The Motability Scheme celebrates the 10th anniversary of the One Big Day events

Disabled people and their families can find out everything they need to know about worry-free motoring by joining the experts from the Motability Scheme at their One Big Day events across the UK in summer 2017. The Scheme is celebrating 10 years of successful One Big Day events and will showcase the UK’s largest display of vehicles for disabled people across a series of regional venues.

There are five events in 2017, kicking off with The Big Event in Manchester on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May 2017 and wrapping up in September at the first ever One Big Day in Scotland. Each event will display a wide range of cars, adaptations, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, scooters and powered wheelchairs available to lease on the Scheme, from a variety of different manufacturers.

Free to enter, with free parking, the One Big Day programme of events run from May through to September and visit five UK cities including:

  • Manchester – EventCity at Intu Trafford Centre, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May 2017
  • Exeter – Westpoint, Saturday 15 July 2017
  • Harrogate – Yorkshire Event Centre, Saturday 12 August 2017
  • Peterborough – Peterborough Arena, Saturday 9 September 2017
  • Edinburgh – Royal Highlands Centre, Saturday 23 September 2017

There will be helpful Motability Scheme advisors at each of the events to answer any questions about the Scheme, as well as representatives from the Scheme partners, RAC, RSA and Kwik Fit. Information will also be available from Disabled Motoring UK and Driving Mobility Centres.

Visitors to the events can test drive adapted and non-adapted cars with a professional instructor to find out which vehicles are best suited to their individual needs. 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!

Alison Beasley, One Big Day event organiser at Motability Operations Ltd, said:

“We are so excited to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of our One Big Day events in 2017. Since creating the events in 2007, it has been fantastic to see them grow every year, attracting over 20,000 visitors in 2016. The One Big Day events give disabled motorists a worry-free day out where they have the opportunity to explore all their motoring options, test drive vehicles, talk to experts and other customers and gain a full understanding of how the Scheme works and how it can benefit them. We are looking forward to meeting all our visitors during summer 2017.”

Fun for all of the family, younger visitors to the events will enjoy entertainment including free face painting, balloon modelling and the chance to meet the Motability mascot, Billy the Bear.

All visitors will receive a token on arrival which can be exchanged for a free cup of tea, coffee or soft drink and a range of food will be available to purchase.

Find out more about The Big Event in Manchester online at and the full programme of regional events at For the latest announcements, pictures and videos, visit the MotabilityEvents’ Facebook page.

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

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