Scooter team is in gear for roadshow
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.