Yorkshire welcomes a world of worry-free motoring this summer

Date(s) - 12 August 2017
All Day

Yorkshire Event Centre
North Yorkshire

Disabled motorists and their families can find out all they need to know about the Motability Scheme by visiting the One Big Day event on Saturday 12 August July at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate. The event will showcase an extensive display of cars, adaptations, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, scooters and powered wheelchair available to lease through the Motability Scheme.

There will be a range of 50 cars on display at the event from 13 different manufacturers including Ford, Hyundai, Suzuki and Volvo. In addition, there will be 30 scooters and powered wheelchair and around 15 Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles on display. Visitors will also be able to get information from Scheme partners Kwik Fit, RAC and RSA Motability as well as advice from Driving Mobility and Disabled Motoring UK.

Visitors to the One Big Event can take to the wheel and test drive a huge range of cars with a professional driving instructor to find out which vehicles are best suited to their individual needs. Many of the test drive vehicles are fitted with the most popular driving adaptations available on the Motability Scheme including steering wheel balls. Test drives can be booked on the day – visitors simply need to bring along their full driving licence and chose a car to test drive!

For the first time the One Big Day event in Yorkshire will have a ‘quiet room’ featuring sensory lights and toys as well as soft play mats and bean bags to make the event even more friendly to people with autism and other cognitive disabilities.


Fun for all the family, younger visitors to the event will enjoy free entertainment including face painting, balloon modelling and the chance to meet the Motability Scheme mascot, Billy the Bear. Plus, all visitors will receive a token on arrival which can be exchanged for a free cup of tea, coffee or soft drink.

Allison Beasley, channel marketing manager commented:

“The One Big Day event in Yorkshire is a great opportunity for customers and potential customers to see a wide and varied selection of some of the cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs available to lease through the Motability Scheme, in one place. The events in 2017 are particularly special as this year marks the 10th anniversary our One Big Day events and we encourage disabled motorists to come and try out the vast range of models and adaptations on offer at the show.”

Find out more online at motability.co.uk/onebigday and for the latest announcements, pictures and videos, visit the ‘Motability Events’ Facebook page (facebook.com/motabilityevents).

Remaining 2017 One Big Day events:

One Big Day Harrogate – Yorkshire Event Centre, Saturday 12 August 2017
One Big Day Peterborough – Peterborough Arena, Saturday 9 September 2017
One Big Day Edinburgh – Royal Highland Centre, Saturday 23 September 2017

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

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