I had always fancied going on a Segway. Talking to my brother in law about this and he said the girls would love to do that when we come up on holiday.
Decided to book with Lakeland Segway http://www.lakelandsegway.co.uk/segway now just to pray the weather was ok. The day was fine but very cold and windy. Lakeland Segway are based in the small village of Cartmel in the South lakes.
The Segway is a two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicle invented by Dean Kamen.
Computers, sensors, and electric motors in the base of the Segway keep the device upright when powered on with balancing enabled. The rider commands the segway to go forward or backward by shifting their weight forward or backward on the platform. To move left or right you just lean on the handlebars to enable this.
The maximum speed of the Segway is 12.5 miles per hour. The segway is capable of covering 24 mi on a fully charged lithium-ion battery, depending on terrain, riding style, and the condition of the batteries.
Our instructors for the day were Wayne and Gilly. After our introductions we went over to the training ground. We were assigned our segway and started the training. I was worried that I was going to fall off but Gilly reassured us that was a near impossibility.
We spent a small amount of time Practicing going round obstacles, going uphill and more importantly how to stop coming down. The Segway were in turtoise mode whilst we got used to them.
We were ready for our tour. We went off in single file formation down the tracks and bridleways. I didn’t know these tracks existed. When we were all feeling comfortable and confident, turtoise mode was taken off. Go go go!
It was such fun and we all had a huge grin on our faces as we made our way over the tracks on the outskirts of the village.
A brilliant morning and will definitely be back to do the other tour. Thank you to Wayne and Gilly for being ace guides and fun.