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Staying Safe on your Scooter During Winter

Staying safe on your scooter is essential all year round but you need to be extra vigilant during the winter months.

Our customers rely on our scooters for their daily commutes, as well as any other journeys they have to make.

Most live in rural locations, work unsociable hours, and find it very difficult to access public transport.

A Wheels to Work scooter is their best chance of getting around, and that need doesn’t just stop because of the weather.

Tips from Wheels to Work

As the cold and frost approaches, we’ve got a few simple tips to help you prepare for the Winter months:

  • Weekly checks of your scooter – these are necessary for the scooter’s overall maintenance. Most importantly:
    • Checking the oil levels but only when the engine is cold.
    • Checking the tyre tread and depth is road worthy.
    • Keeping the bike clean.
  • Plan ahead – Be aware of the conditions forecasted during your journey. Check beforehand and plan accordingly.

  • Adapt – You should always ride according to the weather conditions. The roads may be slippery and you should take into consideration your braking distance will be longer. When it is cold and icy, best to go slow so you have time to react if need be.
  • Bad weather – If weather conditions are extreme, you should be leaving the scooter at home and finding another form of transport for the day. It may be inconvenient, but not as much as personal injury or damage to the bike would be.
  • Help others – Always be aware of other road users and ensure that you are seen – we recommend wearing a hi-vis over your jacket, and a brighter helmet can come in handy too when staying safe. When signalling, do so with plenty of notice to anyone behind you.
  • In the event of an accident – Firstly, remain calm. If you are the only person involved, report the incident to us when it is safe to do so and do not ride the scooter home if it is badly damaged. We will advise further upon your call.
    If there is someone else involved, report the incident to both us and the police and take the other drivers’ details (as has been outlined already during application process)

Wheels to Work

Are you looking for a way to get back to work? Do you need an affordable and convenient transport solution?

Wheels to Work provide 50cc and 125cc scooters in Northants, Bucks, Beds, Berks, Warks, Leics and Oxon to support you getting to and from your place of work.

If transport is restricting you actively seeking employment, training, or an apprenticeship, or you work anti-social hours, then hiring a scooter gives you independence and opportunity.

Training and protective clothing can be provided with the scooter too.

For further details, please call 01327 857213 or email If you’d like to go ahead and apply, click here.