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2 Dec 2020

The recent ACT restructure means that cycle businesses can benefit from extended business support and new services as well as full annual ACT membership from just £60 per year!

2 Dec 2020

A refreshed suite of posters developed to support retailers in encouraging shoppers to wear face coverings using behavioural science techniques. The posters are available free of charge for...

2 Dec 2020

Independent bicycle retailers in Bradford, Ipswitch and York have all been commended in this year's search for the Best Small Shop of 2020!

27 Nov 2020

Recent events have once again highlighted the growing concerns centred on the UK's growing use of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services.

26 Nov 2020

A family run, independent, home and gift shop in Worcester has been named as Britain's Best Small Shop of 2020.

25 Nov 2020

The Chancellor presented his Spending Review to Parliament today settingout the Government's departmental spending plans for the year ahead andresponse to Coronavirus (Covid-19).

24 Nov 2020

On Monday ACT members were invited to join Maybe* for a free webinar to learn how to optimise social media use.

19 Nov 2020

IRC member enters debate to seek an extension to the moratorium onevictions within the Coronavirus Act 2020. Can you help us...

19 Nov 2020

Indie Retail are delighted to announce a partnership between themselves and the app-controlled window display sign TraffikFlo, enabling more shops to simply and effectively manage social...

18 Nov 2020

ACT members are invited to join Maybe* on Monday 23rd November at 8pm for a webinar to learn how you can optimise your social media use.

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Bike shops and repairers advised to prepare for second wave of Fix Your Bike Vouchers

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

The second batch of bike repair vouchers, worth £50 each, are expected to be released to the public soon.

In preparation for the second release the DfT and EST have asked the ACT circulate the scheme's Terms and Conditions so that repairers who are registered can re-familiarise themselves.

Read the Terms and Conditions now



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.

 

Eligibility

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.

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

 

Register now

It's not too late to register.

As the sector is still reportedly facing a shortage of stock and as the darker weather draws upon us, repairing old bikes is a great way to maintain revenue and encourage cycling.

Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme: register as a bike repairer


Further information

Further information can be found on the EST/DfT website here.

If you have any questions in relation to the scheme please contact the Energy Savings Trust: fixyourbike@est.org.uk.

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