Harrogate’s disabled drivers get on the road with the Motability Scheme

More than 3000 disabled motorists, carers and their friends and families attended the One Big Day Harrogate at Yorkshire Event Centre

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.

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