25-27th June, open 10am daily, Donington Park, Derby
The opening day of the 2015 Mobility Roadshow has attracted high numbers of consumers looking to test drive the latest adapted cars and discover product innovations for independent mobility.
Popular TV celebrity Dr Hilary Jones opened the show at 10am to large crowds and then engaged with visitors and exhibitors in the exhibition hall and trackside. He was interviewed by several journalists including two BBC reporters and then experienced a test drive for himself around the Donington Motorsport circuit.
The Mobility Roadshow has achieved a successful return to this popular Derbyshire venue following extensive press and social media coverage. The event has achieved editorial in over 125 regional newspapers, several national newspapers and a plethora of specialist consumer magazines – all supported by intensive online activity and radio coverage.
The whole event has experienced high attendance and feedback from exhibitors and visitors has been positive thanks to the unique, welcoming atmosphere the Mobility Roadshow always delivers. Test Drive Control has been busy throughout the day and high levels of attention have been given to the numerous new cars, wheelchairs, scooters and aids for daily living being launched at this year’s show.
Ann Fyre, Chair of charity Mobility Choice commented: “We are delighted to report the opening day has been a success, both for visitors and exhibitors. It has provided the unique opportunity for consumers young and old to experience a stimulating, interesting and enjoyable event that provides many answers to independent mobility. On behalf of Mobility Choice I would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters for ensuring that our return has been a success.”
Day two will involve the hosting of the Age UK and the Forum of Mobility Centres conference ‘Driving Challenges and Choices for Older Drivers’. This will deliver an informative debate regarding a variety of topics including the latest driving technology, practical schemes to assist older drivers, safety initiatives and the development of driverless cars. Highlights planned for the final day include the appearance of multi-gold medal winning Paralympian David Weir CBE.