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Mobility Scooter and Wheelchair Hire in Whitby

Navigating Whitby’s cobbled streets and steep hills can be challenging for people with mobility issues. Fortunately, there are several mobility scooter and wheelchair hire options available in Whitby that can make your visit more accessible and enjoyable.

This blog post will provide an overview of the different hire options available in the town and their benefits. Whether you are a resident or a tourist, this post will help you decide on the best mobility solution for your needs.

This blog post will provide an overview of the different hire options available in the town and their benefits.
This blog post will provide an overview of the different hire options available in the town and their benefits.

Wheelchair & Mobility Scooter hire through Whitby, Scarborough, and Ryedale DAG

Whitby, Scarborough and Ryedale DAG seeks to enable disabled people to live as independently as possible, making informed choices through access to services and information.

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Mobility equipment hire

For hire, they provide self-propelled wheelchairs, manual push wheelchairs, all-terrain/beach wheelchairs, and 4-wheeler mobility scooters. They also offer wheeled walkers on a loan basis, which can be incredibly helpful for short-term use. For added convenience, all the scooters come equipped with backpacks/stickholders. All mobility equipment is fully insured to use in the UK. Giving you peace of mind during your rental period.

Wheelchair hire in Whitby is available through Whitby,Scarborough and Ryedale Disability Action Group
Wheelchair hire is available through Whitby, Scarborough and Ryedale Disability Action Group.

Wheelchairs

There are a variety of wheelchairs for hire. This includes six self-propelled wheelchairs and eight attendant push wheelchairs from top brands such as Roma Medical, Drive Medical, Casa Move, Electric Mobility, Medicare, Invacare, and Days Medical. All the wheelchairs are suitable for use by adults, with the self-propelled models being pushable by a carer/attendant and the wheelchair user. 

For all wheelchairs, the maximum user weight limit is 18 stone/114 kilos, with a standard seat width of 18″/45 cm. One of the attendant push wheelchairs has a wider 20″/50 cms seat, while the Casa Move self-propel chair has a narrower 16″/40 cms width, making it suitable for smaller adults and older children.

The wheelchairs can be transported easily. All wheelchairs have slightly padded seats or cushions and are fitted with seatbelts, ensuring a comfortable and secure ride. Additionally, some self-propelled chairs have quick-release back wheels, making them more convenient to transport.

Learn more about Wheelchair hire in Whitby here.

All Terrain Wheelchairs

They provide two all-terrain wheelchairs to tackle even the most challenging outdoor environments. The Landeez and the Hippocampe models. They are both ideal for use on the beach, rocky shores, and the countryside. The Landeez chair is suitable for adults and children, while the Hippocampe has been designed for children (2 years +) and young adults or adults of smaller stature. These chairs can be pushed by an attendant/carer, and the wheelchair user should never be left unattended.

With the Landeez, you can even venture into shallow water, up to 6 inches/15 cm deep. The Hippocampe is perfect for those who want to enjoy the sea, as it can float and be taken into the water. In addition, they can provide a detachable harness and detachable head and neck support upon request. Both chairs’ maximum user weight limit is 23 stone/146 kilos.

Learn more about All Terrain Wheelchair hire in Whitby here.

Mobility scooter hire in Whitby
There are four different types of mobility scooters available for hire.

Mobility Scooters

There are four different types of mobility scooters available for hire.

Pride Celebrity XL8, road-legal scooter: Suitable for outdoor use on pavements and roads when no pavement is available. User weight limit 25 stone/ 159 kilos. This scooter is registered with the DVLA in the Disabled Class (Class 3).

Pride Colt Executive, road legal scooter: Suitable for outdoor use on pavements and roads when no pavement is available. User weight limit 28 stone/ 181 kilos. This scooter is registered with the DVLA in the Disabled Class (Class 3)

Pride Colt Plus, pavement scooter: Suitable for outdoor use on pavements. User weight limit 23 stone/ 147 kilos.

Pride GoGo Elite Traveller Plus, transportable scooter: Suitable for outdoor use on pavements and to cross roads. User weight limit 21 stone/ 133 kilos. 

For full specifications of each scooter, including speed settings, maximum ranges, and transportation, click here.

Click here for an up-to-date price list for scooters and wheelchairs.

Volunteer

DAG is proud to be a user-led organisation primarily staffed and managed by disabled individuals. The team of dedicated volunteers assists the staff in carrying out various tasks. 

They always need new volunteers and welcome all who are interested in supporting their cause. They provide comprehensive training and support to all volunteers from the outset. Please note that some roles may require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which will be conducted at no cost to the volunteer. In addition, two references will be required, and they will cover any agreed out-of-pocket expenses. Learn more about volunteering here.


With a range of hire options available, including daily, weekly, or longer-term rentals, there is something to suit everyone’s needs and budget. By hiring a mobility scooter or wheelchair, you can enjoy Whitby’s beauty and charm without worrying about navigating the town’s challenging terrain. You will have the ability to explore the town at your own pace and enjoy every moment.


We hope this post has been informative and helpful and encouraged you to consider mobility scooters and wheelchair hire as an option when visiting Whitby.

1 thought on “Mobility Scooter and Wheelchair Hire in Whitby”

  1. Thi is great to know????We will be coming for a day so I will need to hire a scooter for a day, how much will it be please I have a scooter at home but not a boot scooter.would be grateful for message back please with info on name of shop and where in Whitby you are? My phones no good with E Mails as quite old????many thanks

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