Segway polo match
Polo, but not as you know it
A bit like gliding on a magic carpet, riding a Segway is easy and accessible to all ages and abilities but most importantly great fun for everyone… especially on a beach!
A Segway is essentially a two wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicle which you move by shifting your weight forward, controlled by five gyroscopes. They are incredibly easy to ride and after a short induction from Cornwall Segway you can be up and whizzing around in no time. With a top speed of 12.5 miles per hour, Segways are used as personal transporters all over the world, unfortunately they are not road legal in the UK.
Segway polo was so popular in 2014 and 2015 it came back in 2017 to show the polo players what they are made of. They was also have Segway taster sessions on the beach.
Cornwall Segway team of four was made up of a World Cup side made up from locals including a carpenter, a tiler and a chef. Steve Farnell from Cornwall Segway captains the team, while Polo on the Beach regular, Andy Burgess, played in the horse polo matches as well as the Segway polo match.
Segway polo is similar to horse polo in its rules, usually with two teams of five players. As a sport Segway polo is starting to gain popularity. Barbados are currently the Worlds Champions.
Cornwall Segway can be found at Goonhilly Satellite Station, Helston and Clowance Estate, Camborne. The experience includes on-road, off road, obstacle courses and racing.