Hi Poll,so Boudica has a new ‘War Chariot’…A good choice back in the day. The first scooter I bought for £200 six years ago was an ancient three wheel Shoprider.I modified it, spent money on tyres,batteries and repairs to the Black Box which wasn’t Shoprider.I had loads of fun on it all over the country,but when I started falling off it 14 months ago and wasn’t mucking about, it got butchered for parts when I bought a £500 flimsy Pixie pink thing with four solid hateful wheels,the rears being swapped for pneumatics from the deceased three wheeler. It has some silly little design faults,but for 500 quid…
Two and a half years ago I bought a ‘Brand New Second hand’ Shoprider Cadiz for £800 and up until this February had done over 3,000 miles all on the road.Rear tyres,one pair of batteries, an overhaul on the trans-axle and a few electronic Gremlins,probably caused by me splashing in mud.It always got me home no matter the weather.Oh,it does 10MPH,the crime would be getting caught so I stuck to 8MPH,in the way that all car drivers never exceed 70MPH
As my left arm and hand are now ***te I can’t use the Cadiz,so bought a ‘Brand New Second hand’ Malaga Shoprider power chair for £1300.Now it’s got pneumatic tyres fitted I’m probably doing 30-35 miles a week and it never ceases to impress,epecially in my titchy flat.On 6th June I’m having a test drive/play on a £7,500 power chair through Motability and will be going back on the road.Shame it’s not a Shoprider,but it’s my trust in the Malaga and Cadiz which is getting me out into the traffic again.
Sorry for hijacking your post Poll, but Shoprider stuff really is the Bees B****ks and I think the three of us here are proof it’s excellent kit and I’d recommend it to anybody