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Get active! The importance of sport for wheelchair users

Posted by admin on 09th May 2018

With 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK, there’s increasing demand for improved opportunities for disabled-friendly sport. Getting active offers important health benefits for wheelchair users and can significantly improve their everyday life.  Regular physical activity is good for physical and mental wellbeing and can be a great way to meet new people.…

Courageous Climber Recognised for Mountain Wheelchair Ascent

Posted by admin on 19th February 2018

Not even a mountain the size of The Empire State Building stops some wheelchair users from reaching their goals. Hong Kong-based climbing pro Lai Chi-wai has hit the headlines over a year after conquering the summit of Lion Rock, a mountain that overlooks his home city, having hauled himself almost…

Kyle’s story…

Posted by admin on 18th January 2018

Thanks to the Gowrings team, Kyle can now travel to infinity and beyond! Kyle is 9 years old and battles with a rare condition called Trisomy13. He requires 24 hour care which his family provide along with the constant support of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and every character in the Toy Story…

Considering a Winter City Break? – Top 5 Wheelchair Accessible Cities

Posted by admin on 10th October 2017

UK’s top 5 wheelchair accessible cities When you have a disability, visiting a new place can feel like an epic planning project. In fact, being able to go anywhere can all come down to the very smallest detail that many other people take for granted. But while the UK has…

Accommodating Disabled Air Travellers – How the Airports Rate

Posted by admin on 16th August 2017

Regulator finds Heathrow poor for disabled travellers Just as many holidaymakers look forward to flying out for their summer break, Heathrow Airport has received a ‘poor’ rating for accommodating disabled travellers. A report by the industry’s regulator found that Heathrow airport failed to treat some passengers with “dignity and respect”. In…

Disabled Shoppers Feel Forced to Shop Online Rather than Battle the High Street

Posted by admin on 27th February 2017

People with disabilities say that poor access in UK town centres forces them to do their shopping online. They also experience difficulties using the most basic facilities such as toilets and changing rooms, according a new report. Many said that they struggle to access shops, cafes and restaurants. Some even said they felt invisible to staff who,…

Safe Christmas driving

Posted by admin on 16th December 2016

Whether you are planning to visit friends and family at the other end of the country, or just around the corner, you need to take extra care on the roads this festive period. Even if you have a new car or wheelchair accessible vehicle, things can go wrong. It is an unfortunate…

Gowrings Mobility Ambassador Karen Darke wins Gold at Rio Paralympics

Posted by admin on 26th September 2016

If you are looking for inspiration from this year’s Rio Paralympics, then you don’t have to look much further than hand cyclist, Karen Darke. Already a silver medallist at the 2012 London Paralympics and a Para-triathlon World Champion, Karen can now add gold to her medal collection, after winning cycling’s…

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Gowrings Mobility Going from Strength to Strength

Posted by admin on 21st September 2016

We would just like to assure all customers and suppliers that although we share a similar name, Gowrings Mobility are a completely unrelated company to Gowrings Ford of Newbury. In an announcement this week the Motoring Group, whose franchises include Gowrings Ford based locally in Newbury has unfortunately been forced…

Paralympic Inspiration

Posted by admin on 02nd September 2016

Inspiration after London While the organisers behind Britain’s team at next month’s Paralympic Games are hoping that the sporting performances will inspire a better world for disabled people, research shows people were more motivated to get active after the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The study by Grass Roots for Leonard…