Posted: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:49
The Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme allows members of the public to receive a voucher worth up to £50 which can be used towards the cost of repairing a bicycle. The scheme is open to anyone in England who has an unused cycle in need of a repair.
This scheme has been set up to encourage more people to embrace cycling, and to promote an alternative to public transport, while social distancing measures are in place. It also aims to help reduce the number of short journeys made by cars.
Vouchers can only be used with bike repairers or mechanics that are registered for the scheme in England, and up to two vouchers can be claimed per household.
There are a limited number of vouchers available, so if there aren't any vouchers available when you check, keep looking regularly as they are being released gradually.
The scheme works by:
- Finding a local Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme-registered bike mechanic to repair your bike, using Energy Saving Trust's map of participating bike shops and mechanics.
- Apply for a £50 voucher on the Energy Saving Trust website.
- Bring your bike in to your chosen repairer to be fixed, using the voucher to cover up to £50 of the total cost of the repairs needed.
- Enjoy cycling again.
(Source: UK Government - Cycling and Walking)