A 250km pilgrimage across two countries would be enough to sate most people’s taste for adventure. But for Helen Smith and Lisa Edmonds, mere adventure might be an understatement – they’ll be making the trek entirely using manual wheelchairs. They’re using the trip to show other people with disabilities that adventure still awaits, and to highlight the absurdity of the situation that accessible bushwalks in Australia are often only 100m long. Scooters Australia talked to Helen about their upcoming trip.
Being able to fit a scooter in the boot of your car changes a lot. Instead of just using it to get around your neighbourhood, a portable mobility scooter opens up expeditions further afield. You just have to be able to get it in your car.
Last month we had a chat with one of our more well-travelled customers, Scott Sanderson. Scott’s been to the Arctic circle, Hawaii, Japan, and South Africa, to name just a few.