Author Topic: £50 bike repair voucher for all  (Read 1604 times)

telstarbox

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£50 bike repair voucher for all
« 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:
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mattc

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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 07:57:13 pm »
Does anyone know how this thing will work? My google-fu has failed me ...
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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #2 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.

FifeingEejit

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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #3 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...

Pedal Castro

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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #4 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

Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #5 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 ?
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Wowbagger

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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2020, 09:44:01 pm »
I've just opened a bike repair business in my garage. Bring out your vouchers!  ;)
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Karla

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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #7 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?

fd3

Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #8 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.
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Socks

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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #9 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 ....

Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #10 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.

mattc

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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #11 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.
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fd3

Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #13 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.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #14 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.
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T42

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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #16 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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fd3

Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2020, 12:47:09 pm »
Twitter bomb with #bikevoucher ?
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telstarbox

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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #19 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
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fd3

Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #21 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.
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telstarbox

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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #22 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
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zigzag

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Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #23 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.

Re: £50 bike repair voucher for all
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2020, 02:50:20 pm »
I presume it's one voucher per person.
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