Mrs Cox with MS wins luxurious TGA hamper competition following Mobility Roadshow visit

Jane comments: “I have never won anything before so receiving this news was wonderful! Daniel from TGA personally delivered my hamper to our home and I was happy to have a picture taken as I support the RNLI (who also photograph their prize winners) so am used to these kind of things. We had a good time at The Mobility Roadshow, we were there all day and had a jolly good look round. I tried most of the TGA range on their test track so I could get a feel for which scooter would be right for me. Amongst these I tried the Minimo Plus 4 as we are looking for one that will fit in a car and has four wheels so I feel more stable. It was very comfortable and much better than my old three-wheeler.”
Jane adds: “The Roadshow allowed me to test drive several cars with adapted hand controls as my husband and I are still researching which is the best combination of scooter and vehicle. Winning the TGA hamper was an extra bonus.”.…read more.

8 Top Tips For Taking Your Mobility Scooter Abroad

 

  • Make sure everything is in full working order before you go. Organise a maintenance check if possible to negate the risk of problems whilst you’re away.
  • Ensure your battery is fully charged and take your charger with you.
  • Know the weight of your mobility scooter. A TGA Minimo is 24kgs without battery and 26.65 with the Li-ion battery.A handy tip is to attach a tag to your scooter with the measurements and weight, so they are easy to access when you get asked.
  • Take a print out of the folding instructions for baggage handlers.
  • Check with the airline the type of batteries they allow on board. There is some information about the safety of your battery on a plane included in your manual. It may be worth photocopying this or taking your manual with you.
  • Attach a sticker to your mobility scooter stating the batteries you have.
  • Check your mobility scooters charge specifications and whether the charger takes 110volts and 60Hz. If not you will need a voltage converter, which you can get from any electronic equipment shop.
  • Check with your supplier to see if they recommend any particular option.

Summer is just around the corner. If you have limited mobility, and can’t wait to get out and about, either in the UK or abroad, then the TGA Minimo mobility scooter is a great choice for hassle-free mobility.

car boot mobility scooterThe award-winning Minimo is the world’s first folding mobility scooter that combines advanced transportability with luxurious comfort.

Here are some frequently asked questions about travelling with a mobility scooter and a selection of top tips for taking your mobility scooter abroad.

Can I take the TGA Minimo with me when I need to take the car?

Absolutely. The Minimo is lightweight and simple to fold. It is lightweight, compact and folds in seconds, so it is perfect to take with you wherever you are going. If you are looking to drive your car to the shops, visit a town, go sightseeing, explore scenic gardens or view a stately home it’s so nice to have your own scooter with you and avoid the cost of hiring scooters or the hassle of manual wheelchairs.

The Minimo is designed to fold in a single movement without any parts to dismantle and comfortably fits into a standard car boot. It’s lightweight design means that lifting it in and out of the boot is strain free and with a revolutionary lightweight battery that you can literally pick up with one finger, it makes the whole process of getting the scooter in and out of the car hassle-free.

I’m going to London. Can my Minimo go in a black cab?

Yes. Every licensed black cab is London is wheelchair accessible and equipped with ramps.

Can I Take My Minimo On Public Transport?

Yes. The Minimo meets the requirements for scooters that are allowed on most buses, trams and trains. Its small turning circle and compact chassis make this possible.

Can I Take My Minimo on an Aeroplane?

Yes. Your Minimo can make holidays so much easier even before you leave the runway. Countless owners use their Minimo to negotiate busy airports without the need for long walks or standing in queues. When a Minimo needs to be stowed onboard an aircraft, it can be folded with one hand and then easily manoeuvred into position. It also has an optional and handy TGA travel bag to ensure it stays in tip-top condition.

Summer is just around the corner. Make sure you enjoy your travels on your terms.

TGA is a family business that prides itself on its quality products and high standards of customer service. We’ve been in the mobility business for more than 25 years and have an established reputation for innovation and durability. All our products comply with stringent Government regulations and are tested by our engineers for quality, reliability and safety.

We believe you wont find better anywhere else and with our range of options and accessories there are literally hundreds of different ways to make sure you get the perfect solution to fit your lifestyle.

Fold And Go With The TGA Minimo!

The TGA Minimo and the Minimo Plus are a revolution in compact, lightweight ‘car boot’ mobility scooter design. They are the most advanced, transportable designs that fold and fit into the boot of your car and require no parts to be dismantled for storage.

car boot mobility scooterWhether you choose the highly popular, original Minimo or its more recent Plus version, both scooters can come with a pioneering, lithium battery that is so lightweight, you can literally pick it up with one finger, amazing! Ideal for taking in the car, on the bus or even further afield on a plane, each Minimo folds effortlessly in one, single-handed movement. When folded, the Minimo can be stored in a compact space and strain-free lifting is assured with its lightweight design. The battery can be easily removed for fast off-board charging so you can keep your Minimo in the car when at home for maximum convenience. Being able to take your scooter with your wherever you want, opens up a whole new world of independence. This clever design is also built with all the quality and reliability you would expect from the UK’s leading specialist, so peace of mind is assured.

lightweight mobility scooter batteryThe TGA Minimo has a comfortable top speed of 4mph and a host of outstanding features for a stable and safe ride. It is easy to control and perfect around town with exceptional manoeuvrability in small spaces so shopping is no hassle at all. Despite its sleek compact design, the Minimo has a surprisingly high user weight capacity. It can easily accommodate a user weighing up to 115kg (252lbs) in comfort and the spacious floor well means your legs are not cramped when driving along. The ergonomic tiller means controls are effortless to operate and the orthopaedic seat is very supportive for your back. Travel locally or across the world with your Minimo, its ready when you are!

TGA_Minimo_sidefolding mobility scooterTGA_minimo_folding
So many individuals living with restricted mobility have already chosen the Minimo and experienced life changing benefits. Susan from Romford said: “What a difference my Minimo has made, I love it. Shopping has always been a big part of my life and now accessing Lakeside and Bluewater is no bother at all. We keep the Minimo in the car and when we go out we simply take it out, unfold and go. Driving around shops is hassle free and being able to go out on your own terms is brilliant.”

If you prefer a car boot scooter that has even more features and your budget it a little more flexible, the Minimo Plus is the one to choose. It includes all the amazing Minimo features loved by the nation, however it has larger pneumatic tyres and a more powerful motor for an enhanced driving experience. The Minimo Plus also has an integrated light to keep you safe if venturing out on winter evenings and independent, active suspension for a smoother, superior ride. Both the folding Minimo and the Minimo Plus offer you the best of both worlds – countless big scooter features and top-notch comfort all in a folding, compact design.

Wherever you want to go…fold and go, go, go with the Minimo!

FIRST MAKES TRAVEL EASIER FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PASSENGERS WITH SUCCESSFUL TEST OF BUS COMPLIANT TGA MOBILITY SCOOTERS FROM BEACTIVE

TGA Mobility Scooters, Beactive and First Buses

Beactive completes a successful test regarding the compatibility of the TGA Minimo and Eclipse mobility scooters for travel on First buses. Picture from left to right: Shaun Green, Area Sales Manager for Beactive Mobility; Danny Beales, Operations Manager at First’s Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft depots; Martyn Simpson, TGA Area Sales Manager.

2.TGAbeactive

Shaun Green, Area Sales Manager for Beactive Mobility demonstrating why the compact TGA Minimo mobility scooter is ideal for bus travel.

First Eastern Counties has joined forces with TGA mobility scooter specialist Beactive Mobility to help assist the elderly and disabled with travelling.

Shaun Green, Area Sales Manager for Beactive Mobility, which has stores in Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Diss and Norwich, spent the morning at First’s Lowestoft depot where he tested and identified two mobility scooters that fit comfortably on the buses – the TGA Eclipse and Minimo.

David Smith, Managing Director at Beactive Mobility, said: “This opportunity to visit First’s Lowestoft depot has been essential for us to demonstrate why the TGA Eclipse and Minimo are perfect for bus travel. As one of the leading mobility specialists in East Anglia, we only provide quality, reliable products and these TGA models reiterate this ethos. Both are recognised by RICA, the independent consumer research group for older and disabled people, as being compliant with bus travel. These fantastic, compact scooters are so easy to drive on and off First’s new accessible buses and once on-board, manoeuvring is hassle-free as their turning circles are so small. The pioneering Minimo also folds into such a compact size for storage in luggage areas – hence the ideal partner for independence further afield.”

 

The Managing Director of TGA, who supplies Beactive with the Eclipse and Minimo added: “It is fantastic that our valued retailer Beactive is investing time to enhance freedom for locals through their support of First Bus. Our easily dismantled Eclipse and folding Minimo are extremely popular nationwide as they are both ideal for transportation in the boot of a car or on public transport. Improving accessibility for disabled people on buses, we believe, is an essential focus for all fleet operators and we are pleased to see First taking a lead on this matter. We are sure that all the elderly and disabled passengers who chose First buses whilst taking on-board a TGA Eclipse or Minimo mobility scooter, will be able to travel with complete confidence and peace of mind.”

Danny Beales, Operations Manager at First’s Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft depots, said: “We are delighted to work with TGA mobility scooter supplier Beactive Mobility to make travelling easier and safer for our disabled and elderly passengers. Accessibility for our customers is a key priority for First, and we are always looking for ways to improve our services for all of our customers.” Danny also showed Shaun some of the safety features on the bus during his successful on-board testing of the Eclipse and Minimo.

TGA Minimo

The new Minimo is a revolution in compact, collapsible scooter design that folds and fits into the boot of a car or can be taken on a bus. It requires no parts to be dismantled for storage and its revolutionary lightweight, lithium battery can be literally lifted by one finger.

 

TGA Eclipse

The Eclipse is the UK’s leading compact scooter that quickly dissembles into three easy-to-lift parts that is compatible for bus travel. Its ground clearance and tight turning circle are exceptional within its class – all enhanced by a maximum user capacity of 132kg and a range of 15km.

SCOTTISH RETIRED NURSE WITH PARKINSON’S CONTINUES VOLUNTARY MUSEUM WORK THANKS TO REVOLUTIONARY TGA MINIMO MOBILITY SCOOTER

Despite living with Parkinson’s, Janet Murray, 68 and a retired nurse from North East Scotland, continues to volunteer at The Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre thanks to the revolutionary new TGA Minimo mobility scooter.

Despite living with Parkinson’s, Janet Murray, continues to volunteer at The Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre thanks to the revolutionary new TGA Minimo mobility scooter.

Despite living with Parkinson’s, Janet Murray, continues to volunteer at The Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre thanks to the revolutionary new TGA Minimo mobility scooter.

Janet lives in the coastal town of Buckie, which is north west of Aberdeen and has regained her independence both indoors and out with a pioneering type of new, foldable mobility scooter. Janet’s condition restricts her mobility so walking around home or out in the village was extremely difficult until she owned a Minimo. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 10 years ago following a successful 38-year career as a nurse. Janet described her job as ‘absolutely amazing’ and a period in her life that she ‘would not swop for anything in the world.’ As her condition is now ‘catching up on her’ Janet was desperate to maintain freedom further afield in the car, however her previous scooter was impractical for transportation. Her ability to spend time volunteering at the local fishing heritage museum was also under jeopardy until she saw this new type of collapsible mobility scooter from TGA. Janet is a tour attendant at The Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre, which is a Scottish Tourist Board Three-star visitor attraction. It was established in 1986 and displays photographs, memorabilia and model ships celebrating the history of the Moray Firth.

Janet’s TGA Minimo represents a revolution in compact, mobility scooter design. It will cleverly collapse into a compact size for easy storage and without the need to dismantle parts, which provides a significant benefit to end users who live with restricted mobility. The Minimo is available with a super lightweight lithium battery option that can be raised with a single finger so strain-free lifting is assured. The folding mechanism is activated by a simple, single-handed operation and when assembled, the Minimo provides remarkable levels of manoeuvrability, comfort and safety.

Janet comments: “I haven’t owned my Minimo that long as its design is so new, however I already love it. I’ve never seen a scooter like this before and as my previous one was impractical for storing in the car boot, my mobility outside of Buckie was very restricted. Now my Minimo is sure to travel with me wherever I go and as it is so manoeuvrable, I have been driving around inside at home which is a massive help. The fact that I can get the Minimo into the car in one piece is a big plus for me and also means I can continue being a tour attendant at the museum. I can negotiate around the exhibits inside the building whilst explaining our nautical history to visitors from all over the world. I am a strong believer in keeping Scottish history alive so being a supporter of The Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre is very important to me. Time spent volunteering is a vital part of my life now since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s and without my TGA scooter, I know this would have been affected as my condition develops. I can also now visit the local shops independently and go out to enjoy the beautiful coastline thanks to my Minimo.”

Daniel Stone, Managing Director of TGA who supply the Minimo concludes: “It always fills us with great pride when we see the freedom and positive impact on lifestyles and hobbies that our mobility scooters deliver. The Minimo brings together an unprecedented level of features in the car boot class and with the market trend towards smaller machines growing, we believe the Minimo represents the future of compact mobility scooter design.”

www.tgamobility.co.uk

FLEDGLING POULTON-LE-FYLDE BUSINESS MOBILITY SURE BUCKS CHALLENGING ECONOMY THANKS TO REVOLUTIONARY TGA MINIMO SCOOTER

MobilitySure, a recently launched mobility showroom near Blackpool, continues to go from strength-to-strength despite tough times for retailers thanks to the new, innovative Minimo mobility scooter from TGA.

Guy Jenkinson, co-founder of Mobility Sure in Poulton-le-Fylde with the pioneering new and foldable, TGA Minimo mobility scooter that has helped his fledgling business establish a reputation

Guy Jenkinson, co-founder of Mobility Sure in Poulton-le-Fylde with the pioneering new and foldable, TGA Minimo mobility scooter that has helped his fledgling business establish a reputation

Guy and Annetta Jenkinson established Mobility Sure in Poulton-le-Fylde during March 2013. Both Guy and Annetta are well known and respected in the local area as they were previous managers of Rawcliffe Hall Caravan and Camping Park and a highly successful French catering outlet. Two years ago they started to search for a new commercial challenge and decided to set up a retail business that would support the local community. As the Lancashire region has an ageing population, the provision of mobility equipment seemed ideal. Guy spent several months researching the sector to find proven and trusted suppliers and concluded TGA was the leading brand for mobility scooters. Since introducing the TGA range of cutting edge scooters alongside his comprehensive selection of independent living aids, Mobility Sure has managed to grow quickly and establish itself as a leading local specialist. The new pioneering, foldable Minimo mobility scooter from TGA has added to this success and ‘re-kindled Guy’s passion for selling.’

Guy explains: “We have been involved with businesses in the local area for nearly 20 years and are really enjoying our latest venture. It was always our aim to provide a service that gives something back to the community over and above selling products. Our range of TGA scooters will now help people regain their independence outdoors with the peace of mind that comes with choosing a proven, reliable brand. The new Minimo that TGA has just launched is a really cracking compact scooter that folds and fits into the boot of a car. This means people with restricted mobility can have freedom further afield when out for the day which not only assists users, but also helps family members too. It has an optional lithium battery that is so lightweight that lifting and storing the Minimo couldn’t be easier. Stocking other TGA models such as the Vita and Breeze has definitely helped our business get off the ground. TGA only supply products that are far better than competitors with design that’s one step ahead. Financing the launch of Mobility Sure wasn’t easy despite our superb credit rating and reputation as banks are still reluctant to lend even after all the government initiatives. Having TGA onboard has given us the peace of mind that we have products that sell well and that our business will continue to grow.”

Guy continues: “I have always been passionate about looking after my customers. I thrive on spending time with them and chatting things through, as I think this is even more important these days with the Internet being so impersonal. Only by actively listening to customers during a conversation, can a retailer truly understand what is needed to improve a person’s lifestyle. Despite being so cutting edge, the new Minimo retrospectively reminds me of products from the ‘good old days’ that were built well, designed with real thought and use robust, strong parts. Seeing customers regain their independence on a Minimo is priceless to us and has definitely got us fired up! We have been shortlisted for a local business award and thoroughly look forward to working hard for the local community in the years to come.”

The 700sqft Mobility Sure showroom stocks quality mobility product that are supported by professional advice and guidance. Guy and Annetta work with an Occupational Therapist so that the correct product is always recommended to meet individual customer and they have a highly skilled engineer onsite for repairs and servicing.

Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director concluded: “We congratulate Guy and Annetta on their recent success. It is not easy to establish a high street business in these tough economic times and we are delighted to support them with our UK leading range of mobility scooters. Guy is clearly committed to caring for his customers thorough a personable approach, which is an attitude we encourage with all our nationwide retailers. We wish them good luck and as their chosen specialist scooter supplier, we will continue to develop pioneering products such as the Minimo so that future generations of end users regain care free independence.”

www.tgamobility.co.uk

www.mobilitysure.co.uk

New, pioneering and folding TGA Minimo mobility scooter delivers success at Naidex National 2013

The UK’s leading mobility scooter specialist, TGA, successfully launched the innovative, folding Minimo at Naidex National (Stand B50, 30 April – 2 May 2013, NEC), which delivered high levels of interest from visitors due to its pioneering transportability, comfort and safety in the ‘car boot’ scooter class.

Members from the award-winning TGA team proudly launch the pioneering, folding and lightweight Minimo mobility scooter at Naidex National 2013.

Members from the award-winning TGA team proudly launch the pioneering, folding and lightweight Minimo mobility scooter at Naidex National 2013.

Responding to a market trend towards smaller, more compact models, TGA unveiled the new Minimo at Naidex National alongside two related prototypes that deliver new levels of independence with reduced chassis size. Particularly busy across the whole stand on day one and two of the event, the team experienced consistently high levels of interest regarding the Minimo throughout Naidex as it’s revolutionary folding mechanism and lightweight lithium battery were repeatedly demonstrated. Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director commented: “Coinciding with the successful first appearance of our redesigned stand, Naidex National has once again been a success for TGA thanks to the launch of our Minimo. Despite the impression of smaller visitor numbers overall this year to Naidex, the quality of leads we have generated was still good and the Minimo was a real hit with both trade and consumer visitors. Demonstrating the lightweight, optional lithium battery made a significant impact time and again on all visitors along with how easily it slots onto the scooter. The Minimo brings together an unprecedented level of features in the car boot class and with the market trend towards smaller machines growing rapidly, we believe the Minimo represents the future of compact mobility scooter design.”

Showcased alongside TGA’s award-winning range that included the eye-catching, off-road Vita X, the new Minimo is a revolution in compact, collapsible mobility scooter design. It has been developed in close collaboration with TGA’s specialist manufacturers and is unique in the marketplace. With an overall weight of only a mere 27.3kg (60lbs), it represents one of the most advanced scooters available today that folds and fits into a car and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage. Its revolutionary and straightforward folding mechanism is simply activated by a one-handed operation that requires minimal effort and is completed in seconds. Whether used for a day out in a car or for independence locally, the Minimo only requires a remarkably small amount of storage space when not in use. This radically lightweight, yet robust mobility scooter combines the benefits of strain-free lifting for end users whilst providing impressive drivability and rider comfort. The ‘touch-contact’, optional lithium battery only weighs a mere 2.65kgs (5.85lbs), which ensures users can offload it for charging with genuine ease.

Redefining the foldable scooter, the new TGA Minimo has an extremely spacious chassis with a floor well that provides levels of legroom never previously seen in the car boot class. It has a top speed of 6km (4mph), an impressive range of up to 20km (12 miles), a 270w motor type and a quality 45ah S-Drive controller. Following the precedent set by TGA’s already proven car boot scooter, the Eclipse, the Minimo will hopefully be confirmed shortly as being compliant with bus and tram travel which opens up significant lifestyle benefits to end users.

www.tgamobility.co.uk