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Tomcat hand-propelled trike wins national tender in Norway

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Tomcat Special Needs Innovations, a Gloucester-based company, has won a national tender in Norway for two of its trikes.

The Tomcat Rotor for adults and the teenage Arrow Rotor won in Class 8 of the 20-class bike tender, funded by the Norwegian government.

The trikes are hand-powered but come with an electric assist function.

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The evaluation of the tender was based principally on quality, user suitability and price.

While UK-based, Tomcat trikes are distributed by Sunrise Medical and its distribution network in over 130 countries, including Norway.

Tomcat founder Bob Griffin started the company when he wanted to innovate a way for his disabled step-son to cycle in 1997.

Thus he developed the company’s signature ‘carer control’ function.

In 2013, Tomcat won the Queen’s Award for Innovation for the 30-plus innovations that it developed for the disabled community.

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