The Lively Crew's first-ever international event saw us, in partnership with national disabled motorist and Blue Badge Holders; Disabled Motoring UK take a 1932 Argson Mobility trike from London, through France and across the Swiss Alps. The event was an incredible success and boosted the profile of Disabled Motoring UK both in the UK and abroad. We were also delighted to have featured on ITV, Sky News and on the BBC who sent a team out to film the progress in the Alps.
Alongside notable disability campaigners, including Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, racing driver Nicolas Hamilton and children's TV star Ade Adepitan - we left London on Saturday 4th June 2011 and returned to a gala reception with MPs at the Houses of Parliament on Thursday 16th June 2011 in order to raise awareness of the charity and the many important issues they campaign on. We will be updating the website with lots more photographs and videos from an incredible trip shortly.
The Lively Crew blog has all the stories from the trip as the team recreated the epic journey originally made by the founder of Disabled Motoring UK, Denny Denly back in 1947.
Following the Alps Challenge, we also helped Disabled Motoring UK organise their inaugural Awards, to celebrate and recognise the achievements of disabled people and organisations, who have contributed to a better day-to-day life for disabled individuals across the United Kingdom.
Winners, which we helped judge, came from right around the UK, including Scotland and Northern Ireland and included motor-racing star Nicolas Hamilton, Cambridge City Council, Peatlands Park and mobility scooter display team the Red Wheelies.
Photographs from the event and all the winners are below.
To find out more about Disabled Motoring UK www.disabledmotoring.org.