Fix Your Bike scheme is open to anyone in England “who has an unused bicycle in need of a repair”.
The Fix Your Bike initiative was originally announced in May in response to the coronavirus crisis, as part of a range of measures to encourage people to cycle, thus avoiding public transport and unnecessary private car journeys.
A limited number of vouchers will be available through the Energy Saving Trust website. The vouchers will be released in batches to manage demand, according to the BBC, with 50,000 initially available.
Up to two vouchers can be claimed per household and can be used at any bike mechanic registered with the scheme.
“From helping people get fit and healthy and lowering their risk of illness, to improving air quality and cutting congestion, cycling and walking have a huge role to play in tackling some of the biggest health and environmental challenges that we face,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“But to build a healthier, more active nation, we need the right infrastructure, training and support in place to give people the confidence to travel on two wheels.
“That’s why now is the time to shift gears and press ahead with our biggest and boldest plans yet to boost active travel – so that everyone can feel the transformative benefits of cycling.”