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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 it costs 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 18 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.

*The CBT+ training is a half day course designed to improve your riding skills and promote safer riding. The course can be taken within 3 months of joining the scheme. It is a fully funded course as part of the Get Active East Riding project. You will receive a certificate at the end of the course. 

e-bike eligibility

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

  • be aged 18 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 after the 25th of every month.

Your deposit will be refunded once the bike is returned at the end of the scheme.

Please note: your deposit will not be refunded if you owe any rent or there is an outstanding damage bill.   

e-bike costs

Everyone joining the scheme must pay a £55 start-up fee, which includes a helmet, hi-vis jacket and cycle lock as well as a £35 refundable deposit as a bond for accidental damage and safe return at the end of the scheme. You can keep your helmet and jacket after you return the e-bike.

You will be required to pay a monthly rental charge of £35, which must be paid by Direct Debit after the 25th of every month.

Your deposit will be refunded once the bike is returned at the end of the scheme.

Please note: your deposit will not be refunded if you owe any rent or there is an outstanding damage bill.   

How can I apply for the scheme?

You can apply for a scooter/moped online using our online form. 

Apply for a scooter or moped

You can apply for an e-bike online using our online form. 

Apply for an e-bike 

What if I am not sure which option is better for me?

If you don't know which option is better for your personal needs or 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 watch the short CBT Motorcycle/Moped Training 2018 - DVSA Guide YouTube video.

How do I leave the Wheels to Work Scheme?

You can leave the scheme at any point by ringing or emailing us to let us know. 

Please note: you will be charged rent for a full month regardless of whether you return the bike at the beginning of the month or the end of the month.