Rural Dorset Wheels to Work (RDW2W) is a Community Interest Company (CIC) first registered in 2014. RDW2W operates a scheme which is for people aged 16 and above who need affordable transport to enable them to access education, employment, and training or simply for getting around.
Unlike many other W2W schemes, the RDW2W scheme is a 'loan to own' scheme whereby at the end of the payment period, you will own the moped rather than having just rented it, with the option to keep it, sell it back to the scheme (if in very good condition) or sell it privately to finance your next vehicle.
On completion of your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) on a suitable vehicle, you will take delivery of a brand new 50cc or, if over 17, a 125cc motorcycle or moped (cost of 125cc will be extra).
On receipt of your final payment you will receive the log book and the moped will be yours!
Go to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to understand how the scheme works.
A 28 year old married man with a young baby was in employment with British Rail but had to move from his accommodation close to work to a rural and more affordable area. He was cycling 20 miles each way to get to work for a 6am start as there was no public transport. He tried to get funding to take a car driving test but it was suggested for a similar loan sum he could join the W2W scheme and be guaranteed transport rather than the risk of lessons for a test he might fail. He is delighted to be mobile and his ability to travel means he has already been offered a promotion with his employer. The employer also allowed him to pay the loan direct from his pay.