eMotorBikes - RCVDA

eMotorBikes

Frequently Asked Questions

Hire Vehicle Details

ModelSuper Soco CPx Electric Motorbike
Range45 miles per battery
Speed55-60mph*
Charging3-4 hours per batter
MaintenanceIncluded + RAC Breakdown Cover
Security Equipment:Immobiliser, Chain Lock, Break Lock
InsuranceIncluded in Hire
* depending on rider size and weather conditions.

Other Hire Benefits

The scheme comes with RAC 24/7 Breakdown Cover

Hire Contract

If you are qualify for the scheme you will enter a minimum three-month hire agreement, which is a regulated credit agreement under the terms of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

Redcar and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in order to issue such agreements. See our registration details here.

Hire Contract Costs

Costs of the scheme are inclusive of all vehicle costs including tax, insurance and serving. They can be paid on the following basis depending on your circumstances and are payable in advance.

Cost per Week£30 inclusive of VAT
Cost per Month£130 inclusive of VAT
Please note: by agreeing to a hire a vehicle through us you are committing to a minimum hire term of thirteen weeks or three months hire, with a total cost of £390. You will not own the vehicle at the end of the hire period.

All hire payments must be paid through our online payment platform STRIPE and undertaken on a recurring payment basis from a debit or credit card.

We are supportive of all circumstances and will work with you if you fall into arrears, however, if you persistently fail to meet your obligations we may remove the bike and pursue you for any outstanding costs.

Additional Setup Costs

Cost of CBT

If you need a CBT to be able to access the scheme, this will cost you in the region of £130 to £150 upfront and can take as a month to organise.

The cost of the CBT is NOT included within the scheme, though specific help may be available depending on your circumstances, please ask a member of the team for more information.

For a list of training centres please click here.

Safety Equipment

You are required to have a minimum amount of safety equipment to comply with the law and in order to use a bike from the scheme, these are: full-face helmet and protective gloves. Whilst it is not illegal to ride without a motorcycle jacket and/or a high visibility waistcoat we highly recommend they be used.

You are able to provide your own equipment, but it will need to be checked by our staff to ensure that it has the correct safety grade before you can be issued with a bike. If you do not have your own equipment we can provide it at the following additional cost:

Full-face Helmet£54.00
Padded Motorbike Jacket£50.00
Padded Motorbike Gloves£25.00
Waterproof Trousers£10.00
High Visibility Waistcoat£10.00
Please note: we carry a limited number of sizes in stock please discuss your needs with a team member.

Other Conditions of Hire

Upon joining the Tees Valley Wheels 2 Work scheme you will be required to abide by the following other conditions of hire:

Mileage and Servicing

Provide us with weekly updates by text of your mileage so that servicing can be arranged. Servicing happens at 500, 1000, 2500 and then every subsequent 2,500 miles.

Damage and/or Faults

Report any damage and or faults on or to the vehicle so that they can be promptly fixed. Do not drive the vehicle if you suspect it is not safe to drive or a warning light tells you not to drive it.

Minimum Requirements

Age Requirement

You must be at least 17 years of age to hire an electric motorbike.

Residency Requirement

You must be a resident of the Tees Valley, which is made up of the following five local authorities:

Darlington
Hartlepool
Middlesbrough
Stockton-on-Tees
Redcar and Cleveland
If you are unsure if you live in the Tees Valley, you can check by entering your PostCode into the .gov service Find your local council

Need Requirement

You must either be in work, have a firm offer of work, or be in training or higher education.

Licencing Requirement

Driving Licence Requirement

You must hold a valid copy of one of the following driving licences:

Licence TypeCBT Requirement
Provisional Driving LicenceRequires CBT*
Full Driving LicenceRequires CBT*
Full Motorcycle LicenceDoes not require CBT
*If you do not hold a full motorbike licence, you must hold a valid Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificate in order to ride one of our e-Motorbikes as they are all equivalent of 125cc or above engines .

You will need to provide us with a copy of this licence before you can join the scheme.

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)

Unless you have a valid motorcycle licence you will be required to go through Compulsory Basic Training in order to be able to hire and ride one of our e-Motorbikes.

You cannot progress with your application unless you have provided us with a copy of a valid, active CBT, with at least three months remaining.

You will need to provide us with a copy of your CBT certificate before you can join the scheme. This is a requirement of our insurers and may be shared with them if requested.

Book a CBT Test
Training Centres in the Tees Valley
NameLocationTelephoneWebsite
Ace Motorcycle Training37 Wolviston Road, Billingham TS23 2RU01642 360729ace-motorcycle-training.co.uk
Better Bike TrainingHartlepool Workshops, Usworth Road, Hartlepool TS25 1PD07946 508256fb.com/betterbiketraining/
Corser Motorcycle AcademyBuilding 201, Mt Yard, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Darlington DL2 1LU07354 008251corsermotorcycleacademy.com
MMT Motorcycle Training LtdUnit 6, Riverbank Trading Est, Darlington, DL1 2NA01325 267569motorcycletrainingcountydurham.co.uk
Ridercraft M-C-T1 Thwaites Lane, Redcar TS10 2BY07500 939353ridercraft.co.uk
Shield Motorcycle Rider TrainingFitness First Carpark, Stockton-On-Tees TS18 3SF07504 116980
Train to RideSouth Tees Motor Sports Park, Middlesbrough, TS6 6XH01642 253708traintoride.co.uk
These are arranged alphabetically and their inclusion does not indicate endorsement in anyway. If you are qualified to deliver CBT training and are based in the Tees Valley please get in touch to have your name added to the list.
FInd a Centre Near You

Use the .gov Service to find your nearest CBT test centre:

Find your nearest CBT centre.

Alternatively you can use the “Book CBT Now” website to find which CBT test centres are near you:

Book CBT Now.

Help with the cost of a CBT

The cost of a CBT is NOT included within the scheme, though specific help may be available depending on your circumstances, please ask a member of the team for more information.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for the scheme, please use the link below. Once the application form has been completed, please click ‘Submit’, this will automatically send your application to the Tees Valley Wheels 2 Work Team.

Apply for a eMotorBike