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Special Needs Trikes Scotland

The Tomcat Tiger Trike is designed specifically to match the narrow pelvis of small children and each trike custom-built to meet individual needs.

It can be built to be quite simple, or to be supportive depending on the rider. Additionally, the rider can be independent or they can be supervised.

It features a maintenance-free and friction-free drive system so any child can pedal it – even those children with very low muscle tone!

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Tiger Innovation.

Small children have a narrow pelvis, but a standard pedal span rarely reflects that fact! Tomcat wanted Tiger riders’ posture to be totally natural, so we manufactured our own special crank and pedal system.

We saved a full 4.5cm on the pedal span by tucking the drive away inside the Tigers cool looking frame, because when pedals match pelvis, the legs are naturally comfortable and the Tiger becomes the ideal therapy tool for growing bodies.

Features.

  • Suitable for user heights of 70 to 95cm in two sizes  Ideal for Restricted Growth conditions
  • Can be fully accessorised with foot, leg, trunk, arm and head support orthosis
  • Fully independent, or optional Carer Control™ or Carer Braking™
  • Frictionless belt drive with disc brakes and parkbrake
  • Maintenance Free “All Internal” steering, braking and drive mechanisms
  • Tomcat’s unique “Narrow Pedal” spacing

What makes Tomcat Special Needs Trikes different?

The unique features of Tomcat Special Needs Trikes set them apart from alternatives. These include;

  • Two piece frame for ease of transport (except the Tiger model)
  • Carer Control™ allows Carer to steer or brake from behind user
    • Tomcat developed this signature feature that is now industry standard worldwide. It is the Gold Standard against which all others are judged
  • They can be converted to a Trailer-Trike™ easily (except the Tiger model)
    • Hitch it to the back of a bike for a fun cycle ride!
  • They are the lightest trikes on the market – just 14kg (without accessories) (Basic model weighs just 10.5kg without accessories)
  • All Tomcat Trikes are custom built to suit the child or adult – including different gear ratios rather than off the shelf settings
  • Option for a hoist accessible Special Needs Trike (The Tamara)

 

 

Customer testimonial:

“I think that the gift of Anouk’s trike has been the single most life enhancing act of kindness we have received since Anouk’s diagnosis – it has made a massive difference to her quality of life and hence to ours… Anouk loves it and is very proud of it and we are very grateful.”

Catherine, Richard, Neave and Anouk

Accessories available:

  • Back rest
  • Foot shoes with straps
  • Foot shoes with leg supports
  • Tomcat Hand Mitts
  • Head support
  • Lap strap

Colours available:

  • White
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Purple
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Pink

We offer free home assessments or visit our showroom in Edinburgh

See the full range of Tomcat Special Needs Trikes available in Scotland

We offer the full range of Tomcat Special Needs Trikes in Scotland

Free Trike assessments available throughout Scotland – call today on 0131 440 3929

Our fully trained Product Specialists offer free, no obligation assessment of the Tomcat Special Needs Trikes range throughout Scotland.

One of our experienced assessors will visit you and the rider in question, with all the essential pieces of equipment needed to find out exactly what type of trike, support and features are needed.

The Assessor will also be able to help answer any questions that you have on the day.

Tomcat Trikes are all custom-built so we do need the rider to be present at the assessment.

You will be welcome to book an assessment at our mobility showroom in Loanhead, Edinburgh – or we can come to you.

All assessments are without any obligation whatsoever and our team are patient, knowledgeable and friendly!

Call us today to arrange your Special Needs Trike assessment in Scotland on

Tel: 0131 440 3929

A little about the inventor – Bob Griffin

Tomcat Special Needs Trikes founder, Bob Griffin, has been a lifelong professional engineer, with many years experience in manufacturing, marine engineering and innovation.

In 1special needs trike scotland Bob Griffin997, Bob met his wife Anne, and her son Thomas who had Angelman’s syndrome, a profound disability, typified by severe learning difficulties, sleep disturbance and poor coordination.

Bob and Tom soon became best friends and Bob looked for ways to help Tom sleep through increasing his exercise. At that time, trikes were considered unsuitable for children like Tom on safety and ability grounds, however Bob invented an entirely new kind of trike called a “Tomcat” which overcame the difficulties that were holding children like Tom back.

Its main feature was “Carer Control” – a rear steering and braking innovation that put the carer in control of every aspect of the child’s safety.

It became Tomcat signature invention, and the industry standard for special needs trike manufacturers worldwide, however, Tomcats patented system remains the gold standard by which all others are judged.

In 2013, Tomcat won the Queens award for Innovation for the 30 plus innovations that Tomcat developed for the disabled community.

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