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Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is provided for scooter clients.
 

Are you struggling to get to work because of a lack of public transport? Our Wheels2Work scheme may be able to help.

We have a fleet of scooters and electric bikes that are available to hire (subject to conditions) for people who need support travelling to their place of work.

What do we offer?

We provide loans of 50cc scooters, 110cc scooters and electric bikes for three months, with an option to extend for a further three. We also loan out the necessary equipment and offer transport advice if required.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the scheme, you need to be:

· Living in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

· Unable to afford your own transport

· Looking for work where you may need your own transport, or

· In employment or work-based training and at risk of losing your job due to lack of suitable transport

· And if borrowing a scooter, in possession of an up-to-date driving licence (provisional or full with no more than 3 points) which lists your current address

If you are looking for work we will advise you on your transport options, including any vehicles we could loan to you. We will send you a letter outlining these options for you to take to job interviews if required.

Watch a short film to find out more and see how people have benefited from our scheme.

Costs

Vehicle type

Deposit*

Weekly cost

Electric bike

£100

£8

50cc scooter

£160

£16

110cc scooter

£200

£20

*The deposit will be refunded in full at the end of the loan period upon satisfaction that the vehicle has been returned in good condition and there is no outstanding money owed

Apply for Wheels2Work

To find out more information about Wheels2Work you can contact us on 01743 237883 or email wheels2work@shropshire-rcc.org.uk

You can apply online or download an application form and send it via email or post to Shropshire RCC, 4 The Creative Quarter, Shrewsbury Business Park, Shrewsbury, SY2 6LG.

We will contact you by phone within ten working days of receiving your form to discuss your application.

Employers, agencies and training providers
more

We welcome the involvement of agencies in applications; their support can be the key to a client's successful transport loan and long term employment prospects. We are available to meet a client at agency centres or offices to discuss the scheme further.

The below resources are available to promote Wheels2Work to employees, clients or for inclusion in a job advert. We are able to supply hard copies on request.

  • Short film
  • Application form in Word and PDF

Information for scooter clientsmore

Provisional Licence

You can obtain a provisional licence by completing a D1 form from the post office or by applying online. There are some online scams relating to applying for a provisional licence so please use the link we have provided. 

Compulsory Basic Training

Wheels2Work will fund the cost of one CBT course, which is a full day and normally held at the EDT Fast Trak Training Centre in Shrewsbury.

You must prepare in advance for your CBT. To complete it you will need a good knowledge of the Highway Code and traffic signsThis video from the DVLA will help you prepare for your CBT

Scooter maintenance

It is important to carry out regular checks on your hire scooter, particularly before you are about to ride it. For guidance on how to do this, Please watch the below videos:

How to carry out pre-ride checks

How to carry out a weekly check

Web page last updated July 2018

 

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01743 237883

 

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