TrailRider all Terrain Wheelchair
A world leading all-terrain wheelchair that allows people with limited mobility to explore otherwise inaccessible bush trails is available at the Loddon Visitor Information Centre Monday to Saturday or by prior arrangement for hire free of charge, for up to three days.
The device is a cross between a wheelbarrow and sedan chair that allows several helpers, known as “sherpas”, to guide the passenger – adult or child – along outdoor tracks and trails.
It weighs 25kg, but can be easily dismantled to allow two people to slide it into the back of a large car.
The TrailRider was invented in the early 1990s by a Canadian named Sam Sullivan so he could keep enjoying his outdoor lifestyle after he became a quadriplegic in a skiing accident.
Brought to Australia by Parks Victoria at the prompting of David Stratton, who has MS, there are officially now 14 in Victoria and six more scattered around the rest of the country.
To book the TrailRider, phone the Loddon Visitor Information Centre on 03 5494 3489.
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