Am I eligible?

In order for us to loan you a moped you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must live in County Durham. (please note this does not include Darlington)

  • Be 16 years old or over. If under 18, you will need your parent's or guardian's consent.

  • Have a firm offer or already be in employment, an apprenticeship or a place on a further education course that requires regular travel to your place of learning.

  • Have difficulty getting to work, your apprenticeship or further education on public transport.

  • Have (or have applied for) a provisional driving licence with more than 6 months remaining.

  • Be able to pay  an upfront payment then regular weekly payments by standing order (someone else can make the payments for you but they will need to sign the standing order mandate).

  • Be able to pay  a maximum of  £250 in the event of an accident, damage or theft.

  • Commit to paying for the moped for a minimum of 16 weeks.

  • Be able to provide photographic evidence that you have a secure location to store the moped and be able to lock the moped to an immovable object when unattended. If we do not consider your storage arrangements to be secure enough we will not be able to progress with your application.

 If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in the last 3 years, convicted of any motoring offences or have any prosecution pending, suffer from any physical or mental illness or incapacity that impacts your ability to ride safely or would invalidate an insurance policy, have been refused insurance or had special terms imposed  please contact the office.

We will check that  you are eligible by contacting your employer or learning provider, check your driving licence with the DVLA  and will also need to see your CBT Certificate if you have one. 

If you are eligible, find out how to hire a moped here.