Tomcat Tamara Special Needs Trike for Hoist Users
Finally, the Tomcat Tamara Special Needs Trike is now available to riders in the USA.
The Tamara has all the innovative accessories and features of the Tomcat Fizz trike with the added bonus of a “Tilt Away” backrest that allows the rider to be lowered in a standing sling without the backrest and its accessories getting in the way.
““To see children who have never had the opportunity to ride independently or even with assistance, realize a potential they or their parents could never have second guessed before, was truly wonderful”
-Carmen Fairclough, Occupational Therapist
A swivel saddle allows the hoist to approach from either side. When the rider is seated, the saddle swivels to the front and the backrest returns to its preset ride position. The whole operation takes just seconds, which significantly reduces time, stress and effort for rider and carers alike.
The Tamara design is light but very rigid, making if suitable for obese riders who find they sway uncomfortably on other tricycles. The backrest is removable which coupled with our signature “Quick-Release” frame system, makes the Tamara transportable trike.
Custom Made in Britain.
The Tamara is designed to ensure that all riders with physical difficulties, learning difficulties or visual impairments, stay safe outdoors in any situation, no matter how challenging.
In 1997, 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.
Over the past twenty years, Tomcat has helped thousands of children who each have a unique story to tell. They have built a reputation for excellence, and a willingness to take on challenges through a readiness to innovate in building special needs trikes, that other companies were unable or unwilling to match. As a result Tomcat enjoys a second to none reputation.
Requires some assembly preferably by a trained cycle mechanic.
Ships directly from the UK - expect delivery in 7 weeks.
- # of Wheels : Three