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As some of you will know, I am a blue badge holder in receipt of the higher rate of DLA (mobility). I can walk, but it is very painful and going to town now is avoided if possible.

 

I live about 2 miles from the City Centre and have considered a couple of options. I was considering buying a mobity scooter, either a colapsable one I can take in the boot and then put up once there, or one of the nippy ones (8mph) and drive it all the way there and back.

 

Problem I have is that they are 'grannymobiles' and I am a bloke in my late 40's. Without trying to offend anyone, I don't like the whole image of them. Poxy shopping basket on the front etc. If it had a V8 engine and wide wheels, then great. But no... you know what I mean.

 

Other option is an electric wheelchair, but then I feel like a fraud when I can walk and don't want people getting things from shelves for me when I can get up and do it. But I also don't want to be seen as that bloke in Little Britain either!

 

So. Does anyone know a happy medium for me? I would gladly use one of those two wheel things from USA, but i believe they are illegal here. I am totally open to suggestion, just something that I can ideally sit down on/in and not look like my grandmother.

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Roller skates? :razz:

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I love it! :-D

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Thanks for the replies so far. Roller skates? Behave yourself!:)

 

The last one looks a little more like it. I did a search on google and found a pic. Of a granny and her dog in one. Grrrrrrr!

 

I may be looking for something that doesn't exist of course. I will have to avoid the 4 wheel burgundy red with walnut trim scooters with the wicker basket on the front. It looks as though the cheap and nasty looking 3 wheeler that folds up completely maybe the only viable solution. I have to make sure it has an ignition key though. This is Nottingham and unless it is nailed down it will walk. I even had my walking sticks pinched once whilst I was using the cash point. Couldn't believe it! Running up the road laughing and through them into the road. Luckily a kind person retrieved them for me.

 

Anyway, I diverge. Any more suggestions welcome. I should add, that I am not in the price league for that last one either. It will be a used one I buy.

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I eventually bit the bullet and bought a second hand class 3 mobility scooter that scoots along at 8mph. I have not used it much as I have the same problem as you being a petrol head and loviong V8s etc.

I carry my sticks with me and park up outside the shop and then do the shopping inside however this is only to get bread or milk as a big shopping is very difficult as one has to push a trolley using one stick and hanging onto the trolley to retain your balance. I don't fancy using thsoe zimmer frame type trolleys as it gives me a complex.

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If you are buying a second hand one, there is nothing stopping you from doing it up a bit to make it more fun. :D:p

 

Ride em cowboy!!!!!

 

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That has made my day! I have a photo somewhere of a lady in Skegness riding something that looks like a Harley Davidson, with her blue badge dangling from the steering. I'll try and find it just now.....

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:lol::lol:

 

Bet you can't wait to get one now!! :D


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Update:

 

Bahhhh humbug. Computer says no. Plus the manufacturer has gone bankrupt. When you see this you will understand why I want one.

 

Look up Carver One on You tube. The one with Jenson Button trying it is the best I think.

 

Oh well. Back to the grannymobile then......:(

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HEYYYYY.

 

I'm a granny and I wouldn't be seen using one! :mad:

 

 

 

 

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But not your typical granny!! :p:D


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..... :shock:

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we got a brand new one for sale my hubby 23 and i prefer him in wheelchair it is a tga eclipse scooter folds down for car etc...black and silver very trendy was £1650 new it comes with warrenty..and goes 9 mph...ok it has the detachable basket but comes in handy for my shopping bags lol....has an ignition and you just chaqrge the battery indoors...let me know unless u have found your ideal one..

kind regards

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oh he only tried it twice so it is as new we are nice clean family

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