The Activetrails team will be at Whitlingham Park on 23rd July for the 'Picnic at the Park' day. If you're interested in seeing the Mountain Trike, having a try or booking a demonstration this will be an excellent opportunity.
Paraplegic TV Presenter Mik Scarlet visited the Norfolk Broads earlier in the year to make a short video about wheelchair access on the broads. Whitlingham Park featured in the video where Mik went for a boat trip on the lake in the wheelchair accessible raft called the Ra. Also he met the Activetrails team and had a try in the Mountain Trike. You can have a look at the video here.
N.C.C. will be holding a launch at Burgh Castle for the recently constructed wheelchair accessible boardwalk. Activetrails have been invited to this. The event will commence on the 14th June with a welcome at the Village Hall followed by a ribbon cutting by celebrated local wildlife writer Mark Cocker.
We will be holding our A.G.M. on the 26th May 2017.
Postponed. Will be rearranged.
This event will take place at the Sportspark, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ. It will be an ideal chance to try a variety of sports and speak to different charities, clubs, organisations from Norfolk. Activetrails will be there with the Mountain Trike. More information here.
The latest NCC audit was in Burgh Castle a beautiful walk which takes you past the local Roman Fort. A 600M wheelchair accessible boardwalk has been constructed which gives wheelchair users a chance to enjoy the excellent views.
600M wheelchair accessible boardwalk
Recently we were in Sheringham completing our latest audit for the N.C.C. We are assisting them in making more routes accessible for the disabled.
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.
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