Tees Valley

Wheels 2 Work

What is Wheels 2 Work

Do you find that transport is a barrier to gaining or sustaining employment or attending training?

Do you live in the Tees Valley area?

If so you can apply for help accessing transport from Tees Valley Transport Solutions. We  currently rent electric motorbikes to offer an environmentally sustainable solution.

We operate a flexi hire period, designed to suit individual needs from a week upwards.

People wishing to hire an electric motorbike, require at least a provisional licence and a valid CBT training certificate. CBT costs between £95 – £110 and are available at Dept of Transport approved Test Centres locally. We can supply contact details of Centres or we can arrange the training for clients.

“My job in Northallerton was at risk when my own motorbike was damaged beyond repair. This scheme provided me with a quick, easy and economical solution to get me mobile and keep my job.”

- Chris from Darlington

Am I eligible?

You need to be able to answer yes to the statements below:

  • I live in Darlington or the Tees Valley (Darlington, Stockton, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland)
  • I have a firm offer of a job, training course or college place, and am able to produce written proof; OR
  • I am already in work, training or college, but am struggling to get there •
  • I have checked, and there is no easy public transport for my journey
  • I am at least 17 years’ old
  • If under 18, I have my parents’ or guardians’ consent to join the scheme
  • I have, or have applied for, a provisional driving licence
  • I am willing to undertake the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training)
  • I am able pay the upfront payment and regular hire payments required for the duration of the loan (there is a £120 upfront payment to be paid before the you take hire of the bike and a weekly fee of £30 thereafter).
  • I am able to pay the required insurance excess in the event of an accident, damage or theft (£500).
  • I will comply with the terms and conditions of the hire and understand that the hire is for 6 months only.