Take a Look at the Amazing Mountain Trike!

We were very pleased to hear from Roger Crawford of Mountain Trike Company that the company is going from strength to strength with new models recently introduced. Read on to hear more from Roger:

We are of course, still producing our ever popular lever propelled Mountain Trike which is the mainstay of the Mountain Trike range and which, we are delighted to advise, has recently been chosen by ex World Champion Downhill Mountain Biker, Martyn Ashton (seen above), as his outdoor wheelchair of choice. (You can see a video of Martyn in action on a Mountain Trike by following the link below.) 

We are also now producing an All Terrain Attendant/Buddy wheelchair which is called the MT Push and which is proving to be a very popular choice with both families and institutions alike.

It is derived from the original lever drive Mountain Trike and was designed for and at the behest of the National Trust who asked us to design a Manually Propelled, All Terrain, Attendant/Buddy wheelchair to compliment their existing PMV, electric ‘Tramper’ fleets.
The Trust realised that many of their wheelchair using visitors, including those under 14 years of age, those living with cerebral palsy, dementia, tourettes syndrome, chronic arthritis, brain injury and the frail and very elderly, were all unable to use their PMV’s and their existing normal wheelchair fleets were ‘unfit for purpose’ over muddy and unfriendly terrain.
As a consequence many of their wheelchair bound visitors were unable to access many of their gardens and parkland’s..
The MT Push allows the user and their carer, comfortable access to problematic and unfriendly terrain such as woodland walks, cobbled streets, canal side paths, gravelled pathways, countryside trails and even compacted wet sandy beaches, mud and snow and it is now in service with:-
  • The National Trust;
  • English Heritage; 
  • Chatsworth House; 
  • Shorne Country Park, Kent; 
  • Bowen Island Vancouver, Canada; 
  • Disability Shetland;
  • Hindleap Warren Outdoor Activity Centre and 
  • Grammar Primary School Ayr, amongst others and has been chosen by numerous families here in the UK and around the world. 
 The other new model we have developed is called the MT EVO and this is very similar to the original lever propelled MT but it has a ’tilt lever’ braking system to assist those users with limited finger and hand function (tetraplegics)
(Roger Crawford)
 

Useful Links:

  • Martyn Ashton putting his Mountain Trike through its paces:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObUliiUXwwc
  • Martyn Ashton’s Mountain Trike Pro-Trike Video:http://www.mountaintrike.com/blog/martyn-ashtons-mountain-trike-pro-trike-video
  • Mountain Trike Customer, David Needham, Challenge: (David Needham talks about his forthcoming challenge – to take on the Yorkshire Dales three peaks to raise funds for LOROS and the Motor Neurone Disease Association – David was diagnosed with MND in 2014 and he’s not letting it get in the way of his active lifestyle. His Mountain Trike wheelchair has helped him to continue to live independently.) :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlgCgFktDuM  
  • Mountain Trike Customer Experiences: A great Mountain Trike video featuring interviews with some of our customers chatting about their experiences and the adventures they can now enjoy thanks to their Mountain Trike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZOV0b7S8_8  
  • Bowen Island Mountain Trike: An all-terrain wheelchair can be borrowed from the Bowen Island Public Library, thanks to a grant from the Bowen Island Community Foundation, making Crippen Regional Park more accessible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KydVjsjEfs8
  • Mountain Trike All Terrain Surfaces: This video shows just some of the many All Terrain surfaces the Mountain Trike can enable riders to enjoy safely. Town, cobbles, uneven paving, kerbs, gravel, grass, dirt paths, woods, rocks, roots, all the way to the beach and into the sea! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz-dwW00qDc
  • The Mountain Trike Website: (where you will find more information on all the all terrain wheelchairs):http://www.mountaintrike.com
 
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