The Government have launched a scheme offering £50 bike repair vouchers to cyclists today as part of a plan to boost cycling and walking in England.
The “Fix Your Bike” vouchers are being released in batches “to help manage capacity” so that the scheme can be monitored before being rolled out more widely.
An initial 50,000 vouchers will be made available online later today on a first-come, first-served basis at www.fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk/ and only available in the UK. Each voucher would cover the bill for a standard service and the replacement of a basic cycle component. Cycle repair businesses can also register to participate in the scheme.
The Government is also supporting the “Big Bike Revival” to deliver ‘pop-up’ repair stations in some areas, offering basic repairs free of charge and this option may be more convenient rather than applying for a voucher.
Those participating businesses within the Wiltshire area are;
Halfords Chippenham – https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-maintenance/fix-your-bike-scheme-439790.html
Melksham Cycle Centre – https://www.facebook.com/MelkshameCycleCentre/
Halfords Trowbridge – https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-maintenance/fix-your-bike-scheme-439790.html
A2B Cycle Repair – https://www.a2bcyclerepair.co.uk/
Route 24 Cycles – http://www.route24cycles.co.uk/
Please note that the inclusion of a shop or mechanic in this scheme does not represent an endorsement of this business or the quality of its repair work. Steps have been taken to ensure participating businesses are genuine and competent, but as with any transaction it is the customers responsibility to be satisfied that the business is able to provide the services being offered.