The second batch of bike repair vouchers, worth £50 each, are expected to be released to the public soon. The roll-out will be slower for this phase, with a tranche of 28,000 vouchers being made available nationwide, which is just over 50% of the amount made available in the first release.
More about the scheme
The scheme was first announced back in June with the aim of encouraging thousands of people get back into cycling.
The Government initially pledged to spend £25 million, releasing 500,000 vouchers as part of the ‘£2bn cycling and walking revolution’ which involves thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription.
The vouchers are being released in batches in order to help manage capacity across participating bike shops and repair centres.
The scheme is open to anyone in England who has an unused cycle in need of a repair.
Customers are advised to consider the needs of others before applying for a voucher and to not delay making planned repairs outside of the scheme should circumstances allow it.