Hand-propelled trike designed in Gloucester wins national bike tender in Norway

Tomcat Rotor

Gloucester-based Tomcat Special Needs Innovation Ltd, has announced that its Tomcat Rotor and its teenage stablemate the Arrow Rotor won class 8 (Handcycle with electric power-assist) in the Norwegian National bike tender.  Similar to the UK’s NHS, NAV is the Government body that supplies fully-funded assistive aids to users throughout the country. The evaluation of the tender was based principally on quality, user suitability and price. Successful Organisations were notified in December 2019.

Tomcat’s distributor, Sunrise Medical, which has its Head Office in Malsch, Germany and a network of dealers and distributors across 130 countries including  Norway, is a leader in the development, design and manufacture and distribution of mobility aids. The world-renowned company submitted the Tomcat Rotor as part of the extensive 20 category bike tender In Norway; a flying start for a product still in its infancy.

The Rotor is an outstandingly versatile hand propelled trike for people with wide ranging physical challenges or those who just want to enjoy safe hand cycling.

Thanks to its weight saving construction, the Rotor is equally at home with the daily commute or the more adventurous sports and leisure activities.

Its normal seat height and sitting posture combines superb stability and natural pedalling position, with an easy wheelchair transfer and excellent, “see and be seen”, visibility.

The Rotors thermally insulated handgrips incorporate an 8 speed Shimano gear shifter, and front and rear brakes for simple, safe, and immediate control of everything.