Top tips for wheelchair users
31 May 2013 Last updated at 00:03 BST
Pete Donnelly has been a wheelchair user since the age of 19, when he broke his back in a motorcycle accident.
Two years ago he travelled overland from Bangladesh back to the UK to raise money for charity.
He now works as a wheelchair skills adviser for the charity Back Up, which aims to help those who have suffered spinal cord injuries.
Here he demonstrates how to make the most of your wheelchair.
Video journalist: Tom Beal