Bicycles: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of the Government's bicycle repair voucher scheme to people without access to a computer.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government is committed to ensuring that its online services are accessible to all citizens, and that an appropriate alternative channel is available where citizens are not online. Internet access was required to access the initial tranche of Fix Your Bike vouchers, but the Department will consider whether it might be possible to distribute some vouchers in other ways in future tranches. The Department has also provided funding for “pop-up” bike maintenance sessions around the country as part of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival programme. Members of the public can drop into these sessions and receive basic repairs to their cycles free of charge.

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