Tuesday 28 July 2020

£50 fix your bike voucher and bike on the NHS!

Wow! It seems that there are even more plans to boost cycling. The government recently announced that they would be launching the scheme that had been talked about during lockdown of a £50 repair voucher. There will be an initial run of 50,000 of these vouchers released later today on a first-come, first-served basis. The voucher will cover a standard service and is a pretty good idea but I do wonder where the money will be coming from?

Also announced is for doctors in areas of England with poor health (wherever that may be I don't know) to be encouraged to prescribe cycling, with patients apparently being able to access bicycles through their local surgeries.

Both are good ideas on paper but for me I would put be putting my efforts into making cycling safer and more accessible by improving the cycling infrastructure - more shared and dedicated cycle lanes that incorporate walking routes too.

Stay safe out there people!!


  1. Fully agree about the need for better cycle lanes and walking routes, which are more than just a line painted on the road or a stenciled cycle pictogram.

  2. Agree wholehearted with your views. The infrastructure needs to be in place as a priority. Also grossly unfair in my opinion to place responsibility for this with gp practices who are already struggling to cope.

  3. Agree wholeheartedly. I also think it’s unfair to dump responsibility on gp practices who are already struggling to cope.


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