Deception Bay Welcomes the Joyous ‘Ted’s Wheelie Challenge’

Deception Bay is gearing up for an inspiring display of community spirit and inclusion with the announcement of the 2023 Ted’s Wheelie Challenge.

In a celebration of the International Day of People with Disability, the Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is championing a mobility scooter convoy that promises to bring fun, freedom, and a shared sense of accomplishment to the participants. 

Set against the scenic backdrop of Deception Bay’s esplanade, the event invites all mobility scooter and electric wheelchair users to join in this festive parade. The gathering on 3 Dec 2023 will commence at the Deception Bay PCYC, with the convoy embarking on its journey at 10 a.m. The route, carefully planned along accessible pathways, will culminate in a communal BBQ opposite the Deception Bay Library, offering a chance for community bonding and celebration.

Prizes and Participation

The sense of community is further enriched by the opportunity for each participant to win a state-of-the-art Pride Go-Go LX Mobility Scooter, contributing not just to the day’s excitement but also to the practical mobility of the lucky winner. Adding a dash of creativity, attendees are encouraged to adorn their scooters, making the day as colourful as it is meaningful.

The QDN emphasises the importance of mobility scooters in enhancing the lives of those with disabilities. Beyond the joy of the event, such modes of transport are pivotal in ensuring individuals can access work, services, and social networks, thereby fostering independence and quality of life. 

The QDN advocates and aims to bring together a network committed to driving change and upholding the rights of people with disabilities. Their ethos, “Nothing about Us Without Us” shines through as they work alongside various sectors to shape an inclusive society.

Follow QDN on Facebook for updates. For further details about Ted’s Wheelie Challenge phone or email 1300 363 783/

Published 10-Nov-2023