Mobility scooters in the news again!

A mobility scooter can be such a great asset and help to those with walking difficulties. However, you must be aware of what you can and cannot do on one. You do not want to end up on national news because you have gone the wrong way down a dual carriageway

The Excel Galaxy Plus, as shown above, is just one of 8mph road going mobility scooters that we offer. This is designed to be used both on the pavement when driven at 4mph or less, or on the road.  It cannot go onto dual carriageways or motorways.

This week police in Derbyshire had to rescue a person who had inadvertently started to drive down a dual carriageway. Even worse he was going the wrong way!

It is legal to take your mobility scooter on the road if it is a class 3 version providing its registered. This must be done with the DVLA as the owner of any vehicle that uses the highways is required to.

Pride I-Go power chair

With power chairs and mobility scooters that can travel up to 4mph, all Class 2 products can only ride on pavements. Obviously, they can cross roads as needed but it is illegal for them to be ridden down the road.

When we at supply any orders for our range of mobility scooters we make sure it is demonstrated. Our specialist logistics company not only deliver your new scooter, but they also assemble it and then give you a full demonstration. You will know what every button does, how to steer it properly and shown how to charge it.

Mobility scooters both 4mph class 2 or 8mph an hour class 3 versions can be life-changing. Even power chairs give you, the user freedom you will have long forgotten, imagine being able to go out on your own again!

If you need any help or information then please contact me, Robert Winchurch

Robert Winchurch, owner of

and I will offer you the benefit of my experience in the trade. Use the contact form on the site or if you prefer to phone me on 01492 548102

8mph Mobility scooters can be a lifeline

8mph Mobility scooters can be a lifeline and bring freedom to the users.

The Excel Galaxy Plus 8mph mobility scooter is available in a range of colours.

Mobility scooters such as the Excel Galaxy Plus are capable of going at speeds of up to 8mph. However, there is always a ‘however’ isn’t there! when you are riding it on the pavement, which is legal, you must not exceed 4mph.

Recently though there seem to have been more reports of accidents involving mobility scooters. Mobility scooters are very safe, it is just the way that they are used that is the problem.

Be Aware;

All mobility scooter riders are subject to the laws of the road and should understand the highway code.

Large mobility scooters, also called class 3, are much more substantial in terms of size, weight and capability.


These scooters have a top speed of up to 8mph and can cover up to 35 miles.

They are road legal and so can be used on public roads but not on dual carriageways or motorways, so be sensible out there.

Be safe

Be safe and be sensible if you use an 8mph mobility scooter make sure it is insured. Accidents happen and the road going mobility scooters can cause damage to people or property.

Even worse than you having an accident though are incidents such as one reported recently.  In this case, a man used his mobility scooter to actually ram two ladies deliberately. He was caught on CCTV and is now serving a jail sentence as a result.

It is surprising how mobility scooters, especially the 8mph models are actually being used by people without disabilities as normal modes of transport.

I recently saw a man with an 8mph mobility scooter riding down the road with a trailer attached to the back.

The trailer had a lawnmower in it and apparently, he cuts grass for people and does gardening and finds the 8mph mobility scooter ideal!

Whilst these scooters should actually be registered with the DVLA very few people bother. They do not attract any road tax and do not legally require insurance, so are very inexpensive forms of transport.

Please make sure that whenever you go out on your mobility scooter, whatever its size, you drive with your and other peoples safety in mind.

Quest, a foldable scooter
The Revo 2 a four wheel mobility scooter with a maximum speed of 4mph
The Yoga folding mobility scooter, fully folded.
The Yoga folding scooter in its own case.

Whatever mobility scooter you choose, from the smallest folding mobility scooter right up to the 8mph mobility scooter be safe! Please.

Mobility scooters from

One of many mobility scooters supplied by us
The Colt deluxe from Pride Mobility gives a supreme performance and has exhilarating styling. Our price includes delivery, set up and demonstration

Here at, we believe that the right products and customer service are first and foremost in our operation.

The price that you see should, we think, be the total price you pay. That is why our price includes delivery of your new mobility scooter by a specialist company.

Not only will they deliver but they will also assemble and demonstrate your new scooter to you. This ensures that when you venture out you will have confidence in driving. As well as being safe for yourself and others.

4MPH Mobility Scooters.

Scooters, such as the Pride Colt twin are ideal in tight spaces because of the small turning radius required

With a wide range of 4 mph mobility scooters shown on our site, there is bound to be one to suit your needs. With different colours and different sizes so selecting the right one for your needs is easy.

Of course, we are always here to offer advice and helpful information, just ask.

All 4 mph mobility scooters can be driven on pavements and around shopping areas. They, unlike the larger 8mph scooters, cannot be used fully on main roads. You will I know, be sensible when out shopping and be aware of other shoppers and always follow the highway code.

You can obviously cross any normal road to allow access to the other pavement but it is illegal to ride a 4mph mobility scooter on the road.


8MPH Mobility scooters

As the title suggests these mobility scooters are capable of travelling at speeds of up to 8mph. They are allowed to be driven on main roads but not on dual carriageways or motorways.  Like the 4mph versions, these larger, more powerful scooters can also be used on the pavements and in shopping areas.

However, you must remember that when you are on the pavements you must not exceed the permitted limit of 4mph. Of course, you must at all times show consideration to others and follow the highway code.

Here at, we pride ourselves on offering the sort of service you would expect from a well run retail store. So we ensure that we deliver when we say we will. We arrange for full hand over and demonstration of your new scooter whether it be a foldable scooter

or the largest 8mph model

Finally, to make sure your confidence in us is as high as possible we have teamed up with Healthcare Distribution Direct (HDD). They will do all the deliveries and demonstrations as well as being there for any service issues that might need attention.


Of course, you will find that little old me, that’s Robert Winchurch, is always available to help.