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Nicolas Hamilton and The 1932 Trike Make it Across The Alps - Just

  • Synopsis: Published: 2011-06-14 - Denny Denlys 1932 Argson mobility trike has made it across the Swiss Alps for a second time 64 years on from its original crossing. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Disabled Motoring UK.

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When Denny originally undertook the Alps Challenge back in 1947 he was able to change public perception of disability and disabled people...

Denny Denly's 1932 Argson mobility trike has made it across the Swiss Alps for a second time, 64 years on from its original crossing and on the anniversary of Denny's death, in part thanks to the skillful driving of motor-racing star Nicolas Hamilton.

Nicolas, along with main driver Dan McIntyre have managed to safely navigate the notorious mountain passes of the Swiss Alps and coax the trike over climbs totaling roughly 19,000ft.

The near constant drizzle has also played havoc with the trike, with water hampering the breaks, the electrics and exacerbating the problems with the clutch which have hounded the team since London. However the team have now navigated the Furka, Susten and Grimsel Passes and are beginning the long trip home, once more following Denny's original route as closely as possible.

The weather has also dampened the atmosphere amongst the team, who have struggled manfully to nurse the trike across the continent, only to be greeted by cold rain and fog.

The Challenge is certainly different from the day-to-day life of Nicolas Hamilton, who can normally be found racing around hairpin bends in the Renault Clio Cup.

"The Alps Challenge is a completely different experience for me. I am very honoured to be part of it. Disabled Motoring UK is a great charity, committed to the cause which makes the whole experience for me worthwhile. I have never driven anything like the Argson trike before, without a steering wheel it presents quite a challenge in the mountains but is great fun."

Nicolas Hamilton on the Mobility Trike next to a support vehicle
Nicolas Hamilton on the Mobility Trike next to a support vehicle

When Denny originally undertook the Alps Challenge back in 1947 he was able to change public perception of disability and disabled people, redefining the boundaries of what people felt was possible. The hope now is that with people such as Nicolas on board Disabled Motoring UK can once more inspire a new generation to live their lives to the full, whatever their circumstances.

Nicolas adds "Life is full of challenges it is important to enjoy every opportunity presented to you and make the best of it."

Nicolas Hamilton on the 1932 Argson mobility trike on a downhill section of road
Nicolas Hamilton on the 1932 Argson mobility trike on a downhill section of road

For more information on Disabled Motoring UK, or to follow the Alps Challenge visit www.disabledmotoring.org



Related:

  1. The Alps Challenge - From England to Switzerland
  2. 1932 Disability Trike Sets Off on Swiss Alps Challenge
  3. People Still Ask If I Need a Push - Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson



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