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Bike vouchers for low-income Somerset residents

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Is a low income stopping you from accessing a bicycle? Get a bike voucher worth £100 from Life Cycle UK! Thanks to funding from HPC Community Fund, low-income Somerset residents can get £100 off a quality refurbished bike from our local partners, On Your Bike. A great way to stay healthy and save money on transport, it’s time to get cycling to unlock all the benefits!

Who is it for?

This scheme helps Somerset residents on low incomes to access a quality refurbished bike. To be eligible for this scheme you must be:

You will need to bring a photo ID, proof of address and proof of low income. See below for more details.

How do I apply?

Please check you are eligible before applying. You must be a resident of Somerset who is on a low income. If you qualify for the scheme you must apply via the form at the bottom of this page. Once approved, we will send you your voucher via email. Vouchers must be redeemed by the date stated in the email.

How do I get my bike?

This voucher can be redeemed at an On Your Bike workshop in either Bridgwater or Taunton. Click here to see opening times and addresses.

You must bring:       

  1. A photo ID, such as a driver’s license, a student ID or a passport
  2. Proof of address, such as a driver’s license or a utility bill.

In addition, you may also be asked to prove you fit our low-income criteria (stated above). This can be shown in any format you choose (e.g. Universal Credit statements, payslips…)

What if my bike costs more than £100?

On Your Bike has a wide selection of second-hand bikes for sale in its shops. To ensure your bike is roadworthy and safe, it will be thoroughly serviced before sale, with all worn parts replaced by one of their Cytech-qualified technicians. 

Bikes vary in price so you may need to pay the difference after spending your £100 voucher. However, bicycles start from competitively low prices, so it’s possible to get a bike completely free of charge! Either way, your £100 bike voucher will get you a quality checked and serviced bike that is ready for use, at very little cost. Vouchers are limited so get yours today! 

Apply for a voucher

 

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To be eligible for this scheme you must be a Somerset resident and have a Somerset postcode.

You must be over 16 and on low income (see criteria below).

To be eligible for this scheme you must be on a low income. This means you are: 

  • Actively seeking work or
  • Starting a new job; training course; work placement or apprenticeship
  • Earning less than the living wage (£9.30 per hour).

We reserve the right to request proof of eligibility from anyone who applies under this scheme. 

We do not ask for verification of low income from everyone, however, will conduct random checks on small samples of people who apply for the voucher to check eligiblity. 

If you do not fall under our low income eligibility criteria, but are still unable to afford a bike and would like to apply for a voucher, please complete the statement of need below. 

Otherwise we are unfortunately not able to award vouchers to people not in financial difficulties.

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