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With help from AVH – Accessible vehicles to help you get to the Games!

Commonwealth Games

Glasgow hosts the 20th Commonwealth Games in its city from 23rd July to 3rd August 2014 and it is to be the biggest multi sport event ever to be held in Scotland, Glasgow previously hosted the Games in 1970.

The events taking place include:- Athletics, aquatics, netball and rugby sevens. It is also proposed that the games will also hold Integrated Disabled Competitions which include events such as swimming, athletics, cycling and table tennis.

Andrew Lindsay one of Great Britain’s disabled swimmers said ‘ disability sport is an integral part of the Commonwealth Games and I know Glasgow will do a brilliant job creating awareness for the disability events that take place in 2014 (Disabled World, 2013).

If you are thinking of visiting what is going to be a hugely popular event then tickets are available which cater for accessibility support needs. The main categories for spectators with a disability or impairment include:-

  • Wheelchair user
  • Deaf /hearing impaired
  • Blind / visually impaired
  • Ambulant disabled
  • Assistance dog owners
  • other (e.g learning disabilities, mental health impairments)

Any accessibility requirement should be noted on your ticket application.

Here at Adapted Vehicle Hire we are committed to ensuring that those needing mobility support to enable them to attend such events as the Commonwealth Games or visit the many attractions Great Britain has to offer, can do so with ease. Our fleet of vehicles can be fully adapted and bespoke to our customer’s needs. Available on a variety of terms, from short one day hire through to medium and long term hire. With a wide range of adapted cars including Nissan Micra, Ford Mondeo and BMW 3 series we then move to our Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV’s) which range from Renault Kangoo, VW Transporter through to the Peugeot Boxer which can carry up to 9 people.

Our team of dedicated engineers can adapt and modify your vehicle in our own workshop with the available adaptations including:-

  • Push pull hand controls
  • Left foot accelerator
  • Steering wheel aid/ball
  • Infra red steering ball
  • Indicator cross over bar
  • Easy release handbrake
  • Wheelchair topbox
  • Indicator toggle
  • Wedge cushion
  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles
  • Transfer from wheelchair

For further information please contact our friendly team of advisors on 0845 257 1670