The Government has today announced that a third larger than usual batch of Fix your Bike Vouchers has been released into the marketplace, just in time for an anticipated spring lift in footfall.
Updated today, the Gov.uk portal offers “The third batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers is now available.” Alongside are the two prior notifications, both of which reveal that prior allocations were snapped up inside 24 hours; the first of which crashed the Energy Saving Trust’s website on high demand.
UPDATE: We have it on good information that this batch will see the release of 150,000, three fold the usual 50,000 allocation
Of the pool of 240 bike retailers who responded as part of CyclingIndustry.News’ 2021 market report 59% of shops said they have thus far accepted the vouchers and registered their businesses. On the contrary, 23% said that they had turned down the trade, most citing being busy enough already with workshop jobs. (You can purchase CI.N’s report in full by contacting the editor here.)
Notifying CI.N’s trade forum earlier, the Bicycle Association’s Stephen Holt wrote: “We have just heard from the DfT that a new batch of 150,000 “Fix Your Bike” vouchers has been released today.