling when she went to bed!
We all really appreciate your time and the trouble you went to to talk us through the trike, how to use it and it's maintenance. It was great to finally see and experience it first hand. I have no doubt that this will be a purchase for the future, hopefully not too distant, and will bring a great deal of pleasure to Annabelle and the whole family. She is already wondering if she might be able to use it to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme at school. Despite everything she sets her sights high and I have to admire her for that!
We hope the work you undertake with ActiveTrails continues to grow and succeed in opening up the countryside for all. You are a truly inspirational team.
Thank you again, from us all. We hope we will see you again soon.
Congratulations from the Activetrails team on receiving your Mountain Trike. It was a pleasure in helping you make the decision. Hope this will allow you to enjoy the countryside with more independence and freedom. Follow Sophies story here.
ActiveTrails have been loaned an MT Push from Mountain Trike Company for demonstrations and for interested parties to check out this amazing piece of kit. We will have the MT Push available between 21st - 25th November 2016. If this is of interest to you then please do get in touch using our contacts page to get in touch and to check availability.
Norfolk Trails will be giving talks on the Saturday 22nd October and Monday 24th October which Activetrails will be attending. The 'walking festival' is on Saturday which involves a talk, refreshments and a short walk Accessible Walks. The 'Coastal access' on Monday is to celebrate the Launch of the Second Stretch of the England Coast Path in Norfolk and to mark the 30th Anniversary of Norfolks National Trails and the Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival 2016.
On Tuesday 27th September (World Tourism Day) the Broads Authority launched their 'Broads access video.' The new video has been launched as part of an effort to make the Broads more accessible to people with disabilities. The video was presented by journalist and musician Mikcorrect Scarlet and highlights the Broads 125 miles of waterways and how many locations, activities are accessible to people with impairments.
Venture Keel from the Nancy Oldfield Trust Ark
Whitlingham Park and their solar powered wheelchair accessible boat Ra are featured in the video as well as Activetrails and the Mountain Trike. Stuart Smith, Ally Clarke, Mel Clarke and Bob Coolledge attended the launch on behalf of Activetrails.
Activetrails did there latest audit for the Norfolk County Council today. We were asked to assess for wheelchair access a section of Werrymans Way which was from Whitlingham Park to the Waters Edge Public house at Bramerton.
The Activetrails team would like to thank Whitlingham Park for hosting the 'picnic in the park' family day yesterday. Also thanks to everybody who visited our stall and viewed, tried the Mountain Trike. If anyone has any questions about the Trike or would like a demonstration please contact us on 07918 520212
Activetrails Open Day will be held on the 24th July at Whitlingham Country Park 'Picnic in the Park' family day out. Whilst exploring the countryside with excellent views come and visit the Activetrails team. This will be an ideal chance to see the 'Mountain Trike' and 'Mountain Trike Push' first hand. Speak to the team about the advantages the Mountain Trike has over the everyday wheelchair, maybe book a demonstration at a later date. We look forward to seeing you there.
Whitlingham Country Park
The Activetrails team were in Hunstanton on Wed 5th July checking accessible routes for the disabled in Hunstanton. This is assisting the Norfolk County Council with there Explore More Coast project. Activetrails involvement is to assist in making more routes accessible for the disabled.
On 12th June Activetrails members Ally Clarke, Stuart Smith, Karl Read and Lesley Smith traveled to Nantwich to meet Mountain Trike to discuss future plans for Activetrails. This gave us the opportunity to meet face to face to let them know what we have been doing and what we are trying to achieve as a group. We look forward to working together in the future.
Karl Read and Lesley Smith using the Mountain Trike Push
Further information and date will be announced soon.
Active Trails will soon be auditing Brandon - Weeting in deepest south west Norfolk. This is due to commence on the 24th or 26th February 2016, and is being carried out for the Norfolk County Council and their 'Explore More Coast and 'Breaking new ground' projects. We will update the blog on our findings soon.
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