The first step is to decide when you'd like to hire Erik. You'll then need to get in touch with us to book your selected dates either by emailing us or via to contact form at the bottom of the page. 


We will send you some documents for you to read, and a hirer details form for you to fill in and return to us.   This information is required in order to start the self-drive insurance included in your hire.  


We have a strict documentation criteria and require the following: 

  •  A scanned copy of your driving licence, front and back for each driver. 

  •  A DVLA licence check code so we can view your licence details before you arrive.  This can be found at


We need to see 2 documents to prove your identity: 

  •   1 utility bill from the following: gas, electric, water, landline phone bill


  •   1 bank or credit card statement.



In order to confirm your booking we require 25% of the total booking as a deposit paid via bank transfer.  

The remaining balance is due 6 weeks prior to travel. 

We also require a £750 safety deposit for hire of the van.  This is fully refundable within 24hrs providing no claims have been made on the self-drive insurance policy, or damage to the van or contents has been made. 

Collecting Erik 


Erik lives in Ashbourne in the heart of the Peak District.  Pick up time is after 3pm unless prior agreement has been made.  Once you have secured your booking we will give you the pick up address. 

You will be shown how to use Erik and make use of all of the gadgets he has on board, so please allow around 30 mins for us to hand him over. 

You are very welcome to leave your car on our drive. 

Return of Erik


Erik will need to be returned to his home in Derbyshire.  Please ensure that you have cleaned and tidied the van ready for return.  

Return time is 11am unless prior agreement has been made.