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Time to plan for the roadshow

WITH several new features and a fresh approach to traditional elements, make sure you allow plenty of time to take in all the action at this year’s Mobility Roadshow.

The UK’s premier consumer mobility event returns to the East of England Showground, Peterborough in June.

Always popular is the opportunity to test drive a wide range of adapted vehicles and specialist conversions, including WAVs and drive-from-wheelchair options. You can register for test drives now at

Celebrating the 2012 London Olympics, there’ll be a daily programme of mini-tournaments and events at the ‘Mobility Roadshow Olympics’ in the Sports Arena/Activity Zone, hosted by RGK Wheelchairs.

You can find out how to keep fit and healthy at Cyclone Technologies’ new Focus on Fitness Zone, from gentle activity to full cardiovascular workouts and including the latest innovations in FES technology. See in action the amazing ReWalk ‘bionic’ walking device for paraplegics.

The Design Zone is expanding to include a Café meeting place for visitors to vote on product favourites and exchange ideas with designers. Each day there will be a Designer in Residence from the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art.

If you have a subject you’d like explored in the Meet the Experts sessions, log onto now and make your request.

Potential Open University students can discuss the Disabled Student Allowance assessment process at the fully equipped OU Access Bus.

Also new is interactive Creative Crafting on the Saturday where you can find out how therapeutic this can be and learn new skills with actress, disability rights campaigner and crafting fanatic Julie Fernandez.

The Aerobility Flight Simulator is back by popular demand; Cyclefest all-ability cycling adds more models; Autoadapt’s Driver Test Station rigs will test your reaction times; and young disabled visitors can learn new wheelchair skills with Whizz Kidz.

There will also, of course, be a huge selection of vehicles on display as well as adaptations and conversions, motoring accessories, scooters and bikes, products for the home and children, clothing, gadgets and all kinds of gizmos.

And if that’s not enough to keep you occupied, there will also be organisations offering advice and products that include insurance, accessible holidays and accommodation, fitness and therapies.

Register for your free tickets now at or call 0845 241 0390 and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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