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The Mobility Roadshow – Fast track your freedom

The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live!

For over 30 Years, The Mobility Roadshow, organised by the charity Mobility Choice, has been helping to meet the nation’s mobility needs. DMUK is a long-standing supporter having attended the first Roadshow in 1983 (as formerly DDA and DDMC) and every year since! From 26–28th May, this unmissable and popular event, incorporating Get Going Live! takes place for the first time at the magnificent Silverstone Circuit, home to the British Grand Prix.

UK and international visitors will have the free opportunity to test drive adapted and wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVS) around the historic Silverstone circuit accompanied by professional drivers. Visitors will also be able to discover the largest range of adapted driving controls available today – no other show has this remarkable range. Whether through the Motability scheme or private ownership, disabled drivers and passengers seeking the ideal solution for assisted driving will be able to compare and contrast a diverse selection of vehicles and adaptations all in one location.

As well as free test drives, there will be further vehicle displays inside the spacious Silverstone Wing. Gold Sponsors Autoadapt, Elap, Mobility Networks and Kivi, will be showcasing their accessible vehicles and driving adaptations alongside other leading conversion specialists such as Sirus Automotive and Lewis Reed.

2016 also sees the exciting return of Get Going Live! to the Mobility Roadshow. Co-hosted by the charities Mobility Choice and DMUK, this popular three day test-drive feature focuses on the needs of younger people with disabilities and novice drivers. Get Going Live! has helped many people across the UK discover adapted driving controls for the first time and explore options for accessible motoring. Visitors and their families, including teenagers from age 15, will be able to safely test drive a range of adapted cars accompanied by Advanced Driving Instructors. As people with a disability can gain their driving license a year early at age 16, Get Going Live! helps teenagers choose the right first vehicle for them. Get Going Live! also benefits mature drivers who may wish to explore options for safer, more comfortable driving. As Get Going Live! is incorporated into the Mobility Roadshow, visitors can take advantage of a wealth of specialist mobility products and services on display in the impressive Silverstone Wing.

Amongst the 2016 exhibitors, the DMUK stand will be encouraging show attendees to support the interests of Blue Badge holders and providing information on how this vital charity campaigns for disabled drivers and passengers – actively working with parking authorities to reduce Blue Badge parking abuse. Exhibitors in the Silverstone Wing such as Loopwheels, Chunc, Mountain Trike, All Terrain Wheelchairs and Mybility will showcase revolutionary all terrain, paediatric and bespoke wheelchair designs. Plus, there will be the latest mobility scooters, rehabilitation products, ramps and hoists on show – all ready for hands-on testing.

With features appealing to a wider audience, Let’s Play! will be exhibiting at the Mobility Roadshow this year. Let’s Play! work with various National Governing Bodies and new partners in providing ‘come and try’ sessions which encourage individuals to become involved in disability activities. On the 26th May, visitors can enjoy free taster sessions of Boccia and Disability Tennis whilst on the 27th and 28th May, visitors can try Powerchair Football and Wheelchair Basketball.

If that isn’t enough, then this year’s Mobility Roadshow is delighted to be giving away some amazing prizes as part of a Daily Golden Ticket Prize Draw! Show Sponsor Aerobility, the aviation charity for disabled people in the UK, is providing an exciting introduction to the world of assisted flying with a “once in a lifetime trial flight prize”. Sponsor iCAN are offering one winner a thrilling Supercar Triple Driving Experience. iCAN provide the best Supercars, such as a Ferrari 360 and Lamborghini Gallardo – all adapted for people with restricted leg or arm movement. Plus one lucky visitor stands to win an iPad air.

Ann Frye, Chair of Mobility Choice, summarises: “The Mobility Roadshow 2016 aims to provide a wide ranging showcase of mobility products, accessible vehicles and adaptations that can enrich the lives of people living with disabilities. We are delighted to be hosting the show at Silverstone for the first time in our 33-year history. Visitors to The Mobility Roadshow will find a wide variety of adapted driving controls and vehicles to suit their personal needs together with the many demonstrations and interactive displays on offer.”

All Mobility Roadshow and Get Going Live! activities are free, including all test drives, entry and parking on hard-standing. For further information and to pre-register for test drives visit: www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk.

Get Going Live! is co-hosted by charities Mobility Choice and DMUK.

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