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An image of a Tomcat Tamara, with Carer Control and the Tilt Away Backrest, on a white background.

Tomcat Tamara

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The Tamara is specifically designed for hoist users, creating an easy and accessible way for those needing sling transfers to ride a trike. It’s also an ideal high-strength trike for heavier riders. In a standard trike, the handlebars and backrest make it very hard for people to get into position from a sling or harness. This model features a tilt-away backrest and a swivel saddle to leave the loading area completely clear.
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Carers help the rider approach from the side, sit and rotate the saddle into the ride position, before returning the backrest to the upright position. The whole process takes just moments. The Tamara also benefits from our lightweight, three piece frame, making it ideal for taking out and about, or adapting into a Trailer Trike, offering maximum freedom and enjoyment.
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  • Suitable for hoist users up to age 16, average lifespan of 4 to 5 years
  • Custom designed to suit the individual
  • Ergonomic, conventional cycling geometry
  • Therapeutic benefits for improving strength, coordination and spatial awareness
  • Swivel Saddle™ for side access
  • Tilt-away Backrest™ for clear sling access
  • Single Speed Fixed Drive with customised ratio
  • Two Part Frame and Quick Release Backrest for easy Transport
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  • Full Carer Control™ (Carer steering and braking)
  • Carer Braking™ (Carer emergency braking strap)
  • Free-Wheel Drive
  • Dual Drive™ (Switchable Fixed and Free-Wheel Drive)
  • Trailer Accessory
  • Strapped foot shoes and leg support
  • Cushioned backrest, trunk and head support
  • Thoracic harness, cushioned laterals, waist and lap strap
  • Bottle carrier, rear basket, mudguard and mitts options
  • Bionic Buddy™ 3mph rechargeable motor drive 
  • Safeguard Tyres
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An annotated CAD image of a Tomcat Tamara. Title reads: Tomcat Tamara. Subtitle reads: Popular Standard & Optional features. Labels read: Variety of head, trunk, thorax, and pelvis support accessories; variety of handlebar options; variety of pommel and saddle options; variety of foot and leg support options; single speed drive with customised ratio and fixed, freewheel or dual drive; Pitstop Quick Release drive wheels; Tilt Away Backrest system; Full Carer Control. Additional label in green reads: See below for the full range of features, accessories, and innovations.
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"We would like to say a big “thank you” for Beatrice’s trike. She loves it! She has mastered the bell and now dings happily throughout every trip on her trike – she would cycle for miles if allowed. The trike has made family walks at the weekend much more fun for Beatrice and she also likes noting better than riding it to collect her sister from school. She rather like all the admiring comments she gets. It has improved her quality of life and enabled her to pedal alongside her peers. We are all very grateful, thank you."
Beatrice, Rachel, James & Phoebe Hirons


The Tamara is based upon Tomcat’s famous Fizz trike which offers Carer Control™ (allowing for steering and brake supervision when needed), a light, two piece frame (for easy transport and storage), Trailer-Trike adaption (for family cycling) Dual Axle™ (switchable axle for training or sudden emergencies), and a Swivel Saddle (for easier accessibility).

All Tamara trikes will be made to measure so we always begin with a personal assessment of individual needs.  Once we understand the challenges you need the trike to overcome, we can customise your trike with a range of Tomcat innovations, or we’ll create a bespoke solution just for you.

For ease of access

The Tamara’s Tilt-Away Backrest transforms this model into an accessible trike for hoist users.  With the flick of a switch, the backrest can be tipped backwards to allow for easy positioning, before returning to the upright position within seconds.  The backrest is fully adjustable and will also remember the last position, so that although it tips away completely for loading, it will always return to exactly the right place.

The Swivel Saddle™ also turns to the side before swivelling back to a forwards position to help ease accessibility.

For control and safety

Carer Control™ allows a parent or supervisor to both steer and brake from behind when needed, whilst the Carer Braking™ strap allows the child to take control whilst you apply the brake if needed.

For easy storage and transport

The Tamara’s light, two part frame makes it stand apart from other large, bulky disability trikes.  Within a few seconds, you can take the trike apart into three pieces (and even remove the wheels if required) making it easy to transport in the family car, or to store away neatly at home.

For good days and bad days

The switchable Dual Axle™ means that children who need a fixed drive to cycle smoothly can switch to a freewheel drive – this enables free-wheel cycle training or assistance by being pushed home or towed.  This is ideal for children with complex medical needs such as epilepsy, heart or behavioural problems who may need assistance from time to time.  

For full family outings

Freewheel or Dual Axle trikes can also be easily converted to a Trailer-Trike™ meaning children can join in with their peers or family groups on longer outings.

Case Study

Tom, on a trike, by the lake with Anna, his mum. Tom is facing the lake, and Anna is holding the Carer Control handle to demonstrate its effectiveness.

Tom Baker

Tom Baker was the first child to have a Tomcat trike made for him, and it allowed him to cycle despite issues posed by his disabilities.

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