Posted on August 8, 2012 by nazishs
The best thing about the Asgard Motorbike shed is that the large spacious proportions means that it is not only is it suitable for storing up to 2 motorbikes as well as all your riding gear, leathers, helmets, boots and bike accessories, it can also provide secure multi-purpose storage for a variety of uses.
Asgard customers Peter and Jackie Hall decided to store a Trike, a motorised 3-wheeled scooter in the motorbike shed. We asked them what they thought about using the Asgard bike shed to store their trike.
How did you find the delivery service from Asgard and assembling the bike shed?
“My first impression was on delivery of the parts of the shed: the delivery men were excellent; very careful with their handling and couldn’t be more helpful, giving me tips on the assembly that proved invaluable. Assembly was remarkably straightforward, given the number of parts and the weights and sizes involved. I had to do the assembly single-handed, but this was no problem. The instruction diagrams were clear and obvious to follow, and during assembly I was frequently noticing just how cleverly thought-out is the design down to the finest detail – everything just flowed together and potential difficulties had obviously been foreseen and averted.”
The Asgard shed is suitable for storing a trike and disability scooters safely
Were you impressed with the finished product?
“The completed shed is superb! Everything about the shed testifies to its quality. The wood floor
is a boon: apart from providing a smooth, comfortable base it also deadens quite a lot of the metallic booming sound that was noticeable during assembly.”
And is the bike shed suitable for the intended purpose of storing the trike?
“Our use of the shed has nothing to do with motorcycles!! My wife is disabled, so we use the shed to store her disability “trike” (i.e. a front wheel attachment converts her wheelchair into a mechanised trike with an electric motor that whizzes her along at up to 16 mph). We have especial needs of easy access and copious accommodation, and this it provides. She particularly appreciates the convenience and ease of use of the fitted ramp
, and the double doors that allow a wide entry space. Headroom is fine and the generous proportions of the shed allow plenty of freedom of movement around her trike. And we are comfortable knowing that the shed is very secure, yet easy to lock / open.”
“Arthritis is not a pleasant affliction, but that does not mean we can’t enjoy a quality of life. Our set-up with the disability trike and its spanking new storage shed gives her a facility she takes pleasure in using. Thank you for supplying such a cleverly thought out and functional product.”
Need to store your vehicle?
If are looking for the best way to store a trike, or a disability scooter, then browse through the Asgard range of secure outdoor storage units here, or call us on Tel:08456 580 730 to discuss your storage requirements with out Customer Service Team – We will be happy to help!
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Posted on August 4, 2012 by tarahamilton
Mobility scooters are of great importance to many people and are sometimes their only means of transportation. Having a mobility scooter or not, is the difference between being able to leave the house, or being trapped inside all day. If a mobility scooter is the only way for you to get around, then you’ll want to do your best to take care of it. Having somewhere secure to leave the unit is important as you don’t want it to be left outside waiting for thieves to find it. If you have a garage or a shed keep it locked up when not in use. This may seem like an obvious thing to do, but recent news articles have shown that not everyone takes that safety precaution.
A young woman in Carlisle was left virtually housebound after her mobility scooter was damaged by vandals. Having left her mobility scooter outside, a group of thieves kicked down her garden fence and attempted to ride the scooter however they were unable to escape with it due to locked gates. Thieves made a second attempt at steeling the bike later that night in a different direction, but again were unable to exit thanks to cobbles and steps. The thieves abandoned the scooter in a neighbour’s garden. Although the scooter wasn’t stolen, it was left severely damaged and has left the owner of the scooter housebound. Read more>
Another incident occurred in Spalding this month. Cindy Maddison had left her mobility scooter in the landing of her apartment block, only for it to go missing. Cindy can only walk short distances and without her scooter she will have to rely on being driven around. Read more>
These thefts show that leaving your scooter anywhere that can be accessed by the public isn’t secure. To avoid ending up like these ladies, keep your mobility scooter locked up. Asgard mobility scooter storage is a metal security shed that will keep your mobility scooter safe from theft and vandalism. This unit is made from tough weatherproof steel, has reinforced doors and panels and is equipped with a tough 5 point pick resistant locking mechanism. It has an access ramp and is large enough for you to ride the scooter in and out of the unit. See full product details here>
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Posted on October 25, 2011 by nazishs
A disabled pensioner has been left housebound after his mobility scooter was stolen and trashed. His mobility scooter, which gives him contact with the outside world, was stolen by heartless thieves, who then smashed it up and threw it into a nearby pond. The 79-year-old suffers from a serious lung condition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which means he cannot walk more than few steps without becoming out of breath.
Arthur Wheeler, 79 years old from Stanley, Wakefield, pictured with his wife Joan
Mr Wheeler and wife Joan, 77, woke up on Saturday morning to discover the scooter was missing. Mrs Wheeler, of Balk Crescent, said: “We couldn’t believe it; I don’t know how anybody could stoop so low. He relies on the scooter to get out of the house and he uses it every day to go up to the shop for his paper.”
The couple’s sons eventually found the scooter after searching the area around their home, dumped in a fishing pond near to his home in Stanley.
Using a lasso they dragged it out of the water but it had been damaged beyond repair.
But because the scooter had been parked outside the back of their bungalow at the time, it was not covered by insurance.
Mrs Wheeler, who also uses a mobility scooter, said: “Even a second-hand one would cost between £200 to £300, which is a lot of money.”
The theft happened sometime between last Friday evening and Saturday morning. Police investigations are on-going and officers want to speak to anyone who spotted anything suspicious.
Anyone with information should contact the North West neighbourhood police team on 0845 6060606, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
(Article Source: Wakefield Express News)
Prevent theft of your mobility scooter
If you rely on your mobility scooter to give you’re your independence, make sure you keep your mobility scooter safe and secure at all times by storing it inside a secure storage unit, such as the Asgard Mobility Scooter Storage Unit.
Store your Mobility Scooter in this secure outdoor Mobility Scooter Store from Asgard
Remember that even if your scooter is covered by Insurance, if the scooter is not stored with adequate security as per the Insurance policy, you may not be able to make a claim. So by investing in a secure storage unit for the scooter – not only is it keeping it protected from theft and vandalism, it may also cover your Insurance policy security requirements.* (Please check with your Insurance Provider for more details before ordering.)
For more information on secure mobility scooter storage, see the Asgard Mobility Scooter product page here.
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Posted on August 5, 2011 by nazishs
Using a mobility scooter is a great way to stay independent and keep active out and about. They are becoming more popular as people realise the benefits of using the vehicles to carry out day-to-day tasks, visit friends and family and retain their freedom. The chances are that you know someone who uses one or is considering becoming a user in the near future, or perhaps you are a user yourself.
Staying safe on board is essential to get the most out of your mobility scooter.
This is why Norfolk Constabulary have put together some top tips for mobility scooter safety:
• Seek professional advice before making a purchase to ensure that the mobility scooter meets your individual needs and requirements.
• Understand what all the switches and levers on your scooter do, and be confident that you can control it properly before you go outside on it for the first time.
• Keep your scooter properly maintained and have it thoroughly checked. The manufacturer’s handbook will tell you how often to do this.
• Make sure your battery is kept fully charged. If you are storing the vehicle for long periods without use make sure the battery is recharged at least once a month.
• Keep your personal possessions safe and secure and your valuables out of sight.
• Do not overload your scooter with shopping or other goods or hand anything from the handlebars as this could make the scooter unstable and more difficult to control.
• Pedestrians have the right of way. If you are riding on a pavement or footpath, give way to pedestrians. The top speed allowed is 4mph and even this may be too fast where there are pedestrians.
• To drive on the road you need a vehicle (Class 3) that can travel at 8mph (12 km/h) or (Class 2) if there is no alternative. It must also have headlights, rear lights, flashing indicators and a horn.
• When you are on the road you should obey the guidance and rules for other vehicles – The Highway Code. When on the pavement you should follow the guidance and rules for pedestrians. Mobility scooters are called Invalid Carriages in law.
Although you do not have to be insured by law, we strongly recommend that you have at least third-party cover. It is also a good idea to be covered for fire, theft and damage.
Storing your Mobility Scooter
We recommend that you store your mobility scooter in a dedicated storage unit – such as the Asgard Mobility Scooter Storage Shed
. This purpose built metal storages unit are designed to protect mobility scooters from the weather, vandals and risk of theft. They are simple to operate, require limited maintenance and can be relocated if required. The unit is supplied with a convenient internal socket point which enables the scooter to be charged safely as required.
Store your mobility Scooter safely and securely when not in use.
For more information and to order a mobility or disability scooter shed – please browse the Mobility Scooter Storage
section on the Asgard Website.
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Storing your Mobility Scooter
One of the most important questions to answer when it comes to looking after your new mobility scooter is how to keep it safe and secure overnight or when not in use. Below is an overview of the different options you have available.
Before we discuss the different options, it is a good idea to look at the type of vehicle you have as well as the existing storage space available. Mobility scooters come in all shapes and sizes, and for the majority of people may need to be kept outdoors or in the garden.
If you are lucky enough to have an existing garage with plenty of room for a mobility scooter, this may be your first option. However, think about how convenient it will be to access the scooter as many garages also store cars, bikes, lawnmowers as well as general clutter. So is it easy for the user to be able to go in and take out the mobility scooter from the garage whenever it is required or will they require assistance?
Does your garage look like this?!
Alternatively, a lightweight waterproof cover for mobility scooter may be used outdoors to protect from rain or damage. These are fine for temporary protection or even when used if you are storing the mobility scooter in a garage to protect from dust for a long period of time.
But even if you have a garage or a garden shed but are looking for a more permanent place to keep your mobility scooter secure, then a secure metal storage unit, such as the Mobility Scooter Storage Shed from Asgard may be more suitable for you.
Large Mobility Scooter Storage Shed from Asgard.
A metal storage shed for your mobility scooter is designed to house your scooter when not in use, and large enough to accommodate most sizes of scooter. They can be installed in the garden, next to the garage, or a side alleyway, providing extra security and protection for your mobility scooter.
The Asgard Mobility Scooter store is a secure weatherproof storage shed, keeping your mobility scooter kept dry, safe and protected from damage while not being used and also includes an integral metal base with fixings for securing to your concrete base for maximum security. The Asgard Mobility Storage unit also has a large double door access and comes with a fold down ramp making it easy for you to simply ride in and out with minimal effort.
So before you decides which storage solution is best for storing your mobility scooter, make sure you have considered your options. For more information on the Mobility Scooter range from Asgard, simply call us on 08456 580 730 or visit our website http://www.asgardsss.co.uk
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