Our Blog

Welcome to Wheelfreedom's news page where we keep you updated on our products, services, and the latest happenings from the wider world.

Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters

Fri May 02 2014
For some people, when choosing a mobility scooter, the weight capacity is a key factor in deciding which one to go for, often due to medical conditions such as diabetes. Our range of scooters therefore includes several heavy duty models that cater to larger users while still offering a good range of features.

New Product Selector!

Fri Apr 25 2014
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Product Selector feature for powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters. This new website feature makes the job of finding suitable mobility equipment even easier than before, and has been designed with ease of use in mind.

Easter Opening Hours and Deliveries

Fri Apr 11 2014
With Easter practically upon us, now is the time to arrange your wheelchair hire should you require one for your holidays. Wheelfreedom will be delivering wheelchairs and mobility scooters in the run-up to Easter, ensuring that you are able to source the appropriate equipment for your mobility needs.

Featured Product: Roma Sorrento

Fri Apr 04 2014
We`ve had significant interest in the Roma Sorrento mobility scooter recently, so have decided to make it this week`s featured product to share why it has proven so popular.

Discontinued Pride Products

Fri Mar 21 2014
Pride Mobility has recently announced that two of their older models of mobility scooters have been discontinued. Both the Ranger and the Colt ES 10 had been in their range for several years, and have now been retired. Pride still make one of the largest ranges of scooters of any UK manufacturer, and for those that were considering the Ranger or Colt ES10, there are a number of alternative models available – either from Pride or other manufacturers.

Disabled Access On London Buses

Fri Mar 07 2014
In an update to our previous post on disabled access to the London Underground, we can bring you news on wheelchair and scooter use on London Buses. With buses serving many more locations than the Tube, disabled access is particularly vital for those wanting to get out and about.

Wheelfreedom and Hypermobility Syndromes Association Announce Partnership

Thu Feb 27 2014
We are delighted to have partnered with nationally recognised charity The Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA) to offer a ten percent discount on mobility equipment hire to members of the association. People with hypermobility syndromes often find themselves in need of short-term equipment hire, and can now take advantage of further savings through using our service.

Disabled Access On The Tube

Fri Feb 21 2014
We often get asked by people in London whether their wheelchair or mobility scooter can be taken on public transport, as this can be vital for getting around. In recent years, Transport for London has had a drive to make trains and buses more accessible to disabled people, and we can provide an update on their improvements to the Tube network.

Featured Product: Pride Quantum 600 Sport

Fri Feb 14 2014
Sitting firmly atop the Quantum range of powerchairs that we offer, the Pride Quantum 600 Sport is an advanced mid-wheel drive powered wheelchair that can be configured exactly to the user`s needs. Stylish and sporty, it lives up to its name with aggressive outdoor performance whilst remaining great for use inside too.

New Exclusive TGA Puncture Sealant

Thu Feb 06 2014
TGA has just launched an exclusive new puncture sealant for all their mobility scooters with pneumatic tyres. This unique new system has been proven to solve around 90% of punctures, and as a prestigious A-Class Retailer of TGA scooters, we are able to offer this upgrade for free.

An Old Favourite - Shoprider Sovereign 4

Fri Jan 31 2014
The Shoprider Sovereign 4 may be one of the oldest mobility scooters in our range, but it remains one of the most popular. Having seen over a decade of service, the Sovereign 4 is a trusted product for those that want a traditional and reliable scooter for use on pavements.

Bariatric Powerchairs

Fri Jan 24 2014
For heavier users, finding a suitable wheelchair can be tricky. Many standard powerchairs will have a weight capacity not much higher than 20 stone, limiting the choice for those that exceed that weight. However, dedicated bariatric powerchairs do exist, and we are able to offer a number of them for hire or purchase, as well as on the Motability scheme.

Motability through Wheelfreedom

Fri Jan 17 2014
Motability are a nationally recognised charity, and offer the opportunity to lease a new mobility scooter or powered wheelchair worry-free for a three-year period. Our partnership with Motability enables us to offer the chance to join the scheme through Wheelfreedom, allowing you to benefit from our team of experts.

New Sunrise Medical Powerchairs!

Fri Jan 10 2014
Sunrise Medical have unveiled a raft of new products and features for their Quickie powerchairs over the Christmas period, and we are proud to be amongst the first able to offer them. Both the rear-wheel drive versions of the popular Salsa and flagship Jive ranges have been updated, while a new HD version of our favourite Salsa M has been launched.

Powered Wheelchair Seating

Fri Dec 27 2013
When choosing a powered wheelchair, it`s important to get the right seat for it – after all, at its most basic level, a wheelchair is a seat with wheels. A wide range of seating options are available over the numerous wheelchairs that are made, and it can be tricky for a beginner to know what is best for them.

Introducing The New Apex Rapid

Fri Dec 13 2013
The latest addition to our fleet of scooters is Pride`s new Apex Rapid. An upgrade on the popular Go Go range, it is a luxury travel scooter with impressive features. The stand-out feature on the Apex Rapid is the full suspension – something not found on any other scooter of its size, and which gives a far more comfortable ride than on more basic scooters.

Featured Product: TGA Vita Lite

Fri Dec 06 2013
The Vita Lite may be smallest member of TGA`s popular Vita range, but it retains the impressive styling and performance the Vita brand is known for. Released just a few months ago, it is a modern mid-sized scooter that offers cutting-edge features.

Quantum Range Coming Soon

Fri Nov 29 2013
Wheelfreedom are pleased to announce that we’ll soon be offering Pride Mobility’s range of advanced Quantum powerchairs. The Quantum range encompasses a number of different models of powered wheelchairs that cater to people with a range of needs, with wheelchairs for indoor and outdoor use, as well as specialist bariatric and paediatric wheelchairs.

Featured Product: Sterling Sapphire 2

Fri Nov 22 2013
The Sterling Sapphire 2 is our featured product this week, and while not a new mobility scooter, it has remained consistently popular with customers due to its unique offerings. The Sapphire offers all the performance traditionally associated with larger pavement scooters, whilst remaining highly transportable. Simple to use, it comes with the engineering quality that Sunrise Medical`s Sterling range is known for.

Christmas Opening Hours And Deliveries

Fri Nov 15 2013
With the busy Christmas period quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to think of hiring a wheelchair if you`ve got an elderly relative visiting, or wish to get out and join in the festive celebrations. It will therefore be a relief to know that Wheelfreedom are delivering wheelchairs nationwide in the run-up to Christmas.

Pride of Britain Karin Williams Thanks Wheelfreedom For Wheelchair

Fri Nov 08 2013
Wheelfreedom have recently supplied a wheelchair to Pride of Britain Award winner Karin Williams, who threw herself in front of an out of control car to save the lives of several schoolchildren. The wheelchair helped Karin with her rehabilitation from her injuries, and she has thanked us for the "world of good" it did her.

Wheelfreedom Announces Partnership With MS Society

Fri Nov 01 2013
Wheelfreedom has partnered with the Multiple Sclerosis Society to offer those with MS ten per cent off the charge of hiring a wheelchair from us. Since launching in 2007, many people with MS have taken advantage of our hire service, and we are now able to offer an additional saving through our partnership with the MS Society.

Complimentary Journey On Emirates Air Line

Wed Oct 23 2013
After campaigning from disabled access groups, the Emirates Air Line, also known as the Thames Cable Car, is now offering a complimentary journey for users of mobility scooters and powerchairs. This journey is valid until Sunday 27th October, and can be claimed by either going to the North Greenwich Terminal or Royal Victoria Dock Terminal.

Which Wheel Drive?

Fri Oct 18 2013
Powered wheelchairs are often advertised as having a certain drive, such as being “rear wheel drive”. For those inexperienced with wheelchairs, it can be confusing what exactly the difference is, and what the pros and cons of each are. Put simply, it refers to which wheels are powered by the motors. This can affect the performance of the wheelchair, particularly its manoeuvrability.