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Wheels to Work Scheme

Accessing your employment potential

A moped loan scheme for people aged 16 or over living in the districts of East Hampshire, Test Valley, Winchester and New Forest
Who the scheme is for

If you’re aged between 16–25 and live in Test Valley or New Forest, or 16 and over and live in Winchester or East Hampshire and

  • You do not have access to your own private or public transport
  • You need to get to work, training, an apprenticeship or interview

Then Wheels to Work could help you to access your employment potential.

The Council can loan you a moped for three months to a year, which will help you get to and from your job, training or job interviews.

  • robert wheels to work

  • We had a cup of tea and a chat with Robert, who’s renting a moped on the scheme at the moment. He uses it to get to his job at Premier Inn. He told us a bit more about how it works and how it’s helped him out.

    Listen to Robert's experience Sound file 3MB

What’s included
  • A 50cc or 125cc moped, fully taxed and insured
  • Full break down and service cover
  • Helmet, gloves, a high visibility jacket and a locking device
Obtaining a licence

You must have at least a provisional licence for motorbikes, which you can obtain by applying via GOV.UK. You will need to have passed your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT). If you haven’t already passed your CBT we can arrange this for you and even cover the cost of this.

Costs to hire a moped
  • To loan a 50cc moped from us costs £17 per week
    If you are under 21 and £17.50 if you are over 21.

  • To loan a 125cc moped from us (for longer journeys) costs £19 per week
    If you are under 21 and £20 if you are over 21.

Contact us
The scheme is operated by Community First New Forest

Their Wheels to Work co-ordinator can explain more about the scheme and provide you with an application form:

New Forest & Test Valley districts

Winchester & East Hampshire districts

Alternatively you can also contact us at Hampshire County Council

Ideally you would need to make sure that there is someone who knows you professionally, (anyone supporting you in work, your job search or training) who can provide a reference to your application.

This could be your manager or someone from the Youth Service or Job Centre. Please ask our Wheels to Work Co-ordinator for more information on who would be suitable if you are not sure.

Funded by


Supported by the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Fund