Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme ran from 2020-23 to provide more than 80,000 free repairs and maintenance to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it, to get thousands of people across Scotland on their bikes

About the scheme

Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme helped fix flat tyres, loose brakes and clunky gears to get folk pedalling again across the entire country.

Working with bike repair organisations in all 32 local authorities, Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme gave free repair and maintenance work up to the value of £50 for standard bikes and up to £100 for non-standard cycles. Repairs were available at more than 300 locations, with no need for vouchers or pre-registration. Repair organisations received the funding directly and logged the repairs of cycles.

All cycles were included in the scheme including adults’ and children’s bikes, e-bikes and non-standard cycles such as trikes, tandems, cargo bikes and recumbents. Manual wheelchairs could also be repaired through the scheme.


Cycle repairs for those who need it most

  • Free cycle repair and maintenance of 81,841 cycles
  • All cycle types were welcomed
  • Health, wellbeing and economic benefits across Scotland
An illustration showing the impact of the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme in 2022-23, with 57% of people saying they'd swapped car journeys for bike and 81% saying they felt safer and more confident

[SCRS is] a great thing. I would not have got my bike fixed otherwise as it was [too] expensive. Since it’s been fixed it’s made me realise how much fun it is to ride a bike and
how I can use it instead of taking the car

W, Highland, 2022-23

Since the pandemic […] I deliberately didn’t get a service for my bike which is essential for my everyday use because I couldn’t justify the cost. I never even get the bus because I need to save money. This has made a huge difference to my peace of mind. Thank you

J, cost was a barrier to getting bike serviced before SCRS, 2021-22


The scheme was funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Cycling UK.


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