City Insights

Scooter rally and fun day

By Jennifer Drury

Fun at Hove Lawns

The Wheelie Great Scooter Rally and fun day was held this weekend at Hove Lawns. Organised by Age Concern Brighton Hove & Portslade and Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, the event was officially opened by The Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Geoff and Mrs Sally Wells.

Photo:The Mayor, assisted by Mr Peter Otto from Age Concern, and watched by the Mayoress and local MPs Simon Kirby and Mike Weatherly, starts the fun

The Mayor, assisted by Mr Peter Otto from Age Concern, and watched by the Mayoress and local MPs Simon Kirby and Mike Weatherly, starts the fun

Photo by Tony Mould


A fun day for all

The host for the day was Guy Lloyd from Juice107.2 Breakfast Show. There was a lot to see and fun activities for kids. The ‘Red Wheelies’ (think Red Arrows) displayed their mobility scooter skills, to raise money for their new MS therapy centre and there was an impressive display of wheelchair dancing.

Raising awareness

Apart from providing a fun day for all, the event was intended to raise awareness of safety for mobility scooters and road users. Jim Baker, Director of Age Concern Brighton Hove & Portslade said: ‘We want everyone to have fun while also highlighting the importance of how inclusive Brighton can be transport-wise, despite it’s sometimes congested roads.’

Photo:Exhibition of wheelchair dancing

Exhibition of wheelchair dancing

Photo by Tony Mould


Age Concern Brighton Hove & Portslade

Age Concern BHP has been active in the City of Brighton & Hove for 45 years, providing practical care services which are a lifeline for local older people when they are their most vulnerable. Their mission is also to encourage those in later life to be active, have fun and empower them to support each other, by volunteering, socialising and embracing new technology. You can visit their website here.

This page was added on 12/09/2010.
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I can't see/open the pictures?

Editor's note: Sorry you are having problems Steve - but there is nothing wrong on the website as the two photographs are visible to everyone who has visited the page so far. Can only assume it is a problem your end. Try emptying your cache memory?

By Steve Whitehead (13/09/2010)

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