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Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme now available to customers

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

  • BikesPM launches government's most ambitious plans yet to boost cycling and walking
  • Vision commits to thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for any child or adult, and first ever zero-emission transport city
  • Launch comes alongside the initial release of £50 bike repair vouchers tonight to encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of active travel
Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans to overhaul cycling and walking in England launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (Tuesday 28 July).

Tackling the causes of ill health, not just the symptoms, is vital to help reduce demand on the NHS, and taking up cycling has been proven to offer huge benefits for people's physical and mental health.

The new plan aims to build on the significant increase in the number of people cycling during the pandemic. It sets out a comprehensive, long term vision to increase active travel and embed the benefits of walking and cycling into how we live, work and get around.


First batch of bike repair vouchers released

Alongside the launch of the strategy, today the first batch of bike repair vouchers worth £50 were released on Tuesday night to the public in a pilot scheme to encourage thousands of people get back into cycling.

By encouraging people to get their old bikes out of the back of the shed fixed and safe to ride, the scheme will help more people choose cycling over public transport as a convenient way to travel, for example when going to the shops or seeing friends.

Due to overwhelming demand for cycle shops' services during the pandemic, vouchers will be released in batches in order to help manage capacity across participating stores. The first 50,000 were made available just before midnight on Tuesday on a first come first served basis to those who register online.

Government will work closely with industry during this first pilot launch to monitor its success and adapt the scheme as necessary before rolling it out more widely.

Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme: apply for a voucher

 

Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme: register as a bike repairer

 

 

Reader Comments (4)

Fix your bike voucher scheme website has crashed as everyone fully expected it would. Absolutely pointless waste of time.

Stuart Hamilton, 28 Jul 2020

website has crashed, what a waste of time, cant this government organise anything so simple.

Paul Shaw, 29 Jul 2020

Trying to apply for voucher but not connecting. ???

John O'Callaghan, 29 Jul 2020

waited up until late to register,and no surprise the website down.no doubt when up and running the 1st 50k will have gone

barry whittle, 29 Jul 2020

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