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Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme

Words by David Hicks

on 28/07/2020 15:45:10

Fix your bike voucher scheme at Rutland Cycling

We’re pleased to be registered under the UK government’s Fix Your Bike Voucher scheme, which means that you can redeem one of the new £50 vouchers towards the cost of repairing your bike at any Rutland Cycling store.

What is the Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme?

The Fix My Bike voucher scheme has been set up by the Department of Transport to encourage more people in England to embrace cycling, to boost the number of low carbon, low pollution trips, reduce the number of short journeys made by private cars, and to promote active travel as an alternative to private cars and public transport, particularly while social distancing measures are in place. Click here to find out more about the scheme.

Who can apply for a voucher?

The scheme is open to anyone who has an unused cycle in need of a repair and gives the user £50 towards the cost of a service and repair for up to two cycles per household. To participate in the scheme, cyclists will need to take their cycle for a repair at a participating business along with their voucher code.

How do I apply for a voucher?

Vouchers can be claimed in a few minutes using the online platform where you will need to provide some basic details about yourself and their cycle(s).

Vouchers are allocated on a first come, first served basis, and will be open for applications through the Energy Saving Trust website from 23:45 on Tuesday 28 July 2020. Click here to find out more and apply.

Cyclists are encouraged to check that their chosen repairer has capacity and is accepting vouchers before applying for a voucher - a map of participating mechanics and shops is available on the online portal. All Rutland Cycling stores, including Giant Store Rutland, Giant Store Cambridge, Giant Newport Pagnell and Specialized Concept Store Nottingham. Click here to find your nearest Rutland Cycling store.

Please also note that not all repairs will be accepted in the scheme. Full terms and conditions are available when you register for your voucher.

How do I get my bike fixed?

Before applying for a voucher you will need to find a registered bicycle mechanic to fix your bike. A map of participating bike shops and mechanics will be available on the Energy Saving Trust website, and all Rutland Cycling stores are registered for the scheme.

Once you have successfully applied for your voucher, you may then bring your bike into a store along with an approved form of ID. One of our Cytech-qualified bike mechanics will then be able to assess the repairs required to make your bike roadworthy.

Accepted forms of identification include a valid driving license photo card with address or another form of photographic ID, such as a passport, non-UK national identity card or residence permit. In additional you will need to bring one of the following, less than 3 months old, in either paper or digital form; a utility bill, council tax bill, mortgage statement, council/housing assocation rent card, or benefit book.

Once assessed, the mechanic will provide a quote for the work that needs to be carried out and book your bike into our workshop to be fixed. You can either leave your bike with us, or return with your bike at the agreed date to have the work carried out.

When the required work has been completed and your bike is ready we will give you a call and arrange a time to collect your newly repaired bike. We will then apply your voucher against the repairs agreed by yourself and our technician. There may be a balance to pay upon collection for agreed work in excess of the £50 voucher.

Click here to apply

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