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Here are some of my photos. This shows some of my travels.


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Binu and the Great Wall

Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

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The Quovis   

Getting onto the car

The driving station

© photos by Peter Atkinson  

I finally tracked down the Quovis dealers in UK. I thought I'd really like to have one of them - they look so cool. I persuaded them to come and give me a demo. As I knew some people at Coventry University might also like to have a look especially thae car design department - I told them about it and a few of them did come along.

It is nice and compact. I drove into it quite easily. I must say i did not have the guts to take it out for a spin in the small car park with everybody looking on. The controls were not difficult - mostly pull and not push and pull which used to throw me. There is no power steering although I was told that the car is very responsive to the wheel. I am quite short and I found that I could not move forward because there is a box which portrudes from the floor which is too tall for my Invacare Storm.

                                                         car locking system

I will have to use a different chair with a high cushion in order to see out of the car. It only goes a maximum of 50 miles an hour and you are not advised to go on the motorway with it.

I asked myself if I really needed it. Parking would not be easy - you need a clear 2 metres to be able to get out. Coventry is ringed by the the ring road - the city centre is not very big. The chasisis quite low, not for speed bumps of which  they  are a few around. It is definitely a city car though.

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Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.<br /> Wheelchair Transport<br /> <br /> Keep Posting:)