Lakeland Segway is the best place to Segway in the Lakes. Offering guided Segway tours around the beautiful grounds that surround Cartmel Racecourse and The Holker Estate. All tours include professional training, safety instruction and lots of safe practice to make sure you’re ready to set off on the tour. The Segway is a two wheeled vehicle that uses computer programming to maintain its balance as it is driven along by its battery powered motor. The rider stands on a platform between the two wheels and holds onto a handle bar that is attached to the middle of the platform. The direction and the speed of the Segway is determined by the rider’s movements. For example, lean far forward and you will accelerate forward fairly quickly, up to a maximum of 12.5 miles per hour. This relatively modern vehicle was first introduced to the world in 2001 by inventor Dean Kamen with a tremendous amount of publicity and excitement. Although that excitement was fairly short-lived, the vehicle has seen steady growth in sales. They are more widely used in the USA in places, such as in larger theme parks, as well as being popular amongst some disabled people who are able to be more mobile as a result.As well as fantastic Segway tours, you will love visiting the medieval village of Cartmel. Dating back to the 12th Century it’s full of history with the atmospheric Priory being in the centre along with great pubs, cafes, gift shops and of course the home of Sticky Toffee pudding!