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Five day city break in Seville

Five day city break in Seville

I’ve never been to Seville before and the idea of a city break in February appealed to me. Of course I had to take usual paraphernalia that a disabled person needs when going away. We had found a hotel in Seville with an accessible room, crucially a walk-in shower. As soon as I had booked […]

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My amazing Travelscoot and true independence

My amazing Travelscoot and true independence

Guest post written by Abgail Budd.  I finally accepted my need for wheels in 2014, six years after my diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. I’d been spending time with local people who also suffer from MS. I had struggled with 2 walking sticks but I would miss out on so much due to sheer exhaustion and […]

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Unplanned flight incidents for my Travelscoot

Unplanned flight incidents for my Travelscoot

I think I’ve got a problem sorted then something happens and no amount of planning I do can possibly predict this. I have just returned from a five-week trip to Australia with seven flights. Call two of them problematic 🙁 just unplanned flight incidents for my TravelScoot. My mobility scooter was damaged by an airline twice […]

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Multiple sclerosis has its lesions and inflammation

Multiple sclerosis has its lesions and inflammation

Just when you think there is a glimmer of hope, a tiny twinkle of light at the end of the tunnel, it is surprising how easily that little spark of optimism can be extinguished. Life with nearly every single Long Term Condition can be really rough. Multiple sclerosis has its lesions and inflammation. This causes the […]

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Walking round the supermarket with a trolley

Walking round the supermarket with a trolley

When I started taking Fampridine the physiotherapist was insistent that I take more exercise. I mentioned that I go to the supermarket every day and do the shopping on The Trike (3 wheel light-weight mobility scooter). Her eyes lit up, “I know what you can do” she said. “This is an idea. Walking round the supermarket […]

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Two stories using my Travelscoot

Two stories using my Travelscoot

I have owned a TravelScoot since 2010. Here are two stories using my Travelscoot. Just in case you didn’t know the Travelscoot is the lightest mobility scooter, has a unique design and is practical in so many ways. Two stories using my Travelscoot It is known affectionately as The Trike. Everywhere I go The Trike […]

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Totally unrestricted and able to move easily

Totally unrestricted and able to move easily

There was a wonderful time when I had felt totally unrestricted and able to move easily. Even on the fateful day in 1995 when the consultant diagnosed me with multiple sclerosis I was just a normal guy. Multiple sclerosis, I had never heard of it. I had to look it up in an encyclopaedia and […]

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Penultimate visit for the MS SMART drug trial

Penultimate visit for the MS SMART drug trial

My penultimate visit for the MS SMART drug trial was always going to be a very short visit. Replace the old pills with a new set. These will then see me through for the final six months of the trial. I also give some blood, how I hate injections, I even have to shut my […]

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Reasons why I enjoy my Travelscoot

Reasons why I enjoy my Travelscoot

I first saw a Travelscoot in the summer of 2010. Straight away I knew it was going to be the ideal solution for me. By then multiple sclerosis had limited my walking to the extent that I struggled to walk more than a mile. Up until then I had managed with a manual wheelchair but […]

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Reunited With My Scooter

Reunited With My Scooter

Man is reunited with his lifeline scooter A father has credited the power of social media with helping to reunite him with his ‘lifeline’ mobility scooter after it was was snatched by thieves. Patrick Burke’s three-wheeled scooter vanished from outside Berkhamsted’s Quaker House last Tuesday evening (9 June 2015) – but thanks to his daughter […]

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A Very Wet Phone and 5 Rules to Dry it

A Very Wet Phone and 5 Rules to Dry it

Does your mobile phone float? Mine fell into the loo. I had a very wet phone. A very wet phone and 5 rules to dry it. Let’s start at the beginning I’m a bloke and I keep my phone in the breast pocket of my shirt. If I bend over at the waist I will fall […]

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Safe Return Of My Travelscoot

Safe Return Of My Travelscoot

I am a member of Berkhamsted Speakers club, it meets on Tuesday evenings; I go to the meetings using my Travelscoot. After the the meeting had finished on Tuesday 9th June I went outside to ride it home but my Travelscoot was nowhere to be seen. It had disappeared. I looked again and it still […]

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Lithium-Ion Battery

Lithium-Ion Battery

A Lithium Ion battery is not heavy. The Lithium Ion battery for a Travelscoot weighs under 2 kg and you can travel about 10 miles on one charge. More good news, the Li-Ion battery has no “memory effect”, simply charge it up  as and when necessary. Similar batteries exist in your computer, mobile phone and […]

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My New Travelscoot

My New Travelscoot

I received my new Travelscoot mobility scooter frame a few days ago. It is the  lightest folding mobility scooter, only weighs 18 Kg. I was really looking forward to trying it out. The new Travelscoot model has reverse gear and drum brakes but it has retained the ‘A frame’ design. The innovative unique hinge means […]

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The Luggie Mobility Scooter

The Luggie Mobility Scooter

I took a test ride on the Luggie mobility scooter at a recent Naidex show in Birmingham. As a piece of engineering I thought it was slick and well made. Extremely easy to fold down, just as easy to unfold so it can be ridden. I’m only able to compare it against the Travelscoot. Each […]

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A big moan

A big moan

If you are travelling by train from London Euston to Berkhamsted you must go down about 14 steps and then walk down a steep slope to get out of the station. The line runs at roof-top height. A big moan I am disabled and must use my mobility scooter (a Travelscoot) because I cannot walk.  […]

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Disabled Persons Railcard.

Disabled Persons Railcard.

I receive full Mobility Allowance so I can receive a 33% discount on rail tickets. I use a Disabled Persons Railcard, it gives me, a disabled person, and one adult travelling with me, a third off train ticket price for UK trains. Do you receive the full mobility allowance? If you do then you are eligible […]

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