TRIKE DESIGN’S CHAIRIDER SUITABLE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS
Reverse Gear and Disabled Adaptions
Take a look below to see what we can do. If you have a query please get in touch.
I would like to thank NABD for all their help in providing me with grant assistance for the adaptions.
Side Mount Wheelchair Rack
Side Mount Wheel Chair Rack
Other examples of our Wheel Chair Trike work
Fully Automatic Trike with only hand controls and easy access step
Reverse gear – it’s easy…
This is Bob Everitt’s bike. Here’s what he wrote in Open House, the NABD magazine, in Autumn 2002. Due to an accident in 1984 I lost my right arm, paralysed my right leg and smashed up my knee. I saw a program on Sky TV about trikes (not the big VW ones but the ‘bike trikes’ as I would call them.)
As soon as I saw them I knew I could ride one, so I got on the web and got searching and I was gob smacked to find out what I have been missing out on all this time.
I travelled many miles to see all the different models and the different ways the axles and seat arrangements could be done.
I realised that the most important aspect of a trike was the build quality.
After seeing lots of trikes I finally decided on a company called Trike Design (just off the A470) near Cardiff. They, Hank and Robin, only build trikes and they are real perfectionists.
I decided on the style of trike I wanted and it took about four fittings to make it just right for me. Fortunately thay had an NABD rep doing some work there and he was a great help.
They put the throttle on the left-hand side, the front and rear brakes were linked together on the left foot pedal, the clutch remained where it was.
I also had footplates fitted and a Klicktronic gear-changer kit.
The trike handles great, it took a bit of getting used to go around islands as the steering gets a bit heavy but I like the very positive feel to the steering.
The brakes are as good as any bike or car I have driven, they fitted a boyas to balance the brakes and are very easy to adjust to suit your style of riding.