It is a folding, three-wheeled, lever propelled off-road wheelchair.
Battery Life: Approx 20 miles
Source of Wheelchair: Mountain Trike
Diagnosis: Spina Bifida & Amputation
I have been the fortunate owner of an original Mountain Trike for about seven years. It has transformed my life and allowed me to explore the great outdoors and get to places I hadn’t been to in decades. I’ve become much more connected to the natural world and it has done wonders for my mental and physical health. I have knocked type 2 diabetes on the head.
When Tim Morgan introduced the new eTrike I knew immediately that this would greatly increase the range of people able to benefit from its’ capabilities as a great off-road machine. I also recognised that I was not getting any younger and might be able to extend my active years considerably and I invested in one – the very first one, in fact.
Now I can tackle any hill I want, without needing any extra push – useful when you live in Yorkshire! I have explored Neolithic sites in Orkney and climbed eye-wateringly steep slopes to reach Welsh castles in the air. The electric assist allows more time for exploring and it gets you up those steep slopes in fraction of the time, whilst still giving you the freedom to have a proper workout using it manually if that’s what you want. It allows you to go that bit further – all the better for more exploring!
I should finally add that you don’t need to invest in a new eTrike to benefit from the electric assist as it can be retrofitted to an existing Mountain Trike. A typically thoughtful idea from the inventor.