David Rose bought Loopwheels in September 2015. Here he tells us what he thinks about them and how his loopwheels help him get out and about more comfortably and easily.
I would just like to reiterate my love of my new loopwheels. They are one of the best investments I have made for my wheelchair. I have used the loopwheels over many terains and found that they make my life so much easier. I have gone over several small lumps on pavements and felt the lump through my front wheels but my loopwheels absorb the lumps to the point where I have turned around to make sure the lump was there! I have attached a photo of me visiting an airfield in front of my favourite Lightning, my loopwheels made my day, as I was able to be independant moving around the airfield all day.
Can you please pass a big thank you onto everyone at Loopwheels for donating, building and developing my new wheels. I love them already! They deliver such a smooth ride it is like my world has suddenly become a much flatter place! They look great and are such a clever design.
Steve W (Man United Disabled Supporters Association competition winner) May 2017
I did indeed get out on the weekend, in fact, I managed 21 miles the weekend before last and then another 30 odd miles weekend just gone with the armbike. I love going out on adventures!
Everytime I’ve been out I used the loopwheels. Excursions like this are exactly why I chose these wheels as they provide much needed suspension. Even on road surfaces that look at first glance to be flat, always have their fair share of potholes and bumps that get soaked up by the wheels.
On 26th June 2016 Poppy Jones and her dad Rob took part in the Cardiff Triathlon together to raise money for Cerebra. They faced an additional challenge – eleven year old Poppy has cerebral palsy and Rob pushed/pulled her around the course using custom made equipment specially designed by the Cerebra Innovation Centre – using Loopwheels!
Cerebra funds research into the problems arising from brain injury and disability in infants, offers services that include a postal lending library, grant scheme, regional officers and sleep practitioners. The Charity also provides a holiday home to Cerebra members. The Cerebra Innovation Centre helps parents and carers access specialist equipment that is not readily available elsewhere. Living with neurological conditions can make life very hard, not just for the child, but for their family too and the people at Cerebra, with the help of our supporters, aim to make it easier.