Halfords launches government's bike repair vouchers
Source: Mintel 28-07-2020

UK 28-07-2020

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British retailer Halfords announced that the UK government’s delayed £25 million bike repair scheme has just been launched. According to the group, customers will be able to use £50 vouchers towards the cost of fixing their bikes, which should encourage them to cycle.

Up to half a million of the vouchers to help the public “drag bikes out of retirement” were initially due to be issued from June but had to wait until maintenance shops could handle the expected spike in demand. The main goal of the initiative is to help relieve pressure on public transport, improve public health and reduce the “hidden killer” of air pollution.