Wheels to Work

Wheels to Work is a moped loan service allowing you to independently get to work, apprenticeships, training or job interviews.

The service is available for people with no access to suitable transport aged 16+ in Winchester and East Hampshire, and 16-25 in the New Forest and Test Valley.

9 out of 10 hirers on average have found employment thanks to the W2W scheme. A little help to start your journey goes a long way.

We’ll helpfully provide:

  • Your transport: A fully taxed, insured and maintained 50 cc or 110cc petrol, or a Horwin EK3 electric moped.
  • Free training: You will get mandatory Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), free of charge from approved providers, and which will be valid for two years.
  • All safety equipment: A free helmet and lock, plus gloves and jacket for a small fee.
  • A loan for up to year: The typical loan period will be 3-6 months with a possible extension to a maximum of 12 months enabling you to save for your own transport in the meantime.
  • Servicing: All of our mopeds are serviced and maintained as required.

‘I was amazed that within a week of being interviewed for the scheme I had taken my CBT and was riding around on my own moped, the scheme helped me grow in confidence and I was able to work and save for my own moped.’

What will I need to do?

Please complete our application form below:


In order to get started you will need to pay a deposit of £150 which is refundable at the end of the loan period, subject to the moped being returned in a satisfactory condition.

We also ask for a weekly hire charge as detailed in the table below.

Age of hirer 50cc moped 110cc or electric moped
Under 21 £26.00 £28.00
21 or over £26.50 £29.00

(All prices include VAT and are valid from 1st May 2024.)


You must have your own driving licence before registering (minimum provisional).

“Having the moped meant I could work all the shifts my employers wanted me to. I was in danger of losing my job as I could only work the day shifts”

Do you have any questions? Get in touch

Our phone lines are open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3pm, with an answerphone outside of these hours. You are also welcome to send us an email.

New Forest and Test Valley Wheels to Work

  • Phone 01425 205475 / 07896 218 046

East Hampshire and Winchester Wheels to Work

  • Phone 01425 205475 / 07896 212 198

Write to us at: Community First, Wheels to Work, Mead Court, Winsor Road, Cadnam, SO40 2HR

Email: mopedloan@cfirst.org.uk

Wheels to Work is funded by

  • East Hampshire District Council
  • Hampshire County Council
  • New Forest District Council

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“It was good for me. It helped me get to my job which meant I could gain more qualifications and I will now be in a much better position to progress my career.”

‘Thank you wheels to work for accepting my son on to the scheme, my son was able to accept an apprenticeship in a rural location, learn a trade, work towards a  qualification and save up for his own moped, all at the same time.”

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