Mountain Trike, which manufactures and supplies all-terrain wheelchairs, has expanded its network of ‘experience centres’, which feature fleets of the equipment so people can access the Great Outdoors.
As well as selling wheelchairs directly to customers worldwide, the company distributes via international and UK dealers and it has been working with organisations to create experience centres for people to demo and hire the wheelchairs.
The latest organisation to join as an experience centre in the UK is Castle Semple Visitor Centre at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, which is located at Lochwinnoch in Scotland.
The centre offers a range of accessible outdoor activities on Castle Semple Loch and has specialist staff, facilities and equipment to accommodate people of all abilities.
The centre recently secured funding to acquire three Mountain Trike wheelchairs. Its new fleet consist of two standard lever propelled Mountain Trikes (MT’s) and one MT Evo, which is a lever propelled Mountain Trike designed for use by tetraplegics.
The Mountain Trikes will be available for use by the many students who visit Castle Semple and additionally, other visitors to the centre will be able to hire the trikes and receive demos if required.
Roger Crawford, sales manager at the Mountain Trike Company and who is responsible for setting up the UK Experience Centres, recently delivered the Mountain Trike wheelchairs to Castle Semple.
He said: “We are delighted to have Castle Semple as our Mountain Trike Experience Centre based in Renfrewshire, Scotland – the park is a stunning place and for anyone who enjoys the outdoors it is a great place to visit.
“I have no doubt that the Mountain Trike fleet will be well used to enable wheelchair users and those with limited mobility to explore the Scottish countryside. This will be our second Mountain Trike Experience Centre in Scotland, our other centre is based at Progression Bikes in Dunkeld, so it’s great to be expanding our Experience Centres in such a stunning and scenic area.”