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 bike.
The vouchers can only be used with bike repair businesses that are registered for the scheme.
Registrations are now open for bike repair businesses that want to take part. Members of the public will be able to apply for the vouchers in the coming weeks.
Bike repairers must meet certain eligibility criteria including the possession of valid public liability insurance with a minimum cover of £2 million.
A full list of terms and conditions and eligibility criteria is provided when registering.
How to apply
If you are a bike repairer you can apply to be part of the scheme on the Energy Saving Trust website
How the scheme works
The bike owner will find a registered bike mechanic to fix their bike. A map of participating bike shops and mechanics will be available on the Energy Saving Trust website when the scheme launches to the public.
The bike owner applies for a voucher.
They bring their bike in to be fixed, using the voucher towards the cost.
You can then claim the cost of the discount (up to £50 per bike) back through the Energy Saving Trust website.
The Energy Saving Trust will refund you on our behalf on a weekly basis.
The Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme has been set up to encourage more people to embrace cycling, to boost the number of commuting and leisure trips, and to promote an alternative to public transport, while social distancing measures are in place.
It also aims to help reduce the number of short journeys made by private cars.