Anyone near Rugby willing to help

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Anyone near Rugby willing to help

Postby PAB855 » 8 May 2020, 10:44am

I have a friend who lives1.5 miles north of Rugby who is a longstanding CTC member, but who has developed a balance problem. I am exploring the possibility of getting him interested in changing to a recumbent trike. Unfortunately I am nearly 300 miles from him and cannot let him enjoy the experience by trying our ICE Adventure. I was wondering if there was anyone in the area who might be able to let him see one in the flesh. It's tricky bearing in mind the current lockdown restrictions, but any suggestions would be welcome. A look may be all that can be expected . A test ride currently may be too much to expect, but in the laid back world there's always a solution somehow.

I have emailed him relating our experiences with the trike, but have yet to receive a reply, so please just look on this as a very tentative step.

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Re: Anyone near Rugby willing to help

Postby [XAP]Bob » 8 May 2020, 10:52am

Yes... but virus concerns at the moment

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Re: Anyone near Rugby willing to help

Postby yostumpy » 8 May 2020, 1:28pm

What a wonderful gesture for a friend. Chapeau !

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Re: Anyone near Rugby willing to help

Postby Shreds » 10 Jun 2020, 9:03pm

ICE Trike dealers can be found via this map and usually have demo bikes to try or discuss.

https://www.icetrikes.co/dealers
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Re: Anyone near Rugby willing to help

Postby NUKe » 10 Jun 2020, 10:23pm

If he is willing to travel I would recommend calling Kevin at DTek not too far away from him and once lock down lifts Kevin has a fleet of trikes to try, one of his taster session might help your friend decide.
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Re: Anyone near Rugby willing to help

Postby [XAP]Bob » 10 Jun 2020, 10:42pm

Updates have been happening offline.

The various suggestions are all good though ;)
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Re: Anyone near Rugby willing to help

Postby Shreds » 10 Jun 2020, 10:58pm

West Country Recumbents are near Derby and do a try before you buy scheme. (01332 865242). Ok thats not Rugby, but they have been around for a few years so have experience.
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Re: Anyone near Rugby willing to help

Postby Tangled Metal » 10 Jun 2020, 11:32pm

Didn't think West country sold ice trikes these days but could be wrong.

Hope the OPs friend gets sorted.

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Re: Anyone near Rugby willing to help

Postby belgiangoth » 11 Jun 2020, 1:17am

Isn't there a place in Shrewsbury that do ICE trikes?
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Re: Anyone near Rugby willing to help

Postby [XAP]Bob » 11 Jun 2020, 11:09am

Derby is a bit closer, but if I was going that far I’d head to Cambridge.

OP is sorted, but my offer stands in general to people on here (and referrals).
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