Silverstone date for disabled drivers

Silverstone date for disabled drivers

A fleet of specially-adapted cars will be laid on to enable motorists with disabilities to take a spin around the race track at Silverstone.

Vehicles with a range of adapted controls will be on offer when Mobility Choice stages its Mobility Roadshow at the world-famous venue.

Drivers attending the event on May 26 will have a choice of over 40 cars featuring push-pull, trigger-type or floor-mounted controls.

The test drives are aimed at younger motorists and novices whose restricted mobility prevents them from driving cars that have not been adapted.

As well as driving adapted BMWs, Fords, Vauxhalls, Nissans and Suzukis round the race track, people will be able to check out the latest mobility scooters, ramps, hoists and rehabilitation aids.

The roadshow is set to be opened by Lamin Manneh, the war veteran, Invictus athlete and star of TV's DIY SOS Homes for Veterans programme.

Entry to the event and all activities are free but those wanting to test drive a car are advised to book in advance.

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