Despite walking difficulties and diabetes, Roy Hughes, 88 from Exmouth, continues to live an active life thanks to a TGA mobility scooter with off road capabilities, made famous on the BBC Top Gear TV programme.
Roy joined the Royal Air Force when he was 17 with the intention of becoming a fighter pilot. However his military training was cut short when he was diagnosed with diabetes which forced him to take a different career path. Despite this major set back in Roy’s life, he went onto fulfill a successful 35-year career as a Chartered Surveyor and Senior Land Commissioner for the Ministry of Agriculture. Roy thoroughly enjoyed his time advising farms in terms of building design and was also a key member of the teaching staff at the Royal Agricultural University.
Outside of his busy career, Roy was a dedicated swimming coach for children and is proud to have taught huge numbers of students to swim. However following retirement, Roy’s ability to drive a car or walk longer distances have become restricted, resulting in a loss of independence. This has changed since ownership of a new TGA Breeze S4 GT the same model that won the BBC Top Gear Extreme Mobility Scooter Challenge . Read more……