As Steven lives alone, he has the ability to remain independent outdoors with Bobby thanks to his TGA scooter and trailer. He travels everywhere with his 4-year-old Cairn Terrier called Bobby who either rides on the floor well or in the custom built trailer. Steven visits the park to collect litter and communicates with the council regarding maintenance tasks so that the environment remains pristine and enjoyable for locals.
As his eye-catching, black Vita X has special rough terrain tyres and increased torque, it gives Steven the capability to access grassed and muddy areas with ease. The sports car bucket seat keeps his back stable so that he can complete his cleaning tasks more comfortably and the active front suspension, delivers stability even when mounting kerbs at an angle. Steven said: "I find the Vita X to have a very comfortable ride for a man who suffers with spinal injuries. The wide tyres soak up bumps as well as the superb suspension and I am cradled in the seat so I do not move around in it too much. I absolutely love it and the styling just blows away the word disabled! I built the trailer with Bobby in mind so that he is safe, warm and dry when riding with me. Mostly though Bobby rides up front with me as he likes to surf and it's great having a side-kick when I'm litter collecting."
Steven continues: "My work at the park came by accident after I spoke to a group of local young people who really wanted some goal posts. I managed to get some goals for the local kids and some new play equipment off the council, which then led to me wanting to also keep the park clean. I asked the council if they wouldn't mind if I picked up litter to keep it tidy and they even supplied me with bags. I do it everyday so that is a bonus for them I guess. I also helped arrange for the old play equipment to be repainted and installation of new swings."
Steven concludes: "Even though I struggle with my health, what I do is try as much as I can. If I am in pain I have to rest but every man has to try to do something. Thank goodness I have a Vita X as without it, I know for sure my life would be a whole lot harder."