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General Category => On The Road => Topic started by: telstarbox on June 04, 2020, 05:24:28 pm

Title: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: telstarbox on June 04, 2020, 05:24:28 pm
From the Guardian today:

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Shapps says a £50 fix your bike voucher will be introduced, to encourage more people to start using bikes.

I phoned my LBS this week (which was already popular before lockdown) and they're booked up until early July. This should keep them in business for a while  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: mattc on June 04, 2020, 07:57:13 pm
Does anyone know how this thing will work? My google-fu has failed me ...
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Jurek on June 04, 2020, 08:10:32 pm
£50.00
I cannot see that going very far to fix most bikes.
I'm not even thinking about high-end stuff.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: FifeingEejit on June 04, 2020, 08:32:45 pm
4 brake pads, new cables, probably a fair whack of WD-40, maybe 5 minutes or so of hacksawing and... yeah...
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Pedal Castro on June 04, 2020, 08:57:29 pm
My bikes don't need any work on them but 12x£50 might benefit my LBS.  ;D
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: hatler on June 04, 2020, 09:27:45 pm
What's the odds on the vouchers appearing at the end of the Summer, and as lockdown is over ?
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Wowbagger on June 04, 2020, 09:44:01 pm
I've just opened a bike repair business in my garage. Bring out your vouchers!  ;)
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Karla on June 04, 2020, 10:34:07 pm
How about £50 off my new Dura Ace and they have a tea break while I do the fitting myself?
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on June 04, 2020, 11:36:46 pm
Hoping this will pay for the hydraulic finessing on my rear brake and a bit of TLC on the cargo bike.  And new brake pads.

... but I may not be eligible as you need to be a citizen.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Socks on June 08, 2020, 07:58:23 pm
Almost makes you think that this is another populist announcement that the alleged government haven't thought through ....
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: grams on June 08, 2020, 09:17:45 pm
My bikes don't need any work on them but 12x£50 might benefit my LBS.  ;D

I don't normally let LBSes work on my bikes, but suddenly I feel £50 is a fair price for checking my valve caps are correctly torqued.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: mattc on June 09, 2020, 07:02:05 am
My bikes don't need any work on them but 12x£50 might benefit my LBS.  ;D

I don't normally let LBSes work on my bikes, but suddenly I feel £50 is a fair price for checking my valve caps are correctly torqued.
You can never be too careful in these difficult times.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on June 09, 2020, 06:37:39 pm
Still no actual details from the govt shower of shambles as to how/when we will be able to cash in on this.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: hatler on June 09, 2020, 06:47:24 pm
Wasn't it Shapps who announced this ?

I'd say it's 50:50 whether it happens at all. This administration appear to struggle with delivery.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 09, 2020, 08:40:16 pm
My bikes don't need any work on them but 12x£50 might benefit my LBS.  ;D

I don't normally let LBSes work on my bikes, but suddenly I feel £50 is a fair price for checking my valve caps are correctly torqued.
Have their alignment checked for aerodynamic efficiency. Marginal gains, but they all add up.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: T42 on June 10, 2020, 10:26:34 am
The way it works here is that you visit https://coupdepoucevelo.fr/auth/home, select an LBS from their list and set up an appointment by email or phone. Once it's set up you receive a code by text message, and when you give this to the LBS they knock 50€ off your bill.

Our govt seem to have managed to set it up PDQ, so the UK should manage it by...

I might avail myself of it, I've been thinking of changing my tyres to 28mm.  Dunno if Decathlon sell Contis, though.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Davef on June 10, 2020, 11:48:14 am
The way it works here is that you visit https://coupdepoucevelo.fr/auth/home, select an LBS from their list and set up an appointment by email or phone. Once it's set up you receive a code by text message, and when you give this to the LBS they knock 50€ off your bill.

Our govt seem to have managed to set it up PDQ, so the UK should manage it by...

I might avail myself of it, I've been thinking of changing my tyres to 28mm.  Dunno if Decathlon sell Contis, though.
They do in the uk.


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Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on June 13, 2020, 11:28:53 am
Still no news on how this will work and when it will happen.

I think we need to email bomb Shapps for details.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: hatler on June 13, 2020, 12:47:09 pm
Twitter bomb with #bikevoucher ?
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: telstarbox on June 23, 2020, 07:28:35 am
Ok here we go. If you're a "bike repairer" you need to register to accept the vouchers here.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/fix-your-bike-voucher-scheme-register-as-a-bike-repairer
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on June 23, 2020, 10:41:53 am
How could we have missed this for all the noise it generated?

I have passed this on to my LBS, thanks.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: hatler on June 23, 2020, 10:52:25 am
My bikes don't need any work on them but 12x£50 might benefit my LBS.  ;D

I don't normally let LBSes work on my bikes, but suddenly I feel £50 is a fair price for checking my valve caps are correctly torqued.
Inspired.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: telstarbox on June 23, 2020, 02:15:52 pm
1.3.2. Eligible Repairs may include:
1.3.2.1. repairing or replacing tyres, tubes, wheels and related components;
1.3.2.2. adjusting, repairing or replacing braking system components;
1.3.2.3. adjusting, repairing or replacing transmission system components;
1.3.2.4. repairing or replacing other essential components which prevent safe use of
the cycle e.g. deteriorated grips or saddle;
1.3.2.5. repairing or replacement of components for permanently fitted lighting
systems.
1.3.3. The following repairs are not Eligible Repairs:
1.3.3.1. a sale of replacement parts without any repair work.
1.3.3.2. replacement or upgrade of existing safe and roadworthy components;
1.3.3.3. replacement or repair of removeable lighting accessories
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: zigzag on June 23, 2020, 02:41:31 pm
it would be interesting to know caveats and limitations, e.g. the minimum spend, the number of bikes one person can take for repair etc.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: hatler on June 23, 2020, 02:50:20 pm
I presume it's one voucher per person.
Title: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Davef on June 23, 2020, 07:59:13 pm
I perhaps should not have ordered a new tyre today. I could have got my local bike shop to source and install it.


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Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Jasmine on June 25, 2020, 03:54:30 pm
England only  >:( ::-)
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: telstarbox on June 25, 2020, 03:58:35 pm
Transport is a devolved matter so nothing to stop Scotland, Wales and NI doing the same...
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on July 08, 2020, 04:33:06 pm
Anything on how we can apply for these as a customer?
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: CyclePath on July 08, 2020, 04:36:45 pm
https://fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk

Still only open for repairers to register. Vouchers will be available for customers “shortly”


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Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on July 08, 2020, 05:37:03 pm
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It will help them get it back on the road by providing £50 towards the cost of a service and repair for up to two cycles per household.
Hopefully that's £50 for each bike, not £50 spit between two bikes. 
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: CyclePath on July 08, 2020, 05:42:12 pm
https://fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk

Still only open for repairers to register. Vouchers will be available for customers “shortly”


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From the t+cs for repairers:


“3.4. A maximum of 2 vouchers can be claimed per customer address, and only 1 voucher per cycle.”


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Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: orienteer on July 08, 2020, 09:47:47 pm
Maybe they'll be sent out with the meal vouchers   :D
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on July 08, 2020, 09:56:06 pm
https://fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk

Still only open for repairers to register. Vouchers will be available for customers “shortly”


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Well, it’s only been 6 or 7 weeks.  ::-)
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: hatler on July 08, 2020, 10:05:12 pm
https://fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk

Still only open for repairers to register. Vouchers will be available for customers “shortly”


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From the t+cs for repairers:


“3.4. A maximum of 2 vouchers can be claimed per customer address, and only 1 voucher per cycle.”


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How's the 1 voucher per bike going to work ?
One bike, two vouchers, two LBSs.

Still, that's hardly a problem that's going to impact anyone here.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: CyclePath on July 09, 2020, 10:08:18 am
https://fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk

Still only open for repairers to register. Vouchers will be available for customers “shortly”


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From the t+cs for repairers:


“3.4. A maximum of 2 vouchers can be claimed per customer address, and only 1 voucher per cycle.”


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How's the 1 voucher per bike going to work ?
One bike, two vouchers, two LBSs.

Still, that's hardly a problem that's going to impact anyone here.


I did wonder that. I don’t see how the shop can be expected to police this sort of thing but imagine the wording is there to ensure they don’t get paid in the most obvious cases of people taking the piss.

https://fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk

Still only open for repairers to register. Vouchers will be available for customers “shortly”


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Well, it’s only been 6 or 7 weeks.  ::-)

Yeah, I’m starting to think they might not actually launch this to the public at all, possibly due to the potential for fraud or because it’s logistically challenging.


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Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on July 09, 2020, 01:18:44 pm
Two vouchers per household, so I guess two of you could give your vouchers for the same bike and say you share it.  Frankly this is a tiny amount of money compared with anything else the govt is doing and it's fucking ridiculous that they still haven't sorted this out - should have been live a month ago to capture the "want to cycle after covid" crowd.  By the time this comes online those people will be back in cars.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: hatler on July 09, 2020, 02:39:47 pm
^ ^  This exactly ^  ^
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on July 09, 2020, 02:50:28 pm
The same applies to much of the funding for councils to encourage cycling and walking, with notable exceptions. My commute is as busy as it ever was, which is worrying given that as far as I know schools are not at normal activity levels. I suspect that in London there is an understandable reluctance to travel by tube and train, and perhaps more car parking space available in town.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 09, 2020, 03:31:09 pm
I would think that applies everywhere, not just London and not just UK.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: TimC on July 10, 2020, 01:01:09 pm
They have totally missed the bus (groan!) on the funding to encourage cycling and walking. My LA council (Babergh) has pretty much ignored the whole initiative, and Suffolk have proposed 148 'blue-sky' schemes that are simply transcribed from a suggestions box without any kind of usefulness or practicality filter - yet good, well-thought-through schemes proposed by town and village councils have been ignored. Cycling UK have posted a league table of councils' response to the scheme, and it's largely dire. They just aren't interested outside major cities. Our local market town's Facebook thread on the subject has become a rant against cyclists and a demand for more car parking.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: telstarbox on July 28, 2020, 09:02:06 am
Launches today.

https://fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk/
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: trekker12 on July 28, 2020, 10:43:27 am
They have totally missed the bus (groan!) on the funding to encourage cycling and walking. My LA council (Babergh) has pretty much ignored the whole initiative, and Suffolk have proposed 148 'blue-sky' schemes that are simply transcribed from a suggestions box without any kind of usefulness or practicality filter - yet good, well-thought-through schemes proposed by town and village councils have been ignored. Cycling UK have posted a league table of councils' response to the scheme, and it's largely dire. They just aren't interested outside major cities. Our local market town's Facebook thread on the subject has become a rant against cyclists and a demand for more car parking.

Just east of you here in Ipswich Tim, they have closed off a handful of very short roads used as ratruns by the simple minded*. Listed another handful of areas but not done anything including the one I live on where the 20 mph speed limits set up ten years ago are seen as a challenge on how many multiples of 20 you can achieve.

They then put up a load of bollards on the white line which already delineated the cycle lane on the main road to the north of town - this now prevents you from leaving the cycle lane to turn right at the roundabouts along here to the point I think they expect you to dismount and use the pedestrian crossing beyond the roundabout. You can time it so you leave the coned section before they start but that just encourages angry horn blasts from the cars you are now 'holding up'.

The initiative is laudable but typically lacking in thought.


*One of them uses a single width railway bridge just near my home which is blind and has been lethal on a bike for years. I was overtaken on it once so I took to riding up the middle which was equally dangerous as cars got near airborne on the blind crest (cutting out the wait at the crossroads 100 yards down the road). Closing it to motorised traffic was the right thing to do.

Interestingly the planning note advising it's closure to vehicles went up before Covid (I read it in early February - I have a habit of stopping and reading planning notes) but of course the new signs all say they part the new Covid related schemes so rather than spend the money they had already allocated they took the grant from the new initiative and used it here rather than considering it's use elsewhere.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: quixoticgeek on July 28, 2020, 10:52:38 am
Launches today.

https://fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk/

Is this registration only for shops? I am not seeing anything for MOPs

J
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: CyclePath on July 28, 2020, 10:55:07 am
Launches today.

https://fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk/

Is this registration only for shops? I am not seeing anything for MOPs

J
Opens for customers tonight at 23.45!


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Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: grams on July 28, 2020, 01:35:10 pm
Note the T and Cs (https://fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk/Downloads/Fix%20Your%20Bike%20Voucher%20Repair%20Scheme%20-%20Terms%20and%20Conditions%20for%20Web%20Registered%20Participating%20Bussinesses.pdf) require any bike brought in to not be roadworthy and the only eligible repairs are the minimum requires to bring it up to roadworthiness.

I'm sure there'll be lots of rule-bending but those of us hoping to get £50 of free upgrades on our existing bikes are out of luck.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Greenbank on July 28, 2020, 04:16:56 pm
I'm sure there'll be lots of rule-bending but those of us hoping to get £50 of free upgrades on our existing bikes are out of luck.

Depends how well you know your LBS and what deal you can strike with them.

I'd discussed buying a "bike" from my old LBS through the Cycle2Work scheme that looked nothing like a bike. Turned out it wasn't worth it and I'd have probably wimped out of doing it anyway (I prefer rules).

It was just a bunch of expensive components (e.g. PowerTap hub built into custom wheel, plus some other bits for other bikes) that came to ~£800 or so. The voucher was going to be for £1000 with the LBS not seeing £100 of that as it goes to the scheme administrators. The other £100 was to cover the much lower margin on the bits I was ordering compared to what the LBS would have made if I'd ordered a £1000 bike.

Once I'd worked out I'd only get £800 of bits for a £1000 voucher the savings through tax were all but gone. The only benefit would have been spreading the payments out over the year through salary sacrifice and that can be replaced by 0% finance most places are offering.

I would have expected an LBS wanting to do a deal that would offer you £25 or £30 off components in exchange for the £50 voucher for doing no actual work on your bike. It depends on what the LBS gets back from the voucher.

Anyway, all relatively moot for me as I don't need this service as I can fix my own bikes, plus the vouchers will be in limited supply so I'd rather they went to people that really needed them rather than people who don't.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: trekker12 on July 28, 2020, 04:29:46 pm
I wonder what the likes of wiggle and other online only retailers are trying to do to find a way into this.

If the bike has to be un roadworthy I can always remove a brake outside the shop and cut an old tyre but as above I'm quite capable of fixing my bikes (and a few neighbours round here) so I won't be availing myself
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Jurek on July 28, 2020, 04:44:58 pm
I wonder what the likes of wiggle and other online only retailers are trying to do to find a way into this.

If the bike has to be un roadworthy I can always remove a brake outside the shop and cut an old tyre but as above I'm quite capable of fixing my bikes (and a few neighbours round here) so I won't be availing myself
Indeed. As has been mentioned elsewhere, given that there are finite number of these vouchers, should any of us on here - most of whom are adept at doing their own fettling - be taking advantage of this scheme?
ETA - I can't see myself doing so.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: hatler on July 28, 2020, 06:21:45 pm
Yup. I was rather looking forward to a bunch of free fettling, though there's really only one job I am stuck on now (the one set of cable disc brakes we have seem to be impossible to adjust perfectly).

In a surprising display of competence it does appear that the government department has employed someone who knows about bikes to draw up the rules.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on July 28, 2020, 10:15:25 pm
What is non roadworthy?  If you need your brake pads changing?  If your gears don't work?
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: quixoticgeek on July 28, 2020, 10:20:40 pm
What is non roadworthy?  If you need your brake pads changing?  If your gears don't work?

At a guess, doesn't comply with the law for road worthy, meaning:

< 2 efficient brakes
bald tyres
incorrect or absent reflectors

J
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on July 29, 2020, 12:17:14 am
... and it's crashed!
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Duckfoot1606 on July 29, 2020, 06:17:12 am
I’m a bit conflicted on this. On the one hand the idea of a free service is appealing, on the other I’ve been (relatively) unaffected by pandemic restrictions thus far so I will be passing on this, in the hope that it does encourage a new or returning cyclist back onto the road. I’m certainly not judging anyone else’s decision on this.

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Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: ElyDave on July 29, 2020, 06:28:16 am
What is non roadworthy?  If you need your brake pads changing?  If your gears don't work?

At a guess, doesn't comply with the law for road worthy, meaning:

< 2 efficient brakes
bald tyres
incorrect or absent reflectors

J

On this basis, I think I only have one "roadworthy" bike
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on July 29, 2020, 09:31:42 am
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Thank you for your interest in the Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme. There are no vouchers available right now. Vouchers are being released gradually to reflect the capacity of the bike repairers signed up to the scheme. More vouchers will be made available as soon as possible.
FFS!
This first thing today, following the system not working last night.
WTAF
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: hatler on July 29, 2020, 12:18:57 pm
Apparently it came up at about 4am but was down by 6.30am.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: quixoticgeek on July 29, 2020, 12:49:44 pm

On this basis, I think I only have one "roadworthy" bike

Yep by the letter of the law most bikes aren't road legal. Right now I'm sat in a bike shop in
NL, there is exactly 1, and only 1 bike in the building that fully complies with the letter of Dutch law for bikes. It also complies with the Vienna convention, and the UK law. It's my bike.

But then there's also not many people sad enough to sit and translate the relevant legislation and make sure thei bike applies. Cos for most people if it's got lights and a brake, that's enough. Apart from anything else most cops don't know what the rules are either...

It still makes me uncomfortable that .NL only requires one brake. Mostly as it's shocking how poor most brakes are. Took me a while to learn that while I can stop in a very short distance, the Muggle behind can't, which changes the way you ride... But I digress.

J
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Notsototalnewbie on July 29, 2020, 02:26:30 pm
A friend has an ancient heavy folder that is currently stuck in the highest gear (beyond my very limited abilities to fix) and limited funds to fix it. She's had no luck as yet. It is rideable but must be bloody hard work. She's also tried to buy a new entry-level bike but all she can find in stock is Halfords Apollo (ie their cheapest one) and I've told her not to bother with that.

As others have said I'd rather leave it for people like her than benefit myself, not that they appear to be easy to access anyway.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Tom B on July 29, 2020, 10:25:06 pm
Mrs TB and I were speculating last night if it would mean a run of people going to LBS with knackered or irrepairable BSOs and possible altercations if LBS turned them away
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Adam on July 29, 2020, 11:12:59 pm
Today I've had 6 lots of people enquire about bringing their bike in for a service and wanting to use a voucher.  Only 1 has actually got one.  The others have still booked their bike in and say they hope they'll manage to get a voucher before they need to bring their bike along in 3 weeks time (big backlog unsurprisingly).

One poor lady said she tried from 23:44 and then every 30 minutes until 3 am before she gave up!!

Oh, and in another example of typical lack of thinking, the special website now very helpfully states they've used up the  initial tranche of vouchers, and they'll release more vouchers soon.  The trouble is, that web address was also supposed to have the login for bike shops, but the idiots have removed the link.  So I can't actually register a voucher or redeem it anyway!!
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: DaT on July 30, 2020, 09:43:10 am
Vouchers open again
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on July 30, 2020, 01:59:23 pm
Vouchers open again
All out!
But the site is available for shops now.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fuaran on August 04, 2020, 01:33:12 pm
And now a scheme for Scotland. Seems no voucher required, just book it in at a participating shop. https://www.cyclinguk.org/ScotCycleRepair
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Greenbank on August 04, 2020, 02:10:06 pm
And now a scheme for Scotland. Seems no voucher required, just book it in at a participating shop. https://www.cyclinguk.org/ScotCycleRepair

And the view from mechanics and bike shop owners in Scotland is that it's a nightmare.

From someone on LFGSS (https://www.lfgss.com/comments/15445382/):-

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Scottish scheme works a bit simpler than the English scheme, however the number of total roasters wanting to modify their already nice functioning bikes with free money aimed for getting those in non fortunate positions to simply even have a working bike has been frustrating. English scheme I think the gov website is the filter for this, whereas up here, im the filter for it. Means probably a higher % of the funding will go to those who need it. If everyone booked in already needs full funding, money all spoken for already! Less than a day (to book, around 5 days of work) is all it lasted
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on September 23, 2020, 11:28:27 pm
Glad to see that this is still going strong and round after round has been rolled out.

Not
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Notsototalnewbie on September 24, 2020, 12:14:18 pm
A friend has an ancient heavy folder that is currently stuck in the highest gear (beyond my very limited abilities to fix) and limited funds to fix it. She's had no luck as yet. It is rideable but must be bloody hard work. She's also tried to buy a new entry-level bike but all she can find in stock is Halfords Apollo (ie their cheapest one) and I've told her not to bother with that.

As others have said I'd rather leave it for people like her than benefit myself, not that they appear to be easy to access anyway.

Said friend did eventually manage to get the bike sorted, to her delight. She had to top up the £50 voucher with £20 to get the gears sorted. But yeah, another round would be helpful.
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: fd3 on November 16, 2020, 12:06:33 pm
Back online now!
Title: Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
Post by: Adam on November 19, 2020, 10:13:32 pm
Back online now!
Only for a couple of hours!