… for a ‘new golden age for cycling’
The government is very keen for us to get on our bikes – and has introduced schemes to help us on our way.
Devon Live reports:
Fix Your Bike voucher scheme: Now government will give you £50 to repair your bike
Initiative forms part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans for a ‘new golden age for cycling’
The Government’s delayed £25million bike repair scheme will launch today [28 July], a retailer has announced. Halfords said customers in England will be able to use £50 vouchers towards the cost of fixing bikes…
The Fix Your Bike initiative forms part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans for a “new golden age for cycling” with more bike lanes and safer junctions…
DfT figures show there has been a surge in cycling following the coronavirus outbreak. Compared with the equivalent day in the first week of March, cycling usage nearly doubled over the weekend of July 18/19. Monday July 20 – the most recent weekday for which data is available – saw cycling at 146% of pre-lockdown levels.
With details from Cycling Weekly:
Half a million £50 bike vouchers: How to claim your bicycle repair discount and how bike shops can register
To claim your voucher, you can visit the Fix Your Bike scheme website here to register for a code. You can then take your bike into a registered by shop to claim your £50 discount on a service…
When the system is up and running bike owners will be able to find a participating bike shop via the Energy Saving Trust website and can then apply for a voucher.
You can then take your bike in to be fixed, using the voucher towards the cost. You can then claim the cost of the discount (up to £50 per bike) back through the Energy Saving Trust website. The trust will refund the bike owner on behalf of the government on a weekly basis.
Bike Radar takes a look at another government scheme:
Cycle to Work scheme: everything you need to know about buying a tax-free bike
How you can grab a bike at a bargain price and get commuting
The Cycle to Work scheme is a great way for UK cyclists to save at least 32 per cent off the cost of a bike and cycling equipment.
It’s been used by over 1.6 million commuters working for over 40,000 different employers since it was introduced by the government in 1999 to “promote healthier journeys to work and reduce environmental pollution”.
Let’s have a look at how it works, whether you’re eligible and how you can buy a tax-free bike to cycle to work…
With more here: