Access for all in a wheelchair world first
Friday 19 April, 2013
An all-terrain wheelchair, the ‘Trailrider’, will feature in today's Oxfam Trailwalker, a 48 hour, 100 kilometre hike through five outer eastern national parks.
Pushing the wheelchair, with team member Bruce Towers onboard, will be a team from Parks Victoria, including the Member for Caulfield David Southwick and with the Member for Gembrook Brad Battin assisting along the trek as part of the support team.
The team was brought together by park visitor David Stratton who wanted to build a team to take on Oxfam’s 100 kilometre challenge.
The Trailrider is suited to sandy and semi rough tracks and requires two people to operate, one in front to steer and one behind to push.
If you wish to donate to Oxfam and support the Parks Victoria Teams go to http://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/melbourne/teams/find-a-team/ and enter “Parks Vic Trail Rider Team”.
TrailRider all-terrain wheelchair bookings can be made in advance. For all bookings and enquiries contact 13 19 63.
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