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‘Walking Wheelchair’ Trike Hire

Funded on Spacehive 13 November 2021 Delivered 25 September 2022

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‘Walking Wheelchair’ Trike Hire

Chester Wheelers By Chester Wheelers

To provide a service to enable people of all abilities to hire an all terrain ‘Walking Wheelchair’ (Mountain Trike) to enjoy outdoor activities.

Chester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 13 Nov 2021!

Located in Chester, this training and hiring service will enable those with long-term health conditions/disabilities and mental health issues to access areas that they might find difficult to reach with a standard wheelchair or scooter, such as the countryside, the beach, mountains and The Rows of Chester city centre. Chester Wheelers ‘Walking Wheelchair’ will not only improve the health and well-being and advance their social skills, as they connect with like-minded individuals, but will also help to promote the acceptance of all forms of Wheels as mobility aids throughout our society. Demonstrations, skills training and trial sessions will ensure users can confidently and safely handle the all-terrain wheelchair prior to hiring.

What we'll deliver:

  • All ability, all-terrain ‘Walking Wheelchair’ trike hire.
  • Skills and confidence training, trial sessions
  • Storage facilities
  • Transport accessories
  • Bespoke trips and social events with Chester Wheelers

Why it's a great idea:

Social benefits, being able to access a variety of locations with friends and family; join in school trips and/or meet and make new friends as a result of being able to join in accessible cycle rides. Physical and mental health benefits such as improve respiration, from being in the open countryside and enjoying the fresh air, as well as engaging in gentle upper-body exercise, as a result of using the lever action propelling system, unique to the all-terrain wheelchair.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase one ‘Walking Wheelchair’
  • Purchase accessories
  • Demos/presentations in education establishments, inclusive cycle centres, retirement homes, day centres, Cycle grps
  • Promote through social media video blogs, radio, activity centres , GPs, hospitals, physiotherapists, rehab centres.

Location Chester

About the space

The Countess of Chester Country Park is a nature reserve with all where the paths are wide enough to be shared by walkers, cyclist, wheelchair users and children’s buggies. The park offers a choice of routes and distances and the opportunity to be more active, within a safe and pleasant environment.


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £9,059

MT5 + Push Handle + Side Guard & Tyre slime - £5,075 (56%)
Green Badge: Tour Guide Training - £1,518 (17%)
Amazon storage - £1,000 (11%)
Labour to build storage unit - £500 (6%)
Amazon: Sundries - £292 (3%)
Insurance - £107 (1%)
Other - £567 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

MT5 + Push Handle + Side Guard & Tyre slime
Green Badge: Tour Guide Training
Amazon storage
Labour to build storage unit
Amazon: Sundries
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £9,059

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Advice on creating a business plan.
  • Somebody with skills in Marketing and social media including blogging,
  • Somebody with filming and editing skills and or Apple Mac IT skills.
  • Experience in events management.

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