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Warm welcome to new and returning Mobility Roadshow Exhibitors, including Volkswagen

There is always something new at this popular event



Visitors to this year’s 30th Anniversary event will not be surprised to recognise long-established organisations in the mobility sector, indeed some who have supported the Roadshow all the way from 1983.




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Each year…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on April 5, 2013 at 7:37 — No Comments

Daily Express backs 30th Anniversary Mobility Roadshow!

Daily Express backs 30th Anniversary Mobility Roadshow (27-29 June, Telford IC)

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Daily Express newspaper to promote this year’s Mobility Roadshow – our 30th Anniversary of showcasing the latest innovations to aid mobility and independent living..

As media partner the newspaper is providing a programme of editorial and advertising support in the run up to the show, in order to spread…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on March 22, 2013 at 9:18 — No Comments

Got a bright idea? Join us at the Mobility Roadshow's Design Zone 2013

An ingenious silicon cover that adapts to a variety of drinking glasses to prevent spillage while allowing drinking through a straw was voted most desirable product by visitors to last year’s Mobility Roadshow. Called Safesip, it is affordable and simple to use and provides a dignified solution for a disabled user and people with limited grasp, even when lying down, as well as being ideal for children

The runner-up by just one vote was Wheelchair Grippers,…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on March 18, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Get Going Live! puts young disabled in the driver’s seat - 12 July, Donington Park

12 March 2013 – Registration is now open for an exciting one-day event that will help young disabled or newly disabled people to start driving and plan for their first adapted car.



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Get Going Live! takes place on Saturday 13 July at the Donington Park Launch Pad, Derbyshire. Launched in 2011, this…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on March 13, 2013 at 8:08 — 1 Comment

SPECIAL MEMORIES CELEBRATING 30YRS OF MOBILITY ROADSHOW: Caroline Peters fell in love with GreenTyres - and maybe Rolf Harris?

I was delighted when I heard about the first Mobility Roadshow back in 1983 and was even more impressed at the organisation that went into it: shuttle buses from the car park to the main area and all those accessible toilets (almost unheard of then).

In those days, I was 'the face' of Motability and my photograph was used on the charity collecting boxes and leaflets - which I seem to recall were available in abundance at the show.

I thoroughly enjoyed driving…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on March 6, 2013 at 18:35 — No Comments

SPECIAL MEMORIES CELEBRATING 30YRS OF MOBILITY ROADSHOW: Vicky Crees of Sirus Automotive reflects on 'star' VIPs and visitors

At the Mobility Roadshow 2010 Sirus Automotive had the pleasure of meeting Sir Stirling Moss OBE, legendary motor racing driver widely recognised as the greatest all-round British racing driver in the history of motorsport.

He visited our stand and we had the chance to demonstrate our Volkswagen Caddy Drive From Wheelchair Vehicle.

Stirling Moss, who raced from 1948 to…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on March 6, 2013 at 18:20 — No Comments

MOBILITY CHOICE AND DPS: Disabled Photographic Competition winners officially announced today!

Photographic Competition Winners in the Frame

At the national Focus on Imaging show at NEC Birmingham on Monday 4th March, prizes were presented to winners of the 2012 On the Move national competition for disabled photographers.

The competition is jointly organised by the Disabled Photographers’ Society and Mobility Choice, the charity behind the annual Mobility Roadshow.

In this second year of the competition, the Sport in Motion theme to celebrate London’s…

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MEMORIES CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE MOBILITY ROADSHOW: 2004 in Scotland with The Princess Royal

Mobility Roadshow Scotland 2004

9-10 July 2004 – The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston nr Edinburgh

VIP Guests

  • Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who was delighted to meet so many visitors from Scotland and the North of England
  • Kenny Herriot, wheelchair athlete   …

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MEMORIES CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE MOBILITY ROADSHOW....2010 with Sir Stirling Moss

Mobility Roadshow 2010

1-3 July – East of England Showground, Peterborough

VIP Guests this year included:

     

 

  • British motor racing legend, Sir Stirling Moss who opened the event, reviewed many of the new products on display and chatted with visitors.

     
  • Alastair Hignell, former English Rugby Union international, county cricketer and…
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Added by Mobility Roadshow on February 13, 2013 at 12:33 — No Comments

MEMORIES CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE MOBILITY ROADSHOW: TGA’s Tim Ross remembers racing against Le Mans 24 hours champion Win Percy…..at Scalextrics!

"TGA and our market leading mobility scooters have supported the Mobility Roadshow for over 20 years and enjoyed so many memorable moments.



Difficult to highlight one from so many and not forgetting all the end users we have helped at the show, however I guess all the celebrities I have had the privilege of meeting will always bring back special memories. Over the years I…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on February 13, 2013 at 12:31 — No Comments

Team up with Paralympic athletes at Mobility Roadshow 2013 'Sport in Action!'

12 February 2012 – Wheelchair basketball is one of the best known and most popular Paralympic sports, played by men, women and children. Visitors to this year’s Mobility…

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MEMORIES CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE MOBILITY ROADSHOW: Motorsport marshal Steve Tarrant, 2002

Steve Tarrant - Roadshow Memories

Steve Tarrant is an experienced marshal and commissaire. His memories are linked to two specific Roadshows separated by 10 years, which he says showed him how far he has come since his disablement.

The first was in 2002, as part of the ‘Mega Motors’ display at the show held at Donington Park race track. Obviously with my motorsport background, I had been at the circuit numerous times as a marshal,…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on January 29, 2013 at 14:01 — No Comments

MEMORIES CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE MOBILITY ROADSHOW: Motorsport marshal Steve Tarrant, 2002

Steve Tarrant - Roadshow Memories

Steve Tarrant is an experienced marshal and commissaire. His memories are linked to two specific Roadshows separated by 10 years, which he says showed him how far he has come since his disablement.

The first was in 2002, as part of the ‘Mega Motors’ display at the show held at Donington Park race track. Obviously with my motorsport background, I had been at the circuit numerous times as a marshal,…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on January 29, 2013 at 14:01 — No Comments

MEMORIES CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE MOBILITY ROADSHOW: 2003 ‘The European Year of Disabled People’

Mobility Roadshow 2003 ‘The European Year of Disabled People’ 12-14 June – Donington Park, Derby

VIP guests this year included:

  • His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
  • The Earl of Snowdon
  • Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson
  • Falklands veteran Simon Weston

Highlight features included:

  • The launch of the…
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Added by Mobility Roadshow on January 29, 2013 at 13:59 — No Comments

MEMORIES CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE MOBILITY ROADSHOW: Do you remember these bears?

Keith Hirons has an unbearably cute memory of his visit to the Roadshow at Donington Park in  June 2000.

“I still have one of your Mobility Roadshow bears. His name is Moti. I had booked and organised the stand for the Disabled Ramblers Association that year.”

Moti had cousins that were present other years. We wonder if anyone else still has a Mobility Roadshow…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on January 29, 2013 at 13:57 — No Comments

Memories from Mobility Roadshow 2007 with Vicki Butler-Henderson

Memories from Mobility Roadshow 2007

Mobility Roadshow 2007

19-21 July – Kemble Airfield, near Cirencester

 

VIP guests this year included:

  • Vicki Butler-Henderson, Fifth Gear presenter and broadcaster



 

  • Ade Adepitan, broadcaster and basketball star



 

  • Polly Vacher, record-holder for smallest aircraft to be…
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Added by Mobility Roadshow on January 21, 2013 at 9:42 — No Comments

The Mobility Roadshow 2013: celebrating 30 years of groundbreaking innovation

This year’s Mobility Roadshow celebrates 30 years of leading-edge technology designed to help disabled people of all ages lead more independent lives.

Regular visitors will know that this popular annual event has consistently hosted national – often international - debuts of the very latest assistive technology, offering visitors early previews and…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on January 16, 2013 at 16:21 — No Comments

Mobility Roadshow online - New Year, New Look …

The Mobility Roadshow team launches its ‘new look’ web site with added functionality to make it easier to keep up to date with news as plans for this year’s bonanza Mobility Roadshow 30thAnniversary event unfold.

“We’ve streamlined our website navigation, with many more options available at just one click from the home page. This enables…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on January 16, 2013 at 16:19 — No Comments

Mobility Roadshow competition results: Young writers demonstrate sensitivity to disability and bullying

8 January 2013 – The winners of a national writing competition for young people have demonstrated an outstanding depth of emotion and caring concern for people with disabilities.
 
School children aged 7 to 16 years were invited by the charity Mobility Choice to enter its Ready Willing & Mobile…
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