Clyde Muirshiel and partners Renfrewshire Access Panel are pleased to announce the arrival of 3 accessible ‘Mountain Trike’ off road wheelchairs. The unique equipment is a combination of a wheelchair and a mountain bike with shock absorbers and powerful hand pumping action to propel the user up trails and along tracks.
Present at the launch to try out the 3 trikes were Riverbrae School, the school provides specialist education for their pupils who have a wide range of disabilities and will be amongst the first to benefit from the new purchases when they visit Castle Semple as part of their multisensory outdoor learning experiences. The children found the trikes very easy to control and were brilliant picking up the technique, putting all the adults who tested them out to shame!
Partner representatives included Euan’s Guide (the disabled access review site), Renfrewshire Council’s John Trainer and Head of Children’s Services Peter MacLeod. It is hoped that the new chairs will be used by people all over Renfrewshire when they visit Castle Semple once there are new dates and events arranged. Also in attendance were local councillors and Scottish Cycling.
Everyone had such a good time at the launch they didn’t want to go back to school!