SMOOTH Ride Guides - Freewheeling Made Easy is a new series of guidebooks written for travellers in wheelchairs. The first in the series, Australia & New Zealand, provides information on hotels and their special facilities; descriptions of major tourist areas and accessible attractions; associations concerned with disability in the different states and islands; and general details of climate, medication and treatment.

The guide costs pounds 9.95, including postage and packing, and is available from FT Publishing, 44 Talbot Road, London N6 4QP (081-340 6654). Also at branches of Dillons and Waterstone's.