How to claim £50 for repairs!

Mike Sales
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How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby Mike Sales » 22 Jun 2020, 5:25pm

In order to participate in the scheme, bike repairers are required to meet certain criteria, including carrying £2 million in public liability insurance.



Full terms and conditions can be found when registering for the scheme, which is done through the Energy Saving Trust website, and which set out what are and are not considered as “eligible repairs,” as follows:

“Eligible Repairs” means repairs that are:

necessary to make cycles roadworthy and fit for purpose; and

carried out on premises in England.

Eligible Repairs may include:

repairing or replacing tyres, tubes, wheels and related components;

adjusting, repairing or replacing braking system components;

adjusting, repairing or replacing transmission system components;

repairing or replacing other essential components which prevent safe use of the cycle e.g. deteriorated grips or saddle;

repairing or replacement of components for permanently fitted lighting systems.

The following repairs are not Eligible Repairs:

a sale of replacement parts without any repair work.

replacement or upgrade of existing safe and roadworthy components;

replacement or repair of removeable lighting accessories.

The terms and conditions also stipulate that the customer, having sourced a registered bike mechanic through the Energy Saving Trust website, will need to provide proof of address matching the voucher details both when they drop the bike off for repair and when they collect it.

When claiming on the voucher, the repairer is also required to ensure that is accompanied by a photo of the bike that has been repaired under that voucher and which must “be a photo of the whole cycle, including frame and wheels, be clear and unobstructed [and] correspond with the description of the bike provided on the voucher details.”


https://road.cc/content/news/details-emerge-governments-fix-your-bike-vouchers-274765#block-node-comment-block-node-comments

I don't think I will bother.

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby [XAP]Bob » 22 Jun 2020, 6:00pm

Mike Sales wrote:I don't think I will bother.

Good - it isn't for you, it's for big businesses... you're not going to pay a minister for their election next time are you.


OR:

Good, it's not for you, it's for people who have dug a bike out of the back of the garage.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby Mike Sales » 22 Jun 2020, 6:07pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:I don't think I will bother.

Good - it isn't for you, it's for big businesses... you're not going to pay a minister for their election next time are you.


OR:

Good, it's not for you, it's for people who have dug a bike out of the back of the garage.


I cannot see much money being paid out, which is no doubt the idea.
I think very few bikes will be dug out.
I think it was to make a day's soundbite, without costing very much.

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby mercalia » 23 Jun 2020, 12:30pm

Mike Sales wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:I don't think I will bother.

Good - it isn't for you, it's for big businesses... you're not going to pay a minister for their election next time are you.


OR:

Good, it's not for you, it's for people who have dug a bike out of the back of the garage.


I cannot see much money being paid out, which is no doubt the idea.
I think very few bikes will be dug out.
I think it was to make a day's soundbite, without costing very much.


gimick

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby [XAP]Bob » 23 Jun 2020, 2:08pm

Mike Sales wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:I don't think I will bother.

Good - it isn't for you, it's for big businesses... you're not going to pay a minister for their election next time are you.


OR:

Good, it's not for you, it's for people who have dug a bike out of the back of the garage.


I cannot see much money being paid out, which is no doubt the idea.
I think very few bikes will be dug out.
I think it was to make a day's soundbite, without costing very much.



I might get one of the old bikes out and get some new brake cables fitted. Of course I'll have to have someone else take it to the shop, then leave it in the garage for three days when it gets back... Might be cheaper just to buy a couple of metres of outers...
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby John Holiday » 23 Jun 2020, 4:33pm

Was going to ask what people thought of the scheme and whether would participate.
All the responses look a bit cynical, but guess the scheme is aimed at people who don't regularly ride bikes.

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby AndyK » 23 Jun 2020, 5:10pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:Good - it isn't for you, it's for big businesses... you're not going to pay a minister for their election next time are you.


OR:

Good, it's not for you, it's for people who have dug a bike out of the back of the garage.


I cannot see much money being paid out, which is no doubt the idea.
I think very few bikes will be dug out.
I think it was to make a day's soundbite, without costing very much.



I might get one of the old bikes out and get some new brake cables fitted. Of course I'll have to have someone else take it to the shop, then leave it in the garage for three days when it gets back... Might be cheaper just to buy a couple of metres of outers...


If you know what outers are and what to do with them, the scheme isn't for you either. :-)

Seriously it's supposed to encourage non-cyclists to dig out their dusty old bikes and give cycling a go again, so it's not aimed at anyone who frequents this forum regularly. (Well, apart from the ones who run bike shops or work in them.) All the conditions are basically a long-winded way of saying "Don't take the mickey."

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby [XAP]Bob » 25 Jun 2020, 9:07am

Exactly - that’s what my first post said (well, that and the cynical).

Although the bike I have in mi d is headed to a household that wouldn’t know what outers are, so it’s actually pretty close to the desired use case. But I can’t access it anyway.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby merseymouth » 25 Jun 2020, 9:19am

Hi All, I've got a 1950's WG Twiddle machine that needs a bit of TLC to get it running sweetly, but may not be achievable with just £50 off HMG?
Just a few components needed, rims, nice S-A hub, Williams chain-set, period bars & stem, right brakes, but I do have a few bits :lol:
Twiddle's are quite rare, one of the numerous Liverpool frame builders, I'll get there. TTFN MM

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby Bonefishblues » 25 Jun 2020, 10:02am

merseymouth wrote:Hi All, I've got a 1950's WG Twiddle machine that needs a bit of TLC to get it running sweetly, but may not be achievable with just £50 off HMG?
Just a few components needed, rims, nice S-A hub, Williams chain-set, period bars & stem, right brakes, but I do have a few bits :lol:
Twiddle's are quite rare, one of the numerous Liverpool frame builders, I'll get there. TTFN MM

Nice, and rather apt name :)

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby briansnail » 25 Jun 2020, 3:36pm

Thanks for this very helpful .Please let us all know when the voucher scheme is fully operational as it will benefit a lot of us.

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby hemo » 25 Jun 2020, 11:45pm

I can't see many getting any bike work /repairs done for £50.

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby Jdsk » 26 Jun 2020, 12:18am

Businesses can now register interest:
https://fixyourbikevoucherscheme.est.org.uk

"The scheme is not yet open to the public. If you’ve got an old cycle that needs repairing, you can check back shortly to apply for a voucher."

Jonathan

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby [XAP]Bob » 27 Jun 2020, 2:17pm

hemo wrote:I can't see many getting any bike work /repairs done for £50.


I can see a fair few bikes getting out of a shed and having new cheap tyres/inners and a bit of wd40/gt85 on the chain. Maybe replace a brake cable or two.

That's what it's designed for, and it could have been used to do that really well.. it is of course so woefully late that it won't actually help anyone... unless...

What if this was a permanent scheme. "Bike in the back of the shed needs a once over" style funding.
Limit it to once every few years and it's an incredibly cheap way to enable more people to get that old bike out and realise that it is useful.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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Re: How to claim £50 for repairs!

Postby simonineaston » 29 Jul 2020, 8:58am

9 o'clock Wednesday morning... s'pose it's better than last night's 404!
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Doh!
ttfn, Simon in Easton
(currently enjoying a Moulton TSR & a nano Brompton...)