Out and About: Segway with Rupal and Louise

By admin September 15, 2014

Last month, we sent two of our colleagues along to try out one of our most popular experiences – Segway riding!

Racing around on two wheels looks pretty cool- so it’s over to Rupal to tell us about the day:

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“I have always wondered what Segway riding would be like – it’s such a unique way to travel – so when the opportunity to go came along, I jumped at the chance!

We arrived at the venue pretty early, which was good because we got to see the previous session finishing up, giving us a little preview of what was to come. I started to get nervous at this point, it’s hard to understand how these things can stand up on only two wheels!

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First things first, we got padded out in our safety gear – helmets, elbow pads, knee pads and most importantly, a ninja turtle style back protector!

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Next up was the safety brief – we learnt all the dos and donts of Segway riding, the main thing being – if you fall off, don’t hang on because you might end up running yourself over!

Once on the Segway, it was time to practice – we rode in between traffic cones and, going slower than a tortoise, I manoeuvred my way around the cones – they probably needed to invest in some new ones by the time I was through…

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After we had gotten used to the Segways, we headed towards the woodland area. There were curves and hills – but the sight of a hill terrified me so much that I decided to stay on flat ground.

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After a few laps of the woodland track, it got easier to manoeuvre and I felt quite comfortable riding the Segway. Yes, OK, I got lapped a number of times but the most important thing was, that I didn’t fall off!

This was a great experience which tests your concentration and agility while having loads of fun!”

Thanks Rupal!

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