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Best mobility scooter that can climb hills

When choosing a mobility scooter that can climb hills, there are numerous questions from our customers. Due to that, we have decided to answer the most important of them, in this short post. Here, you will learn how the maximum possible slope is determined and how important is the power of the motor.

Finding a mobility scooter that can climb hills is pretty easy at our store, but you already know that. As our products were made by manufacturer Veleco, they were thoroughly tested and the specifications were provided to us. However, this might be not enough for customers, so we have performed our own tests as well.

This way, if you decide to pick one of our products in the future, you can be sure that all the data provided in our product pages is accurate and always up to date.

How to determine maximum possible slope

First, you need to consider two main elements that determine the steepness of a slope. Weight is naturally the primary factor, and we mean the combined weight of the scooter and its rider. The secondary factor would be the strength of the motor.

Generally, the size of the battery shouldn’t affect the climbing ability, however you should know that lead-acid batteries weigh much more than lithium-ion ones. Basically, the less weight there is to handle, the less power from the motor is required, which in turn determines the battery drain.

It needs to be said that an accurate calculation of maximum climbing ability is generally impossible. However, all online shops that try to sell a mobility scooter that can climb hills, should provide the lowest possible specs. 

Did you know that the specifications, which you can find under every product on our website, are gathered by us? They were made in uniform and perfect conditions and are provided to all customers before they make a purchase.

Motor for mobility scooter that can climb hills

It might sound simple, that to get the mobility scooter that can climb hills, all you require would be the big motor. That is often a very big mistake though. Too powerful motors would use up battery charge very quickly, even on normal roads. Because of this, what you would want is to have a motor perfect for your vehicle construction and not the strongest possible.

Instead of the big strength, we suggest following the specifications on the websites. If you really need more assurance though, always ask the seller, as they have first time information. Hope this helped, and now you know which factors affect any mobility scooter that can climb hills and its performance.

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Model ZT15 – Showcase of the best mobility scooter for Christmas

Looking for the best mobility scooter for Christmas? The ZT15 model in our offer would be a perfect gift! It has been some time since we did a showcase on one of our models. Since those were really liked, we have decided this is a perfect opportunity to tell you what’s new, before the year ends!

One of our all-time bestsellers, which has graced many roads never gets old. Not only that, it gets better, which you will learn about in a later part of this post. Before that though, let us take into a story which will tell you why this model is so great.

In three, very beautiful colours of red, blue and white, this model always catches an envious eye. The great functionality makes it great to use for all the first time users. The manufacturers have gone to maximum degree to ensure maximum level of safety, a ride would require.

Safety during the whole year? Best mobility scooter for Christmas has it!

This year, we claim this model is one of the best mobility scooters for Christmas. That is because the manufacturer graced us with a very big surprise. Since this Christmas, all of those models now come with a pre-installed alarm and remote. This enhances their safety and adds a layer of security which many of our customers longed for.

Not only that, as a three-wheeler, it has big stability and comes with a magnetic brake, which makes it especially useful when ascending hills. The display is easy to read and tail lights will be visible even during the darkest nights.

Freedom – the most priceless gift

We believe that our models would rank amongst the best mobility scooter for Christmas. With them, you or someone close to you will gain the more than just vehicle. Freedom of movement, to be able to explore the wide world is something priceless.

At Velobike, we believe that such a gift is worth everything. This is why we have made this showcase, because we think this model would be the perfect Christmas gift.

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Mobility Scooter Delivery – What to look out for

One of the most common questions of potential customers is mobility scooter delivery. Many future owners, when browsing the internet look out for secure deals, that won’t add to them any additional costs. No one wants to experience unpleasant surprises after all. How does Velobike handle it? Learn in this post.

From experience with our customers we understand one thing very clearly. Many of them are people who have some years of life experience and would wish for online purchases to be as simple as possible.

As mobility scooter distributors in the UK and a big portion of Europe, we always strive for transparency. Because of that, our customers can easily view our offer and get all the information. If need arises, we clarify any questions by our chat, email and phone. Those of you, who already have made a purchase know well enough, that often it is our customer support which makes the first contact. We believe this is exactly what all customers would like, and it is a badge of high quality for us.

Hidden costs – what to look out for?

Many companies out there, who deal with online sales, sometimes don’t provide all the necessary details. One of the questions about mobility scooter delivery might be related to the shipping price. Did you know that often such costs can reach up to one-fifth of the price of an actual product?

We believe such a situation would result only in customer disappointment and thus, this does not happen when purchasing from us.

Another most crucial information would be VAT Relief, in case of mobility scooter delivery. From our broad experience, many customers can claim this. Any company that deals with customers who can do so, should provide extensive information on the topic.

Last thing, which are worth mentioning here are warranty and returns policy. Always check it, because some items in case of certain products cannot be fixed on warranty. A good example would be lightbulbs or brake pads in pads. Unless it is a mechanical error from day one or broke down in a week from delivery, all parts which deteriorate over time are not eligible for warranty. This is determined by Trade Law.

How Velobike handles mobility scooter delivery?

At Velobike when we perform mobility scooter delivery, we always make sure to have all information in the open. On our website, information about warranty, return policy and even VAT relief are easily accessible to all of our customers.

In numerous places, like the main velobike website, we inform the customers that our mainland deliveries are free in the United Kingdom as well as the European Union countries.

Some customers, who live on islands might worry about additional costs. In our FAQ section, we explain that the cost of the ferry has been unfortunately covered by customers. That is because we would have to pay for a very heavy truck to cross the water twice to deliver the scooter.

Does it mean it is impossible to get one of Veleco scooters to an island? Not at all. We work with our customers and often arrange with them delivery to the nearest port, to avoid additional ferry costs. This way, the customers often arrange local transportation, which will bring them their new scooter over the water. Since our scooters are charged and ready to drive at delivery, it is never a problem to ride them back home.

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Top 5 things to know about mobility scooters

Just for all the happy owners out there, we have decided to write a short guide with the top 5 things to know about mobility scooters. Taking into account the most commonly asked questions, we are going to share knowledge about Veleco vehicles. Continue reading and you’ll gain lots of useful information.

From experience, we know that there are many things to know about mobility scooters. As specialists, we can share this knowledge, so that you will understand your own machine much better.

Without further delay, come and enjoy this short, albeit useful article, it will definitely come in handy.

Ensuring battery longevity

While we already had a handy guide about proper scooter maintenance, there are some things worth mentioning again. In case of batteries the best way to make sure they will keep their voltage is to have them work for a bit, even if the scooter isn’t used for an extended period of time. A vehicle left unused for weeks, can experience a drop in voltage in its battery, resulting in inability to use it when needed.

Does it mean you have to ride your vehicle every day? Not at all, just turn on the ignition key for a minute or two, to let the battery work for a bit at least 2 times a week.

Where to find the VIN number in mobility scooters

A very common question about mobility scooters comes from our customers that need to register the vehicle. All of our scooters come with certificates that contain all necessary information to register them with DVLA.  One of the necessary elements is the VIN number of the vehicle. It can also be found on the attached certificate, but also on the machine in two places.

One would be a small plate which is located under the scooter, near the rear right wheel. Another common place for VIN number location would be on the inside of the front part, near where the user’s legs are when driving.

How to lock the steering wheel

Locking the steering wheel is one of the activities tied closely to scooter security. Thankfully, the manufacturer has made the process very easy to do:

  1. First you have to turn the steering wheel to the left side. In case of ZT63 you might want to try to move it slightly about.
  2. While having done so, with the ignition key in the lock, you have to press it in and then turn it counter-clockwise.

By doing the above, the scooter should be perfectly locked.

Secure boot under the seat

Did you know that your mobility scooter has a secure boot under the seat? As surprising as it sounds, sometimes this storage comes as an unexpected boon to our customers. Not only that, if you look for rain cover, it is the most likely place that stores it on delivery.

About mobility scooters class

Lastly, a very useful info to know about mobility scooters is their class. Are you aware that mobility scooters can be divided into two classes? A class-2 mobility scooter lacks full homologation and is only pavement legal. In case of class-3 though, it is possible to drive on both road and pavement.

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Halloween Photo Contest Results

We are pleased to announce the winners of our Halloween Photo Contest! First of all though, let us thank all participants for their unique and surprising photos, some of them scary, some of them funny! Our team has worked hard to browse through over a hundred pictures and believe us, this was no easy task when so much effort has been put into it.

This has been a fun event, which shows that even during difficult times and lockdowns, we can all still have great fun. If you have missed this Photo Contest, don’t worry, in the future we might have even more contests similar to this one and not only on Halloween!

Now let’s go to the best part, where we congratulate our champions:

1’st place:

Melanie Boyle

2’nd place:

Timothy Young
Leonor Pichon
Beatrice Taylor

3’rd place:

Kaiden Jordan
Jay Ramsay
Alisha Walsh
Conor Burns
Carter Doyle

Again we congratulate all champions and those who took part in the Halloween Photo Contest. Our greatest hope is that they will enjoy their well deserved prizes!

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Which mobility scooter is best – Veleco at top 1

The surprises never cease, especially when yearly trends which mobility scooter is best change. For 2020-2021, Veleco grabs the top spot of the greatest, most comfortable and overall awesome electric vehicles! Four of their models have taken four out of ten spots, and even the top 1!

If you wonder which mobility scooter is best for you to purchase, then Interneteyes has your answer. As an independent and unbiased source, they have searched the far and wide reaches of the internet network. Putting lots of effort, they have made a great top 10 list of  Best Mobility Scooter UK.

To be honest we shouldn’t be surprised by this outcome as our manufacturer is very serious about good quality. For years now, Veleco has manufactured, tested and distributed only the top vehicles in the United Kingdom. Their reach has quickly grown and now they can reach across all United Kingdom and European Union countries.

Top 1 model – ZT16

According to www.interneteyes.co.uk, this year, Veleco 3 Wheeled Folding Electric Scooter Mobility Trike ZT16 takes top spot among many other models. Through the year, as the official distributor of this model, we have received giant positive feedback. All who have purchased this model fell in love with it, and its easy usage and reliability. If you have wondered which mobility scooter is best, then it is definitely this one.

Shopping, visits to parks and many other activities outdoors became much easier with this sleek vehicle. Much to customers delight, this electric mobility scooter offers everything you would like in 2020-2021 and beyond.

Top 5, 6 and 7 – which mobility scooter is best for you?

ZT16 is not the only awesome model which made it to top 10 list. Apart from it, Veleco also easily claims three more spots.

At Top 5, you can find their newest model, DRACO, that has only recently come into sales, but has already made its presence known. Guess it is only obvious that a dragon makes a big impact.

At Top 6, we have our customer’s all-time favourite, ZT15. This electric mobility scooter has been in our store since the beginning so it is only fitting, it makes its appearance here.

Lastly, a lucky number 7 falls to FASTER model, Better and Stronger than most mobility vehicles, it charms with the reliable design. Powerful engines and many features have resulted in many customers loving it.

And which would be your pick? Let us know in the comment section or if you already know, leave a review under the product and tell us why it is so awesome.

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Velobike – Prizes for Halloween Costume Photo Contest

Just for you, we are making a special contest where we give out awesome prizes for Halloween costume photos! Great prizes await and every entry wins. How to participate? It’s easy, read this post to learn how to do it!

Glad to see you are still reading about our prizes for Halloween costumes photo contest. This year has started out scaring the whole world. 31’st is our chance to become scary ourselves though!

The world might be a bit upside down now, but we can still have lots of fun. This is why at Velobike we are organizing an online event for everyone who wants to feel the Halloween spirit. For us an awesome Halloween is a sign of hope and this is exactly what we deal in at Velobike, giving hope to others, be it with our scooters or just some bit of nice fun activity.

Don’t wait, don your costume and enter the contest, claim a prize and make it the best Halloween year ever!

Awesome! How do participate in Prizes for Halloween Costume Contest?

By going to our contest page! All you have to do is to upload a photo of yourself in a contest for Halloween costumes while dressed for the event. You need to provide your name and email as well, so that we can email you any prize that you might win.

Sorry, participating is already over, see you next event!

What are the prizes?

  • 1’st place – 150 Pounds coupon which can be used when buying one of our scooters + 1 year extended warranty coupon for it.
  • 2’nd place (3x) – Coupon for one year extended warranty for scooter
  • 3’rd place (5x)– 40 Pounds coupon which can be used when buying one of our scooters
  • Participation prize – 20 Pounds coupon which can be used when buying one of our scooters

What are the rules?

We keep the rules as simple as possible just for you. Anyone can participate in our Prizes for Halloween Costume Photo Contest as there are no age restrictions. Simply dress up, take a photo of yourself and send it to us via the entry form.

The photos can be sent till 31’st October 2020, 00:00 (GMT+1) United Kingdom time, any entries that are sent after that time won’t be counted as valid.

After 31’st October, we will start picking up the winners and in the next few days, we will notify all participants. The winning photos will be posted on our Blog page, and we will be sending out unique coupon codes to all participants.

You can check all terms and conditions on the competition by following this link:

Terms and conditions of Halloween Contest

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Mobility scooter – freedom of movement

For owners of mobility scooter, freedom of movement is the main factor why they use them. In recent years, the popularity of those vehicles grew significantly. Nowadays it is very common to encounter people on them, walking dogs, making groceries in supermarkets and much more. But what truly makes them so special?

With prices ranging from hundreds to thousands of pounds, mobility scooters are one of the most reliable ways to move about. People who felt confined to their homes can now come out, safely driving on either pavement on the road of their towns. Thanks to them, visiting favourite spots is possible again.

If you think that disability or old age make you unable to enjoy life to its fullest, you might be pleasantly surprised. Did you know that some use their mobility scooters to go fishing or even farm? On YouTube, you might find some interesting vlogs promoting outdoor activities, like “Grow Your Own Life”.

No need for a taxi or public transport if you have mobility scooter

This year, many of us try to limit contact with others as much as possible. However, humans are social creatures, and we just cannot skip on visiting family members. The usual way to travel, for people with limited mobility, was often to take a taxi or bus. That however is now something often avoided.

There is no need to seclude yourself in your home. With mobility scooter freedom of movement, paying for taxi or usage of local bus can be skipped altogether. Using them, you will find that they are a much more economic, and eco-friendly way to travel.

Class 3 – safety on pavement and roads

All mobility scooters are made with elderly and disabled in mind. They are the main users of those vehicles, and it is only obvious that comfort and safety are top priorities. Our manufacturer Veleco knows it from years of experience, and they always strive to achieve the best result. Mobility scooter freedom is the main goal to achieve when manufacturing a reliable vehicle of this kind.

Did you know that you can and should also insure your vehicle? We recommend reading our previous post about that, as it has more useful info.

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DRACO release – new product available

We are all pleased to say that DRACO release is happening today! That’s right, from now on, you might buy a new product from our online store, full of the newest technological systems. At Velobike, we hope this product is exactly something you would love to own!

DRACO release date is a bit of a surprise, we know, but we wanted it that way. Because of that we hope that anyone who waited expectantly on this new product from us will be pleasantly surprised.

If you want to buy it now, follow this link DRACO, but we advise you to read on as this post holds unique information as well! Something you might enjoy learning about.

First lucky 10 purchases with additional seat belts!

We had mentioned it in our earlier posts on our blog, and we shall say it again! If you buy DRACO as one of the first ten customers, you will receive from us a free seat belt! This small gift is something we wish to thank you with, for waiting on this product and purchasing it as the first customers.

Don’t worry if you miss out on this special offer, as in the future we will definitely have more to come, just for you.

But Velobike, will there be more to come?

Oh, definitely we don’t plan to stop at DRACO release! Our shop grows all the time, and we will definitely have new special offers. At Velobike we are never idle so more products and unique deals will happen in the future. After all, a Black Friday is not so far off.

Check with us daily and tell your friends if they need a reliable mobility scooter, as our products are top of the line. Remember, that if you have ever ANY questions, we will at once come with our professional help. For you, dear customers, we go to any lengths to make you happy and content when dealing with our company or products!

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What is mobility scooter insurance?

While at Velobike we do not deal with mobility scooter insurance, we often encounter questions regarding it. This is why just for you, our dear readers, we have decided to cover this topic. We hope that by doing so, we might offer advice in the right direction.

Without a doubt, for you or someone close to you, a mobility scooter is more than a vehicle. It is a means of freedom, which brings back full mobility. From talking with many customers and readers, such as yourself through the years, there is no doubt that our vehicles encounter all sorts of situations.

Being more expensive and useful than bicycles, it is always a great idea to take care of your mobility scooter. It is used daily, so every time you get on, it would put your mind at ease knowing the vehicle is protected.

Do you need insurance?

At Velobike we offer a one-year warranty however such things never cover all bases. Theft, Vandalism & Accidental Damage are just some things that users of mobility scooters have to look out for.

Remember, insurance in case of mobility scooters is always optional. While not required though, we highly would recommend getting one. As an example, if for some reason your mobility scooter stops in the middle of the ride, an insurance company is able to dispatch the driver to get you and the scooter. As you can see, if you own a Class-2 or Class-3 mobility scooter, you can insure it for many events.

Where to get mobility scooter insurance?

While we don’t work directly with companies which offer insurances, they aren’t hard to find. When browsing the internet, it is easy to encounter many insurers which offer such services. Examples of such are: Surewise, Blue Badge or Fish Insurance.

How to get the best deal? The only way is to check various offers, but if it were up to us, we would look at customer opinions first. Google reviews or Trust pilot ones are great sources of information. Speaking of which, have you left a review for us? 😉  You can do so under products in our site, our trust pilot or even google review!

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