Freewheel Wheelchair Attachment
The patented FreeWheel is designed to fit securely on most manual, rigid frame wheelchair footrests, giving a secure fit and excellent handling in snow or over rough terrain.
Why buy from us?
- - We are lSO9001 accredited
- - We are members of the BHTA
- - We are an NHS and HSE supplier
- - A family business since 1846
Why a FreeWheel?
Put simply - this innovative product gives you freedom, independence and mobility.
The FreeWheel allows you to easily and safely traverse any rough terrain. Whether it's the urban jungle that is Glasgow, Dublin or London, going to your child's football game ... or a triathlon, the FreeWheel is the answer.
Weighing less than 5 lbs. it is easy to install ... and when you go inside, it easily stores on a "perch" on the back of your chair, which is included with the FreeWheel.
The Freewheel is a rugged, lightweight (under 2.5kg) add on wheel which quickly clamps simply and securely to the one-piece footrest of your rigid-framed (non folding) wheelchair, allowing you to push over surfaces that would otherwise be difficult or impossible.
The FreeWheel lifts the front castors off the ground, turning your wheelchair into a sturdy three-wheeler that can take you almost anywhere you want to go. Grass, kerbs, and rough roads can be easily navigated, resulting in vastly increased mobility and independence.
Built from strong, aircraft quality aluminium, the patented FreeWheel is designed to fit securely on most manual, rigid frame wheelchair footrests, giving a secure fit and excellent handling (footrests higher than 4.5" off the floor will require a custom frame).
The large front wheel has less resistance than small castors and makes it easier to roll on any surface, whether you are alone, or with a companion. A detent mechanism keeps the front wheel straight to improve stability and handling but, by applying slight pressure, it will release, allowing you to quickly and easily turn in any direction.
The FreeWheel comes complete with an attachment that locks onto the crossbar behind your seat back and holds your FreeWheel firmly in place when you need to stow it.
What is included in the pack?
Comes with everything you need to fit your footrest as well as a storage perch. Kit includes multiple rear ends, shims and perch parts that can be configured to fit different types of footrests. Instructions included.
The FreeWheel is designed to be used on a manual wheelchair with a rigid footrest. The initial installation may take approximately 15 min., after that the FreeWheel clamps on and off in seconds.
Folding Frame Wheelchairs
If you want to fit Freewheel to a folding frame wheelchair, you will need to order the Freewheel folding wheelchair adaptor.
If the distance from the top of your footrest to the floor is more than 4.5" (11.4 cm), please contact us to discuss a custom frame FreeWheel.
If the height of your footrest is over 4-3/4" you may require a custom frame FreeWheel. Please contact us for more information.
If the angle of your footrest is more than 12% the FreeWheel may not work. Please contact us for more information.he pac
The package weighs 5kg and the dimensions are 58cm x 35cm x 9cm
We have dedicated Product Specialists here to help on 028 92 67 70 77 - do not hesitate to contact us with any queries or questions that you may have - including checking if this is compatible with your wheelchair.
Delivery, Installation & Enhanced Warranty Support Options
Standard Delivery only service.
We offer free courier delivery service on all orders over £100.00 ex VAT in the UK and Ireland excluding Islands and Scottish Highlands
Deliveries to the Highlands and Islands are available but will require a separate quotation supplied by John Preston Healthcare Group.
These items will be delivered direct to you via a courier or groupage service. Larger items of equipment may be delivered on a pallet, you will then need to remove the item from its packaging and carry out any assembly of the item. We, of course can always be contacted for assistance on the phone to help you with this.
Please note this is a normally a roadside delivery service. Larger items will be delivered in a box on a pallet and the driver only delivers to the roadside, therefore you will need to be able to unpack the box or move it to your home. And you may require two people depending on the item you have bought.
Orders under £100.00 are subject to a local area delivery charge as follows:
Mainland England, Scotland and Wales £10.20 inc VAT
Northern Ireland £4.00 Inc VAT
Republic of Ireland £5.60 inc VAT
Postage to Europe, by Courier, Express delivery to Europe by road:
Zone 1 - Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands - £22.50
Zone 2 - Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland - £25.00
Zone 3 - Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia - £27.50
Zone 4 - Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Spain, Sweden - £35.00
Please note : Delivery costs apply to products which are 1Kg - 5Kg. Those products which weigh more will be subject to a carriage quotation, which will be discussed with the customer and requirement payment before dispatch.
Please note this is a Roadside delivery service. The Item will be delivered in a box on a pallet and the driver only delivers to the roadside, therefore you will need to be able to unpack the box or move it to your home. And you may require 2 people depending on the item you have bought.
Enhanced Delivery and Installation Service – £114.00 inc. VAT
This enhanced delivery option is fulfilled by our logistics partners Healthcare Distribution Direct, specialists in the white glove delivery and installation of healthcare equipment.
Enhanced Delivery & Installation includes;
- Delivery of your order into your home by competent personnel
- Unpacking and assembly of your order
- Adjustment of the equipment to your needs
- A full demonstration on the safe use of your item
- Removal of all packaging
This is ideal for those customers who require assistance with unpacking and assembling an item and for whom the standard kerbside delivery is not an option.
We recommend this option for customers purchasing Mobility scooters particularly larger ones, Electric wheelchairs, electric profiling beds, electric riser recliner chairs, hoists and bath lifts.
This service is available throughout the UK and Ireland excluding the Scottish Highlands and all Islands.
The enhanced delivery option is not eligible for refund once the service has been fulfilled.
If you have any questions about this service just call our helpful team on 028 92 67 70 77 and we will be delighted to help answer any questions that you have.
Enhanced Warranty Package: £125.00 including VAT
Considering buying an electric wheelchair, mobility scooter, electric rise and recline chair, bath lift, hoist or electric profiling beds?
As manufacturers’ warranties do not in general include callouts and labour, we highly recommend our “12 Months Enhanced Warranty Support " which covers the cost of call outs and labour to diagnose faults and fit warranty parts for up to 3 call outs in year one.
Should your product develop a fault we will always try to diagnose the problem by telephone to provide the quickest solution.
If you opt in to the enhanced warranty support we will appoint a competent person to call out and fit parts under warranty and there would be no charge incurred for the call out and labour.
If you don’t opt in to this service, we can either despatch the parts via courier for you to appoint your own fitter or we would offer to arrange a chargeable call out for an engineer to visit.
This enhanced warranty option doesn’t cover the cost of call outs and labour to repair or fit parts not covered under warranty due to damage or customer misuse. In the event of non warranty parts requirements labour and call outs are chargeable at the standard rate.
Installation and Plumbing
Some of our products will require installation by a qualified person such as a plumber, electrician or engineer. This includes the installation of Stairlifts, overhead track hoists, Biobidet toilet washers, level access shower trays and our range of bath tubs. Please contact us if you require this service as this is not included in any of the above options.