The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme, which offers free repairs of up to £50 per person, has made a return thanks to Cycling UK and Transport Scotland.
The scheme aims to encourage people to get old bikes out of storage and back in use, as well as keeping well-used bikes pedalling smoothly and safely.
Cycling UK is working with bike shops across Scotland to provide 30,000 free repairs and maintenance, funded by the Scottish Government through Transport Scotland. Over 262 bike shops are already signed up to the scheme, with more expected to join in the coming weeks.
All cycles are welcome in the scheme, including adult’s and children’s bikes, e-bikes and non-standard cycles such as trikes, tandems, cargo bikes and recumbents. People who use manual wheelchairs are also eligible to access free repairs.
Anyone wishing to take advantage of the scheme just needs to contact their nearest participating bike shop or mechanic and get your repair booked in. Remember to tell them you want to make a booking under the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme.
The scheme was first launched in August 2020 and has so far provided over 50,000 free repairs carried out by 310 cycle repair providers across Scotland.