This summer, One Big Day Harrogate returns, offering disabled motorists and their families the chance to discover worry-free motoring with the Motability Scheme. The extensive display of vehicles for disabled people will set up home at the Yorkshire Event Centre on Saturday 11 August following last year’s hugely successful event.
Free to attend and with free parking for all visitors, One Big Day Harrogate will continue the Motability Scheme’s programme of events taking place throughout the UK this summer.
Visitors will have the chance to get behind the wheel alongside a professional driving instructor and test drive a range of vehicles, including a wide selection fitted with popular driving adaptations. Guests can book a test drive on the day by presenting their full driving licence to the test drive team.
The event will showcase over 80 vehicles from leading manufacturers including Ford, Vauxhall, Hyundai, and more. There will be a number of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) on display plus a range of vehicle adaptations and scooters. Motability Scheme advisors will be on hand throughout the event providing advice and useful information about the Scheme.
An event for the whole family to enjoy, One Big Day Harrogate offers free children’s entertainment such as free balloon modelling, a bouncy castle, free face painting and of course the chance to say hello to the Motability Scheme mascot, Billy the Bear. Plus, on arrival all visitors will be treated to a token for a free cup of tea, coffee or a soft drink.
Alison Beasley, One Big Day event manager, said:
“We are excited to be bringing the One Big Day event back to Harrogate. It’s a fun-packed day where disabled people and their families and friends can find out all they need to know about the Motability Scheme. Designed to help people find the best mobility options for their needs, visitors can take to the road on a test drive, explore the wide range of vehicles, scooters, powered wheelchairs and adaptations and meet our Motability Scheme advisors all under one roof.”
Find out more about One Big Day online at: motability.co.uk/one-big-day
Full programme of 2018 One Big Day events:
One Big Day, Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate: Saturday 11 August 2018, 9am-4pm
One Big Day, East of England Arena, Peterborough: Saturday 8 September 2018, 9am-4pm
For more information on leasing a car, scooter or powered wheelchair through the Motability Scheme, visit motability.co.uk 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 600,000 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.