The new folding Maximo mobility scooter from TGA Mobility

Tim Ross, TGA National Sales Manager, gives a brief demonstration of the new folding Maximo being launched at Naidex National 2015.

The folding Maximo provides a larger, 4-wheel version of the Minimo with greater user weight capacity and an enhanced driving experience.

• Folds in a single simple movement
• Higher 133kg (21st) user weight capacity
• Ultra-lightweight lithium battery as standard 2.65kgs (5.85lbs)
• 4mph top speed with range of up to 12.5 miles (20km)
• Independent, active front suspension
• High grade, pneumatic tyres and alloys
• Highly reliable 270w motor and 70ah S-Drive controller
• Spacious floor well
• Height adjustable ergonomic tiller
• Folding seat with height adjustable armrests
• High visibility, low energy LED lights

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Email: sales@tgamobility.co.uk

TGA Mobility’s Maximo Folding Mobility Scooter Makes Mobility Roadshow Debut

The new folding Maximo from TGA, the UK’s leading mobility scooter specialist, is to make its Mobility Roadshow debut at the 2015 event (25-27th June, Donington Park, Stand TD04a).

For 30 years TGA has developed and introduced pioneering products to ensure personal mobility with peace of mind. The recently launched 4mph Maximo reiterates this level of innovation and will be available for trials in the Mobility Roadshow scooter test-drive zone – sponsored this year by TGA. The 4-wheel Maximo provides a larger version of the best-selling folding Minimo and delivers an enhanced driving experience.

TGA Maximo Mobility Scooter

The feature-rich Maximo is the larger version of the lightweight Minimo that has been hugely popular across the UK since launch in 2013. This family of folding mobility scooters, which also includes the Minimo Plus, combines the highest levels of transportability, flexibility and comfort in the ‘car boot’ class. They are ideal for storage in a car boot or for transit on public transport, including buses, trains and planes. Their lightweight and highly manuovrable design ensures ease of use in urban environments or restricted indoors spaces. Owners can now benefit from independent mobility both locally and further field, with peace of mind and maximium safety, thanks to these cutting-edge TGA scooters.

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Mobility Roadshow 2015 Welcomes Canine Partners

Assistance dog charity Canine Partners will be attending the Mobility Roadshow on June 25 to 27 at Donington Park, Leicestershire.

Canine Partners, which provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with physical disabilities, will be at Stand 79 ready to offer more information about the Charity and answer any questions.

Ashley Antell, Canine Partners applications assessor, said: “We’re very proud to support the Mobility Roadshow in our 25th anniversary year. We hope that people will come along and see us at Stand 79 on the day to talk about the work we do, the application process and how people can get involved with the Charity.”

The Charity was formed in 1990 and has to date partnered 553 assistance dogs across the UK.  These amazing dogs have changed the lives of those they are helping: restoring independence, giving family members peace of mind, allowing their disabled partners to return to work and even saving lives by responding in emergencies.

Canine Partners, which receives no government funding and relies solely on donations, trains dogs to perform tasks such as opening and closing doors, undressing, pressing buttons, retrieving items, unloading washing machines, taking card and cash from ATMs and other everyday tasks that disabled people find difficult, painful or impossible to do for themselves.

Kerenza Holzman, who has ME and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, relies on her canine partner Whisky. She said: “Canine Partners has changed my life in so many different ways, and been a massive influence on my immediate family. Whisky gives me confidence and makes me get outside and feel part of society again.”

There are currently 311 working partnerships across the UK, and at least 80 more disabled people will be paired with a canine partner this year. People with disabilities as diverse as MS, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, ME, spina bifida and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome benefit from the assistance and support of these dogs.  In addition, through the Charity’s connection with Help For Heroes, there are canine partners helping former service personnel not only with their injuries but also to overcome the debilitating effect of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

If you would like to support Canine Partners, please visit caninepartners.org.uk or emailinfo@caninepartners.org.uk for more information.

Spokz and ORacing Bespoke Wheelchairs at Mobility Roadshow 2015

Spokz, a UK disability product retailer, are the UK dealers for ORacing wheelchairs. Oracing wheelchairs are manufactured in Spain and offer the next level of bespoke wheelchairs to the market.

Excellent lightweight build quality, many accessories and individual aftercare means ORacing wheelchairs allow people with physical disabilities to express their individuality whilst having a chair they can rely on. ORacing wheelchairs will be on the Spokz stand at the Mobility Roadshow this year. Come and have a look for yourself on stand 11. Pimp Your Ride now applies to wheelchairs!

Spokz and Oracing Bespoke Wheelchair You can choose a chair size that fits to the millimetre with a variety of wheels, spoke colours, castors colours and, if you want something truly unique, custom-made upholstery (back rests and cushions), footplates, spoke guards and many other options.

Steve Dent, MD of Spokz joined up with Felipe Garcia, MD of ORacing because they share a similar philosophy: to work with the best products on the market, providing quality, value for money and a solid guarantee to treat each client as an individual. Spokz are committed to making sure you are totally satisfied, including comprehensive aftercare after you’ve settled into your new chair. Both Steve and Felipe have been wheelchair users for many years and have firsthand experience of the complexity of choosing and buying a new chair.

ORacing wheelchairs stand out: take a look at some of our vibrant demo chairs at the Mobility Roadshow and you can discover this for yourself. There are currently four models to choose from: F2 open frame rigid chair, SX suspension chair, XTR ultralight box-frame chair and MB open frame adjustable chair. Each can be customised in many different ways to suit your life and fashion style.

Lee, a customer who purchase an ORacing F2 chair from Spokz, shares his experience: “Most ‘new chairs’ I’ve had have taken a while to get used to but this has been like a duck to water. I’m impressed with the build quality and attention to detail, the ride is smooth and the main thing is that it fits like a glove and feels really light. I’ve been a wheelchair user for 17 years and have had a few chairs in that time, both good and bad, but I’ve always been disappointed by the customer service. My Spokz/Oracing experience has, so far, been quite the opposite! Steve has been a great help through the ordering process and his knowledge, experience and ‘can do’ attitude are a breath of fresh air!”

Spokz is indeed all about ‘can do’. We are a founding member of Kandu, a new network of organisations who promote an ethical, moral and friendly way to do business in the care and mobility sectors.

Mobility Roadshow Launches Dahl Engineering’s New and Improved Docking Station

Dahl Engineering are launching their new and improved Dahl Docking station and showcasing their Dahl Hybrid Seat at this year’s Mobility Roadshow.

Dahl Engineering are launching their new and improved Dahl Docking station Mk ll with new automatic lap and diagonal occupant restraint system. The Mk ll. has been improved to be able to tie down wheelchairs with ground clearance from as little as 60 mm and with a weight of up to 200 kg + user.

The Dahl Docking Station is the most thoroughly tested wheel chair system on the market.

At the time of writing the Dahl Docking device has been crash tested and approved according to:

ISO 7176-19 and ISO 10542-1:2012 for more than 50 wheelchair models, and in- vehicle tested according to ECE regulations 14 and 17 in 25 vehicle models. In total, several hundred tests have been carried out to achieve the results and to meet EU regulation 214/2014 for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles – that came into force on November 1st 2014.

International Exhibitors And Organisations at Mobility Roadshow 2015

Alongside a range of specialist exhibitors from the UK, companies from the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Germany and New Zealand will be showcasing their latest products and services to assist people living with disability.

Bever Car Products
, who developed the first electronic brake system in the car adaptation market, will be exhibiting from The Netherlands. They will be unveiling their new SmartBrake and SmartGas products to the UK market for the first time at the Mobility Roadshow – both in the exhibition hall and within a test-drive vehicle. Also from The Netherlands, accessible vehicle adaptation specialist B-Style & Flex-I Trans BV will be demonstrating their conversion kits which are supplied across Europe.

Autoadapt from Sweden, a major sponsor of this year’s Mobility Roadshow, will have a driver assessment rig available at the show supported by their UK team at Elap. This vehicle adaptations specialist supplies a range of assisted vehicle seating, wheelchair lifts and hoists and aids for independent driving.

From Italy, Guidosimplex will be exhibiting a complete range of driving devices for people with reduced mobility. This Italian supplier, a supporter of the Mobility Roadshow for many years, will be showcasing its lightweight passenger transfer solutions and the Accelerator Ring range for assisted, safer steering.

Denmark’s Dahl Engineering will be launching the latest generation of its Docking station with new automatic lap and diagonal occupant restraint system. This in-vehicle tie-down system will now secure wheelchairs with ground clearance as little as 60mm and weighing up to 200kg.

In terms of overseas travel and leisure for people with disabilities, Freedom Mobility and the Haus Rheinsberg Hotel will be at this year’s event explaining how they can provide greater access abroad. Freedom Mobility are New Zealand’s largest mobility vehicle rental company and provide wheelchair accessible vehicles, cars with powered lifting seats and other modified vehicles. For travellers interested in exploring Europe, visitors should speak to representatives from the Haus Rheinsberg Hotel in Brandenberg, Germany. This is a wheelchair accessible, lakeside hotel that has been specifically designed for disabled people to holiday with their relatives, friends and carers.

Several multi-national exhibitors will also be exhibiting at the Mobility Roadshow to add further diversity to the 2015 event. These include the international vehicle access specialist, Mobility Networks, which will be demonstrating a range of powered access lifts, ramps and other pioneering solutions for disabled drivers and passengers.

In addition to international and overseas companies at the 2015 Roadshow, the European Mobility Group (EMG)will be sponsoring the Drivers’ Departure Lounge.

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The EMG was established in 1988 to provide a hub for European companies and organisations in the vehicle conversion and adaptation sector to share knowledge, explore new ideas and develop networking opportunities. There are 12 EMG members exhibiting in their own right at the Mobility Roadshow, which represents around 25% of the organisation’s membership.

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Brook Miller Introduce Scootchair and Scootchair+ at Mobility Roadshow 2015

Brook Miller Mobility are introducing the all new ScootChair and ScootChair+ at this year’s Mobility Roadshow, 25th – 26th June, Donington Park.

These highly mobile, innovative folding powerchairs are extremely easy to use with simple joystick controls. Both chairs fold to a compact size to fit in any car boot with a total weight of 20kg.

Unique in the marketplace as opposed to boot scooters that come in 4 parts to fit in the car the ScootChair is one piece so no bits can get lost or damaged. The ScootChair is fully assembled when folded and thus easily loaded onto airplanes, coaches and boats for those trips away.

The ScootChair and ScootChair+ comes with off board charging which is easy and the charger cuts off when item is fully charged, roughly taking 5 hours from completely flat and giving a range of 6 miles with a user weight of 18stone (21stone with ScootChair+).

If you wish to own your very own ScootChair just come and visit us on STAND 34 at this year’s Mobility Roadshow. Our dedicated staff will be on there to take your details and answer any questions you may have.