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Cyclists can apply for £50 vouchers towards the cost of repairing a bike after a fourth batch was released by the Government.

Here are 10 key questions about the Government’s Fix Your Bike scheme.

– What is it?

As part of measures…

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Cyclists can apply for GBP50 vouchers towards the cost of repairing a bike after a fourth batch was released by the Government.

Here are 10 key questions about the Government's Fix Your Bike scheme.

- What is it?

As part of measures to encourage cycling during the coronavirus pandemic, the Government is offering people in England GBP50 vouchers to be used towards the cost of repairing an unused bike "gathering dust at home".

- How do I get a voucher?

Vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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- How many are there?

The 150,000 released on Tuesday was the fourth batch, bringing the total to 400,000.

Up to half a million vouchers are due to be made available before the scheme closes.

- What happened when the scheme launched?

The first batch of vouchers was released in July 2020, but the website soon crashed.

People attempting to log on were told: "Due to extreme volumes of traffic this resource has been temporarily paused."

- Once I've got hold of a voucher, how do I use it?

Find a repair shop participating in the scheme and book your bike in for a check-up.

- What do the vouchers cover?

They can be used towards the cost of making a bike safe for use on public roads.

Upgrading roadworthy parts or buying removable accessories such as lights or helmets is not included.

- How far will GBP50 stretch?

The voucher will normally cover the cost of a standard service and replacement of a basic component such as an inner tube or cable.

- What happens if my bike needs several or more expensive new parts?

Cyclists will need to cover costs in excess of GBP50.

- Is there a limit on how many vouchers I can get?

Only one voucher can be claimed per person.

- What happens when the vouchers run out?

Further Department for Transport funding enables charity Cycling UK to organise free maintenance and repair sessions across England through its Dr Bike scheme.