Scooter team is in gear for road­show

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A NOVEL mo­bil­ity scooter for­ma­tion team is to make a star ap­pear­ance in Peter­bor­ough.

The Red Wheel­ies, Bri­tain’s only mo­bil­ity scooter for­ma­tion dis­play team, will put on a dis­play at the 2010 Mo­bil­ity Road­show at the East of Eng­land Show­ground.

Made up of 10 ladies who all have mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis, the Red Wheel­ies came to­gether in 2008 and per­form syn­chro­nised dis­plays with their mo­bil­ity scoot­ers. In the last two years, the ladies have raised more than £15,000 for char­ity with their long dis­tance chal­lenges, the most re­cent of which in­cluded a 150 mile trek which ended in May.

As na­tion­wide ad­vo­cates for peo­ple with mo­bil­ity is­sues, the ladies will be per­form­ing through­out the day at the East of Eng­land Show­ground in Peter­bor­ough for the launch of the road­show, on July 3.

Or­gan­ised by char­ity Mo­bil­ity Choice, the road­show is de­signed to give any­one with re­duced mo­bil­ity an op­por­tu­nity to dis­cover the op­tions avail­able to them.

Jackie Wee­den, team leader of the Wheel­ies, said: “We’ve have just fin­ished an­other suc­cess­ful long dis­tance chal­lenge on our Quin­gos and are look­ing for­ward to at­tend­ing the road­show to demon­strate that re­duced mo­bil­ity does not have to mean a re­duced life­style.

“We are look­ing for­ward to kick­ing off the Mo­bil­ity Road­show with one of our dis­plays as events like this are so im­por­tant for the in­clu­sion of peo­ple with mo­bil­ity is­sues who might not know that there are so many op­tions out there for them.”

For­mer English rugby star, Alastair Hignell will ap­pear as a VIP guest at the road­show.

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