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Searching for a wheelchair user to trial new activity route on River Thames,
Hi Everyone, my name is Neil Clarke and I am project co-ordinator at the Thames Explorer Trust.
We are developing a self-guided circular activity walk called the Thames Explorer Challenge, which encompasses the Thames Path on its route north and south of the River Thames between Tower Bridge and Millennium Bridge in Central London, and we are eager for wheelchair users to fully participate.
On the Thames Explorer Challenge users will follow a map and clues to discover interesting facts and answer questions about this part of the River Thames and the city of London. The facts and questions are themed around the way people have used and interacted with the River Thames in this part of London over the last 2,000 years, and why the River Thames (and the way we interact with it) remains important to us in the present day.
The route itself is approximately 4.5km long and will take around 1.5 hours to complete. We would hope to conduct this pilot trial on either Tuesday 10th of December, Wednesday 11th of December, or Thursday 12th of December 2019
As a result of this pilot trial we would hope that the wheelchair user could help us identify any accessibility issues on the route which we could then mitigate in order to provide a Thames Explorer Challenge that is as accessible as possible to all.
Would anyone in this community be able to help us find a person who uses a wheelchair for our pilot trial of the Thames Path Challenge?
Any wheelchair user who agreed to take part in the trial would be accompanied by a Thames Explorer Trust member of staff on the route, and we would be able to pay the wheelchair user £60 in thanks for participating.
Thanks Everybody! Looking forward to hearing from you.