Update Feb 2020: After many requests please note that the address for UK supply of The Alinker is Karen Nicholls at firstname.lastname@example.org . Pyxis no longer supply.
Alinker, a new style mobility device from Canada was previously reviewed in 2017 . They now have a UK distributor Pyxis so here’s an update on how it works and where to get one:
The Alinker is a brightly-coloured, three-wheeled walking aid that helps the user move around easily and independently. It’s been designed to be radically different to other walking aids with an aim to provide something functional, physically enriching and stylish for anyone that wants to use one. At the time, they were only available in Canada and the US, but now they’ve hit the UK.
The key features of Alinker are:
- Self-propelled – the bike is pushed along by the user making a walking/running action while they’re sat on the saddle
- A smooth and easy ride – the wheels turn easily and the unique shape of the frame makes the bike very stable
- Foldable – there’s an easy-to-use catch in the middle of the frame which lets the bike fold down, the saddle can be removed and the wheels pop off easily so that it can fit into the boot of a car
- For indoor and outdoor use – whether you’re quietly wandering through an art gallery or running down a tree-lined path, the Alinker keeps you active at your own speed
- Fun, interesting and a conversation starter – people who are already using the Alinker in the UK often say how many people will come up to them and ask them about it, not even realising that it’s their mobility aidwww.pyxisonline.co.uk
More and more people with mobility issues are using the Alinker to get around shops, museums and art galleries; places that they may have struggled to walk around unaided. As well as using it for exercise, for strength and conditioning, to keep fit and have a healthy lifestyle.
“A recent visit to Lichfield was an amazing experience as this was the first time that I’d been able to walk around somewhere and alongside someone. My stability and coordination improves upon each occasion.” Nick B: ambulatory wheelchair user
When we first spotted the Alinker it was difficult to get hold of in the UK. The Alinker Ltd are based in Canada so that meant big charges for international shipping. But as of June this year Alinkers have been available for the first time in the UK from online retailer Pyxis.
An Alinker costs £1,250 without VAT for people with qualifying conditions and comes with a 30-day no-obligation trial.
You can order online from Pyxis and have your bike delivered straight to your door within 3-5 days when they’re in stock.
Don’t forget to buy our DRINK glass/cup holder for hands free socialising with your Alinker !!!!!!!!!