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About the Wheels to work scheme

Information about help available to get to work, who can access the help, how much does it cost and how to contact Wheels to Work. 

What is the Wheels to Work Scheme?

The Wheels to Work Scheme is a vehicle loan scheme which aims to help people aged 16 years or older living in rural areas get to work or training. If you are eligible we will provide you with a scooter, moped or e-bike for up to a year.

Am I eligible to apply for the scheme?

Scooter/moped eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a scooter or moped, you must:

  • be in employment or training for a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • not have access to suitable public transport
  • reside inside the boundaries of the East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • be willing to undertake the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) and additional training - the CBT+ Certificate
  • be able to secure a scooter at your home address and off the public highway.

e-bike eligibility

To be eligible to apply for an e-bike, you must:

  • be aged 16 years or above
  • reside inside the boundaries of the East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • be able to secure your e-bike at your home either in a locked shed, outbuilding or garage.

How much does it cost?

Scooter/moped costs

Everyone joining the scheme must pay a £115 start-up fee which includes a £75 refundable deposit as a bond for accidental damage.

You will be required to pay a monthly rental charge from £65 to cover rental fees, insurance, tax and servicing, which must be paid by Direct Debit.

e-bike costs

Everyone joining the scheme must pay a £55 start up fee, which includes a helmet, hi-vis jacket and cycle lock.

£35 of the start up fee is a refundable deposit as a bond for accidental damage and safe return of the e-bike and cycle lock at the end of the scheme. You can keep your helmet and jacket.

You will be required to pay a monthly rental charge of £35, which must be paid by direct debit.

How can I apply for the scheme?

Apply for a scooter/moped

Find out more about and apply for a scooter online.

Apply for an e-bike

Find out more about and apply for an e-bike online.

Not sure whether to apply?

However, if you think you need more help to apply you can ask at your local Jobcentre or East Riding of Yorkshire Council customer service centre where an adviser will be able to help you with the online application process.

To find out more about CBT for 50cc mopeds and motorcycles see the link below to watch the short YouTube video. 

CBT Motorcycle/Moped Training 2017 - DVSA Guide (YouTube video - external website).

Who can I contact for more information?

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Get in touch
Email
wheelstowork@eastriding.gov.uk 
Phone
Tel: (01262) 671429
Mob: 07920 587758
Last Updated: Monday, 15 January 2018