More than 3000 disabled motorists, carers and their friends and families attended One Big Day Harrogate at Yorkshire Event Centre on 10 August 2019. The event showcased a wide range of vehicles available for disabled people, and offered visitors the chance to discover all they needed to know about worry-free motoring with the Motability Scheme.

Visitors explored a showcase of over 50 vehicles from leading manufacturers including Toyota, Audi and Kia, plus, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) and a range of vehicle adaptations, powered wheelchairs and scooters.

One Big Day provides a unique opportunity to test drive a variety of cars including some vehicles fitted with a selection of popular driving adaptations. With more than 240 visitors taking to the wheel with a professional driving instructor, test drives gave guests the chance to experience which vehicles might best suit their individual mobility needs.

Alison Beasley, One Big Day event manager, Motability Operations Ltd, said:

“We were excited to bring the One Big Day event back to Harrogate and we’re thrilled that it was such a successful return for us. It is a great opportunity for existing and potential customers to see a wide and varied selection of the cars, scooters, adaptations and powered wheelchairs available to lease through the Scheme, all in one place. With the opportunity to test drive a wide range of cars, there was plenty on offer to help guests find the perfect mobility solution for their requirements.”

Visitors to the event were also able to talk to Motability Scheme advisors and gather useful information from Scheme partners – Kwik Fit, RAC and RSA Motability – as well as advice from Driving Mobility and Disabled Motoring UK. Fun for all the family, free children’s entertainment saw lots making the most of the bouncy castle, getting their faces painted and taking selfies with the Motability Scheme mascot, Billy the Bear.

Other One Big Day events taking place across the UK this summer include:

  • East of England Arena, Peterborough – Saturday 7 September 2019
  • Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh – Saturday 21 September 2019

Find out more about One Big Day events online at:

For more information on leasing a car, scooter or powered wheelchair through the Motability Scheme, visit or call 0800 953 7000.

About the Motability Scheme:

The Motability Scheme is the UK’s leading car scheme for disabled people. It provides affordable, convenient, worry-free motoring to over 625,000 disabled customers and their families. Scooters and powered wheelchairs can also be leased through the Motability Scheme.

The Scheme is available to anyone who receives the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment or the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement or the Armed Forces Independence Payment. Customers transfer their mobility allowance to Motability Operations Ltd to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.

When leasing a Motability Scheme car, insurance for two named drivers, servicing and maintenance, full RAC breakdown assistance, tyre and windscreen replacement and 60,000 mileage allowance over three years are all included in the cost of the lease. A range of popular car adaptations are also available at no additional cost.

When leasing a scooter or powered wheelchair, insurance, breakdown assistance, servicing, maintenance and repairs and tyre and battery replacement are all included in the cost of the lease. Pricing is standard nationwide.

A wide range of ‘green’ vehicles with emissions of 100g of CO2 per km or less are available through the Scheme.

Motability is a Registered Charity in England and Wales (number 299745) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (reference number 736309). Motability also provides grants to customers, who would otherwise be unable to afford the mobility solution they need.

Motability Operations Ltd is an independent company that operates the Motability Scheme under contract to Motability (the charity). Any profits are non-distributable and are reinvested for the benefit of customers. Motability Operations Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under reference number 735390.