‘Fix Your Bike’ vouchers scheme
The government is offering £50 bike repair vouchers to anyone in England to persuade people to get back on their bike, as part of efforts to tackle obesity.
This is a great opportunity for people to get their old bikes out of the back of the shed fixed and safe to ride.
The scheme will help encourage more people choose cycling over public transport as a convenient way to travel and limiting the number of trips in private cars, in an effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic as lockdown is eased.
How to get a free £50 voucher to repair your bike
You can register to apply online for the ‘Fix Your Bike’ Voucher Scheme from 23:45 on Tuesday 28th July.
After you apply, you can bring your cycle to a mechanic or bike repairer that has also registered to take part in the government’s scheme, to get your bike fixed.
The voucher will cover up to £50 of the total cost of the repairs needed.
The first 50,000 vouchers will be made available online on Tuesday at 23:45 on a first come, first served basis to those who register online.
Who is eligible for the scheme?
Anyone living in England who has an unused bike that needs repairing is eligible.
There are a limited number of vouchers available and up to two vouchers can be claimed per household.
The vouchers can only be used with mechanics and bike repairers that register for the scheme in England.
Find your local bike repairer shop here –