Electric bikes for disabled riders…

Further to my original post on the subject of electric bikes for the disabled, I’m getting close to buying my electric bike.

Note that electric bikes are not made for disabled riders, but if you’re balance is OK and you’re otherwise capable, I see no reason why you shouldn’t give it a try (if you’re at all unsure of your balance, forget it). They’re way faster than scooters, for a start, but bear in mind, when going to the supermarket, you’ll probably need to use the store’s scooter.

My choice of machine has changed, and I’ve opted for the Continue reading

Possible alternatives for Motability…

This is another item from the search engines.

Motability electric bicycles.

No such thing, I’m afraid, though I’ve always thought that just offering cars, powerchairs and electric mobility scooters a tad short-sighted. Why not motor-scooters and electric bikes, especialy as the latter are much improved, and lighter, with the introduction of lithium-ion batteries? The qualification for the higher rate of DLA is that your walking ability must be impaired – I don’t see that would prevent Continue reading