Accessible Transport

Plymotion is committed to helping people move around the city sustainably, and making a range of transport options as accessible as possible for everyone.

We have a range of transport schemes in Plymouth for people with disabilities.

Free Trike Hire at Access Plymouth

Access Plymouth has a long history of helping people with disabilities or the elderly to get around. This exciting new service offers free training and an introductory offer of free hire of adapted bikes allowing everyone to try cycling.

Access Plymouth also provides a community car scheme, mobility scooter hire and dial a ride

Free cycle training for everybody

If you think you would like to try cycling but have concerns about whether it's something that you will be able to do, then contact psspadmin@sirjohnhunt.plymouth.sch.uk or call 01752 515384 to talk to a specialist instructor about how we can help, or visit the Plymouth School Sports Partnership website to find out more.

Free tandem loans

We've teamed up with registered charity Charlotte's Tandems to lend tandems to people with special needs or disabilities free of charge, allowing them to get out and about on a bicycle. Find out about the scheme on the Charlotte's Tandems website.

If you'd like to borrow a tandem contact us on 01752 307704 or email cycling@plymouth.gov.uk.

 

Case study

Mark got in touch to ask if we could help him discover if cycling was something he could try out following the loss of use of his left limbs. We arranged for a recumbent trike session for Mark.  It was an emotional experience for Mark, who hasn't travelled that sort of distance under his own steam for several years.   “So a big thank you. Your positive response from the outset of my request to try cycling, has given me back something I thought had been lost for good and that’s difficult to put into words.”  - Mark Blackler