Disabled Brexit

What will Brexit mean for disabled people?

Posted by admin on 28th June 2016

As the UK starts to plan its exit from the European Union, what will leaving the EU mean for Britain’s 10 million disabled people?

The EU has been at the forefront of supporting anti-discrimination legislation, and this has included taking some countries to court for their failure to implement it. It has also been responsible for introducing:

Read more

Gowrings Mobility Caddy helps Ryan support his heroes

Posted by admin on 17th December 2015

It’s been an exciting year for 14 year old Reading Football Club fan Ryan Duval. It all started when players Jem Karacan, Simon Cox and Anton Ferdinand visited Ryan’s school – The Avenue School Special Needs Academy in Tilehurst – to see some of the work pupils had done at the end of last year.

Read more

Karen Darke

“The Game is on” by Karen Darke

Posted by admin on 10th August 2015

Karen Darke, 2012 Paralympic Silver Medalist and Paratriathlon World Champion

A few days back from the World Championships and finally feeling human again (I have peeled myself off the sofa after 2 days feeling super-glued to it…) I’m reflecting on this year’s races and the year ahead to the Rio 2016 Paralympics. It seems only a short while ago since London 2012, but we’re almost there again. It’s the year that counts. The year when performance needs to skyrocket. The year when every nation and athlete are pursuing top form. We’re all chasing medals.

Read more

Wisley event

Sunny Wisley event a success

Posted by admin on 17th July 2015

The sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky as the Gowrings Mobility team made their way to RHS Wisley  in Surrey last Thursday 9th July.

Read more

Karen Darke in action

“The Road To Rio” by Karen Darke

Posted by admin on 23rd June 2015

Karen Darke, 2012 Paralympic Silver Medalist and Paratriathlon World Champion

All year I’ve been training my arms to look like Popeye (or Plastic Man as I recently discovered playing Top Trumps with my friends son Josh!) and pushing myself through pain barriers on the bike, and that time of year that we’ve been doing it all for has finally arrived. The racing season has well and truly begun. We’re just back (the British Para-cycling Team) from almost three weeks away racing at World Cup events in Italy and Switzerland. With only 15 months until the Rio Paralympic Games, it’s a big season for us to collect points for the team, as points equate to places in the Paralympic Games. The more points we can win (by doing well in races), the more places we can qualify for riders in Rio.

Read more