Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about buying a Segway. If you have any more questions not covered here then please get in touch with us.
They’re not illegal to buy, however they ARE illegal to ride on or in any public highway or place. So you can’t ride them on the road, pavement, bridleway’s or in the park. Segways can only be used on private land with permission. A Segway is technically classed as a vehicle and like any vehicle cannot be ridden without proper training and insurance. So you wouldn’t be able to buy one and drive it to work in the UK under current legislation and it would likely be confiscated by the police if you did. However on private land or areas with permission they are fine.
If you can fall off a bike you can fall off a Segway… or anything for that matter. Segway’s are actually surprisingly easy to ride and have amazing built in stability control, so falling off is fairly difficult to do (but not impossible). We’ve had every age and ability from children to pensioners ride with us, safely, confidently and with maximum enjoyment! What we would say is a Segway weights 50kg plus the rider and if it’s going at any sort of speed (12.5mph max) and you hit someone or something, it’s not going to end well for all concerned – Segways are NOT toys.
Segways vary on price depending on which model you buy. Visit our pricing page on this website to see current UK prices.
Segways are ideal if you have staff looking/needing to cover large areas quickly. They work fantastically well in airports, large factories or on industrial sites, that do not enter public highways. If you have staff that need to cover distances and then perform at the other end, Segways are excellent fatigue reducers, which is why so many security companies use them in a variety of roles. Contact us today and we can discuss your requirements.
There is no minimum age at present to ride a Segway, however riders need to be about 6-stone or over to allow the Segway to work efficiently, there is also a maximum weight of about 19 stone. Riders need to be about 4ft 5” or higher as the handle bars only adjust so low. Riders need to be able to handle a motorised vehicle with confidence; Segways are classed as a vehicle in the same sense as quads and motorbikes are (although they are not as fast).
We can do offsite hire via our activities business, Segway Unleashed (subject to terms and conditions), we advise you look at the following link for information: Segway Unleashed Offsite.
Our location is pretty convenient. We’re about 5 minutes (if that) off Junction 6 of the M25. From Godstone, both London and Brighton are about a 35-40 minute drive. Our nearest train station is Godstone, which can be reached with Southern Trains from Victoria, Clapham Junction and/or London Bridge; however you’ll need to arrange your own transport to and from the site when you arrive at the station.
A Segway is not a cheap investment, so it’s imperative that you ‘try before you buy’ and we’d assist in getting you familiar with a Segway before you make that decision. Ideally, we encourage potential customers to contact us and visit our site in Godstone with prior agreement where we can show off the Segways abilities. We will also come to your site and demonstrate Segways for you; however this is a chargeable service to cover our time and travel costs and will be quoted on a job by job basis should we make a sales visit to your site.
As the official Segway Dealer for the South and South West of the UK we sell all things Segway. Contact us with your requirements and we can check on price and availability for you.
Yes we do. Any Segway we buy will be inspected before a price is offered and it will also be check to insure it’s not been stolen. If we have second hand equipment for sale it will appear in our second hand sale section as and when units become available.
Pure Segway is the official dealer for the South, South East and South West of the UK, we cover from Lands End to Dover, London, across to Bristol and even parts of South Wales. We work closely with Segway UK and aim to provide our customers the highest levels of service and expertise.