Guidance

Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme: apply for a voucher

The Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme has been hugely popular and all vouchers in the first and second releases have now been allocated.

The Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme allows members of the public to receive a voucher worth up to £50 towards the cost of repairing a bicycle.

Further vouchers will be released when we are confident people will be able to get their bikes fixed at a wide range of retailers without significant waiting times. We anticipate the next release to follow more quickly than the last.

If you’re a bike repairer and want to take part in the scheme, read our guidance for bike repair businesses.

Eligibility

The scheme is open to anyone in England who has an unused cycle in need of a repair.

However, as there are a limited number of vouchers available, please consider the needs of others before applying for a voucher and do not delay making planned repairs outside of the scheme should your circumstances allow it.

Vouchers can only be used with bike repairers or mechanics that are registered for the scheme in England.

Only one voucher can be claimed per household.

A full list of terms and conditions and eligibility criteria is provided when you register.

How to apply

The voucher scheme has been hugely popular and all vouchers in the first and second releases have now been allocated.

Further vouchers will be released when we are confident people will be able to get their bikes fixed at a wide range of retailers without significant waiting times. We anticipate the next release to follow more quickly than the last.

How the scheme works

  1. Apply for a voucher of up to £50 on the Fix Your Bike website when vouchers become available.
  2. Find a Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme-registered bike mechanic to repair your bike using the map of participating bike shops and mechanics.
  3. Bring your bike in to your chosen repairer to be fixed, using the voucher to cover up to £50 of the total cost of the repairs needed.
  4. Enjoy cycling again.

Background

The Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme has been set up to encourage more people to embrace cycling as a means of travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond. Cycling is an excellent way to travel while maintaining social distancing.

The scheme aims to help increase the number of short journeys made by bike rather than private cars. This shift will have huge benefits for:

  • the climate
  • public health and wellbeing
  • road congestion
  • air quality
Published 28 July 2020
Last updated 16 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. All the vouchers in the second release have now been allocated.

  2. The second batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers are now available.

  3. All vouchers in the first batch have now been allocated.

  4. First published.