Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Disabled Ramble

The Disabled Ramblers have recently completed their latest mobility scooter ramble along the coast near Southwold, Suffolk.

Around 25 Disabled Ramblers including members on mobility scooters and able-bodied friends converged on Southwold to tackle an 8-mile expedition. They were joined by TGA’s Retail Manager, Rachel Elding, who was keen to experience a ramble first hand and understand, in more detail, why these gathering are so beneficial to members.
Rachel said: “I was so impressed with the organisation of the event – there were lead and tail riders to ensure the group stayed together, walkie-talkies were used to stay in contact and one scooter driver even towed an accessible toilet.”

The Disabled Ramblers are a charitable organisation that co-ordinates over 30 countryside rambles per year, in various locations nationwide and attracts approximately 500 disabled participants per annum.

Each ramble is carefully pre-planned and graded according to terrain, so mobility scooter users can chose routes that fall within their own ability. Each ramble attracts around 20+ riders with additional supporters and the TGA Supersport mobility scooter, with its proven off-road capabilities, is a popular choice at these events.

Members pro-actively campaign for improved countryside access by encouraging the removal of inaccessible man-made barriers whilst preserving the character of the natural environment.

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