Is it legal to ride a kick scooter on the road?
Rental electric scooters (e-scooters) are the only way to legally ride an e-scooter on public roads or in other public places within London – and even this is limited to specific boroughs. It is still illegal to use privately-owned e-scooters or other powered transporters on public roads.
Do adults use kick scooters?
Yes, adults can ride kick scooters, provided they are designed for adults and able to hold the weight of a full-grown adult. Scooting is rising in popularity among adults and is a great way to embrace a full-body cardio exercise that has a low impact on your joints!
Can I rent a scooter in the UK?
Rental e-scooters in the UK have maximum limits of 15.5mph (24.9km/h), although the most powerful privately-owned e-scooters can reach up to 68 mph (110 km/h). Hire charges vary, but it will typically cost £1 to unlock an e-scooter (using a smartphone app) plus a fee of 14p-20p per minute.