Swifty Scooters is championed by inspiring Olympians, adventurers and ambassadors with limb difference.
See how our scooters have helped them on their individual journeys below.
Meet Charlotte Gilmartin,
- Ice-Cool Olympian speed skater, scoot-commuter
“It’s a must-have for city living; being able to beat the traffic whilst still enjoying the safety of the pavement. Plus look how “Ice-cool” they are! I’m totally converted! Swifty makes my commutes so much more fun.”
Charlotte Gilmartin has recently retired from Team GB Short Track after captaining her team in Pyeongchang 2018, and continues to coach short track and works as a Personal Trainer.
Read more on charlottegilmartin.wordpress.com
Meet Toby Olubi,
- ¼ of the fastest bobsleigh in history
“Pushing a scooter helps me target the muscles I use for pushing a bobsleigh (glutes, calves, quads and hamstrings), ensuring they’re fired up before a workout. Activating my muscles, burning calories and getting me from A to B, it’s WIN WIN WIN.”
Toby Olubi is a professional athlete and is in the GB Bobsleigh team. He achieved the speed record for the fastest ever bobsleigh (97mph) leading up to GB Bobsleigh’s Silver medal at the 4-Man World Cup in Whistler, Canada, November 2017. Coined ‘GameshowToby’ for his unique funding endeavours, this Bobsleigh Olympian has his eyes on the Bobsleigh World Championships in 2019. After competing in the Pyeongchang winter Olympics 2018, Toby has his sights set for an Olympic return in Beijing 2022.
Meet Jon Gildea,
- British Para-Cycling Track World Champ
Jon Glidea is a Para-Cycling Double World Champ, having won the C5 4km individual pursuit & scratch race at the 2017 World Championships in LA.
The newest addition to the Swifty ambassador team, Jon, a mountain biker at heart, suffered a serious leg injury in 2012 in an MTB accident. Leaving his left foot with nerve damage, Jon became eligible for para-cycling events and now competes as part of the British Cycling Para-Cycling team working towards Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Struggling with longer walks, he takes his scooter SwiftyAIR when walking the dogs and out with his family, and often takes the opportunity to hit the trails riding SwiftyAIR.
Meet Dave Cornthwaite,
- The Adventurer!
"I'm addicted to trying out every different form of non-motorised transport that I can, and when the chance to ride a SwiftyONE came along I took it gleefully. I’m a convert. It’s fast, stable and fun, and the folding process is fast and easy and makes the SwiftyONE a perfect commuting machine. And there’s something about a Swifty scooter that turns people’s heads. When that happens, you know you’re onto something. Here’s to more adventures!"
Dave Cornthwaite rides his silver SwiftyONE in London and is an avid endurance adventurer, author and motivational speaker.
Meet Russell Smith,
- Guest Swifty blogger, London adventure seeker
"The SwiftyONE helps keep my adventure urges at bay during the week, zipping through traffic and past cyclist at lights. Its changed my commute immensely, it always brings a smile to those who stare, at first with confusion and then with excitement. With no locking up needed just fold and slide it under my desk, its perfect around London for short commutes, I'm looking forward to trying it over a much longer distance…"
Russell Smith was the first person to complete Lands End to John O' Groats on a kick scooter. 975 miles in 21 days in August 2015
Read more here BritishAdventurer.com
Meet Jack Eyers,
- Model, Actor, Mr England and GB Para-Canoeist
"Any weather, I love the outdoors! However, I can be restricted because of my amputation, often experiencing pain and discomfort when walking, which takes away my freedom. But all this has changed with the SwiftyONE! It has totally transformed by mobility and gives me the opportunity to be more active. I use it as a training aid to practice weight-bearing through my prosthetic leg. My SwiftyONE has given me a sense of freedom allowing me to explore more of my favourite places in the Peak District."
From being the first amputee to walk in New York fashion week to joining the GB Para-canoe team Jack Eyers has never seen his amputation as a disadvantage. He uses his SwiftyONE every weekend and has found it to be a great asset in his training for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics!
Find out more at https://www.jackeyers.com/Follow Jack on Facebook @jackeyers1, Twitter @jackeyers and Instagram @1man1leg1mission
Meet Poli Paterson,
- Advocate for physical activity and sport for people with limb difference
“My scooter has given me my freedom, because now I can get out and enjoy summer again, which is the first time I’ve been able to do that in years… I don’t have a limit.” Poli was diagnosed with septic arthritis and CRPS-II in her teens, and for 20 years had to use a wheelchair. Aged 38, she was approved for amputation and now uses a prosthesis.
Poli is a volunteer for the charity Limb Power who 'engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation'. She uses her SwiftyONE named 'Anthi' to get around and spread the word on the benefits scooting can bring to amputees and the benefits she’s found from it.