Tomcat, Gloucester, UK – are a local company based on the Gloucester Business Park. They design and build custom made trikes for children with special needs. Trikes are built for all abilities and Tomcat are acknowledged specialists in their field and experts at getting the most severely disadvantaged riders cycling.
To date Tomcat have made over 5000 tricycles, each custom built, each with lifetime support, and each with an unconditional guarantee.
Tomcats founder, Bob Griffin In 1998 wanted freedom for his own son Tom who had very severe learning difficulties. Bob designed his own tricycle and tested it on Tom. He then set up Tomcat in a garden shed and on a shoestring budget.
“His invention was “Carer Control”, a system whereby a parent could independently control steering, braking and speed, when learning difficulties, vision or physical difficulties made those fundamental skills impossible.
“Since those early years, Tomcat has become the UK’s biggest and best loved manufacturer of special needs tricycles, exporting to Norway, Russia, Belgium, Greece, Italy and the rest of the world.”
Tomcat state that:
Our aim is to give children back their independence, to let the wind run through their hair, to watch them have fun but most of all to make memories which will never be forgotten.
More information about Tomcat can be found on their Facebook page and on their website