Rain

Rain

max temp: 3°C

min temp: 1°C

Search

Top Gear’s champion mobility scooter arrives at Ickworth House

PUBLISHED: 14:18 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:18 21 December 2017

Rachel Elding, TGA retail development manager, with National Trust volunteer Gruffydd Rowlands driving one of Ickworth House�s new Breeze S4 mobility scooters.
Picture: TGA

Rachel Elding, TGA retail development manager, with National Trust volunteer Gruffydd Rowlands driving one of Ickworth House�s new Breeze S4 mobility scooters. Picture: TGA

Ray Dale

Sudbury-based mobility scooter specialist TGA has been chosen by the National Trust to provide four machines to assist visitors to its Ickworth House property near Bury St Edmunds.

The Breeze S4 models, which can travel at up to 8mph and are suitable for light off-road use, will enable people with limited mobility to explore the grounds at Ickworth, including its Walled Garden, Italianate Garden and Fairy Lake as well its extensive park and woodland, without having to rely on a wheelchair.

The scooters are in addition to a buggy which is already used to help visitors get from the car park to the main house.

Daniel Stone, managing director at TGA, said: “We are honoured to have supplied four of our flagship mobility scooters to the National Trust and Ickworth House.

“Our Breeze scooters will provide a safe and assured driving experience for visitors so they can discover all the delights of Ickworth independently or alongside their family.”

The machines are similar to the Breeze model which won an extreme mobility scooter challenge on the BBC’s Top Gear programme.

The shocking prevalence of rape in Ipswich has been uncovered in an EADT and Star investigation.

Ed Sheeran has got engaged to his partner Cherry Seaborn, the Framlingham singer has confirmed on Instagram.

Police wants to speak to two teenagers about an attempted murder in Colchester in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services have been called to the scene of a car having gone into a ditch on the A12 near Darsham

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk on Sunday morning as temperatures are set to drop overnight.

Tourism leaders in Suffolk have teamed up to entice high-spending younger visitors to the county and place it on their “must-visit” list.

Few of us can imagine what it feels like to be born in a body that you do not recognise as your own.

Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Osborne Street, Colchester, in the early hours of this morning.

Nadhim Zahawi, minister in the Department for Education says the Ipswich Opportunity Area plan will give young people in the town to be the best version of themselves.

A Suffolk family had the BBC’s DIY SOS team spend 10 days at their property in November.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24