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Kickstart (Wheels to Work) - scooters and mopeds

Information about the scooters and mopeds available through the Kickstart (Wheels to Work) scheme from East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Who can access the scheme, how much it costs, information about training offered and how to contact the team. 

What is a scooter or moped?

Scooter

A scooter, like a moped, has two wheels, however, the size of its engine what sets it apart. Scooters do not have a set size of engine, they usually start from 50cc and go up to a maximum of 150cc. As a result, they have a higher top speed and are more capable on the road.

Moped

A moped is a two-wheeled vehicle similar to a scooter. Mopeds typically have an engine size of 50cc or less, with a top speed of around 28mph. They generally look smaller than scooters.

Am I eligible to apply for a scooter or moped?

To be eligible, 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 able to secure a scooter or moped at your home address and off the public highway.
  • be willing to undertake the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) and additional training - the CBT+ Certificate*.

*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. 

How long can I have a scooter or moped for?

If you are eligible we will provide you with a scooter or moped for up to one year.

Can I leave the scheme at any time?

You can leave the scheme at any point by calling 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. 

How do I apply for a scooter or moped?

Before you apply,  please ensure you have the following:

  • a provisional or full driving licence that displays your current address
  • a valid email address 
  • permission from your parent/carer for applicants under the age of 18
  • a bank account (to set up your direct debit)
  • details of two character references (name, address, contact and email)
  • details about your employer, training provider or education provider. 

 Apply for a scooter or moped

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

If you are unsure whether an e-bike or scooter is the best option for you, please get in touch.

You can also ask at a customer service centre or your local Jobcentre, where an adviser will be able to help you with the online application process.

To apply you will need to meet certain criteria.

How much does it cost?

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.

You will also need to undertake the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) and additional training - the CBT+ Certificate*.

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

*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. 

Will I get any training?

Yes. As part of the scheme, you will need to be willing to undertake the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) and additional training - the CBT+ Certificate.

To find out more about CBT for mopeds and motorcycles watch the short CBT Motorcycle/Moped Training 2018 - DVSA Guide YouTube video.