Motoring at Rise South East

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With Rise4Disability less than a week away, we wanted to take a look at some of the vehicle manufacturers who you will be able to meet next week.  Today is about motoring at Rise South East.  However, first of all we need to remind you that it’s free to attend Rise but you’ll need to register.  That’s been kept really simple for you too – just click here and complete your details.  That will enable you to skip the registration queues and get straight in on the day.

Sirus Motoring at Rise South East

Sirus are very serious about a good journey if you’re a wheelchair user.  (We couldn’t resist a pun there, sorry).  The Ford Link is one vehicle that takes that to heart.  The options include passenger up front as well as drive-from-wheelchair.

Sirus Ford Link - Motoring at Rise South East

With entrance being from the side, vehicle also retains a rear seat bench for additional passengers – helpful if you are a disabled parent.

Lewis Reed

Lewis Reed will be showcasing their Mercedes V-Class Grande, which is a large people carrier.  Don’t confuse this with a Vito, which is the van variant.  the V-Class comes with all the mod-cons of a car with the practicality of the Vito.

Lewis Reed V-Class Grande

We have been really impressed with the refinement of the V-Class.  This is coupled with a great specification list that comes as standard with the V-Class Grande.  As well as this, thanks to the size, you can get a wheelchair, passengers and luggage into the car without needing a trailer – really handy if you have to travel with a lot of kit.

That is motoring at Rise South East

We’ve barely scratched the surface of what will be on show at Rise South East next week.  Tomorrow we’ll be telling you about wheelchairs you can see at Rise.  Rise is a great networking opportunity, so please remember to share this on Facebook and Twitter.


A wheelchair user for 20 years, Dominic looks at how a wheelchair works for its user base, not the brochure. Dominic is our lead editor.

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