Do I need a license to ride a Moped or Scooter?
Yes, a provisional license is needed.
How much does a Moped cost, and what are the payment options?
A basic 50cc purchased new will start from around £1200 and will come with a manufacturer warranty. Used mopeds range from £600 and come with a 3 month warranty. We can finance both new and used Scooters from £60 per month (new), which is normally cheaper than a monthly travel card. You can get a better idea of costs by looking at our Deals page.
Is there any training I need before riding a scooter ?
Yes. There is a compulsory 1 day training course called a CBT. Please go to London Motorcycle Training for more information.
At what age can I start riding a scooter?
You can begin riding a scooter from age 16.
What size Scooter can I ride?
You can ride a 50cc Moped/Scooter for ages 16, and up to 125cc for ages 17 and above.
What equipment do I need to ride a Scooter?
You will need a good helmet, sturdy footwear, and protective gear, like gloves & protective jacket.
How much will insurance cost?
It's best to get an actual quote. Lexham insurance is best priced for scooter/moped insurance - 0845 605 0546
How much is a service on a Moped?
A yearly maintenance service will cost £165 including VAT
Do Scooters and Mopeds have to pay congestion charges?
NO! Besides a yearly insurance premium, the only other on-road fee is road tax, which starts at £20.
Do Scooters and Mopeds need to be locked when parked?
Yes, a disc lock will stop people wheeling the bike away or armoured chain to fix the bike to either lamp posts or a bollard, these start from £30
Is Parking free for all scooters in London?
Each Borough is different. You'll want to familiarise yourself with local parking regulations.
If you have any additional questions that aren't answered here, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to reply with the information you request!