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Looking to rent a Moped/Scooter while in London this May

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Looking to rent a Moped/Scooter while in London this May

Anyone have any good leads on someone in London that does this? Pricing? Quality?

Thanks :)

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1. Re: Looking to rent a Moped/Scooter while in London this May

There are some previous threads on this, and this one should start you off:

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2. Re: Looking to rent a Moped/Scooter while in London this May

Why do you want to hire a scooter in London?

Denver, CO
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3. Re: Looking to rent a Moped/Scooter while in London this May

Thanks, NW.

I don't want to hire one, i want to rent one for ME to drive :)

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4. Re: Looking to rent a Moped/Scooter while in London this May

Hire and rent mean the same thing - do they not mean the same thing in America?

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5. Re: Looking to rent a Moped/Scooter while in London this May

"Hire" and "rent" have the same meaning.

Why would you want to hire/rent a scooter in London?

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6. Re: Looking to rent a Moped/Scooter while in London this May

Are we talking about the same thing here - as I wouldn't drive a scooter?

Denver, CO
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7. Re: Looking to rent a Moped/Scooter while in London this May

Hire would mean here, hire someone to do it for me, rent would just mean renting the actual piece of machinery.

I guess, what i really want is not to rent a scooter to drive around in LONDON (i know their traffic is CRAZY), but more to take out in the open road around other parts of england - but that i may be able to pick up near london.

And why? I think it'd be a blast!

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8. Re: Looking to rent a Moped/Scooter while in London this May

To get to the "open road" in London, you're going to be riding a long, long way! The place is huge, and to get to those nice country roads you're dreaming of takes quite a while as Greater London is so spread out. Something like 30 odd miles across. Driving any sort of conveyance in London can be a pretty miserable experience. There are many one way sytems, traffic cameras, the endless congestion to name but a few. Finding your way around as a visitor will be a nightmare.

Please bear in mind licences.. I take it you hold a full motorcycle licence? If so, then you'll probably be able to hire a motorbike somewhere in London. If not, then UK laws mean that you can't ride a scooter on a car licence unless you complete a CBT test (almost like a beginners bike test).

Still, if it is your thing, I hope you can realise the dream. I'm sorry I don't know anywhere in particular to hire from, I wish I could have been more helpful.

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9. Re: Looking to rent a Moped/Scooter while in London this May

http://www.abouttownbikehire.co.uk in Wandsworth

50cc scooters to Goldwings

Bow

http://www.superbikehire.co.uk

Shoreditch

http://www.citybikeservice.co.uk - Motorbikes and cycles for hire for a more sedate trip around London

Plenty of others if you Google scooter hire london

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10. Re: Looking to rent a Moped/Scooter while in London this May

http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/

And if you'd like to go riding with others - such as down to the coast for the day - pay a visit to the Ace Cafe in west London after looking through their website above.