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(Kent Online)   BoJo's plan to get us cycling again gets off to a rocky start as the website set up to issue free £50 bike repair vouchers crashes within a yoctosecond of going live   (kentonline.co.uk) divider line
    More: Obvious, Bicycle, Prime minister, Traffic, Department for Transport, capacity of cycle repairers, website offering bicycle repair vouchers, Voucher, Luncheon Voucher  
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2020-07-29 12:12:30 PM  
If I've told subby once I've told them a yotta times, don't exaggerate!
 
2020-07-29 7:34:36 PM  

bazbt3: If I've told subby once I've told them a yotta times, don't exaggerate!


Yoc yoc
 
2020-07-29 7:36:55 PM  
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2020-07-29 7:37:12 PM  
Who is "us" subby?

Do we look like bike riding Dutchmen?
 
2020-07-29 7:51:20 PM  
That was the way it was supposed to go...you don't think they actually wanted to give away all that money?
 
2020-07-29 7:53:35 PM  
He's got the trump touch.
 
2020-07-29 7:54:17 PM  
Cycling in a country prone to nearly year-round precipitation in some form. I hope they're prepared for a glut of slippery-wippery wobbly-tobbly cycle-trouncings.

By jove.
 
2020-07-29 8:08:49 PM  
If Boris wants us to use bikes more then he can do something far better.

I love the look of this ebike:
ELECTRIC Fat Tire Bike! | Lectric XP
Youtube xmW_tODoij4

Under $1000, and looks very good. For lots of people this would be great for commuting if you work ten or twenty miles away and want to arrive at work relaxed, not sweating like a pig because you've been cycling hard.
The government wants to cut car use, cut pollution, emissions etc. and this bike would be ideal.

But....

That bike is illegal in the UK.
EU law bans ebikes with motors over 250watt (this bike has a 500w motor), bans throttle use only, so you have to keep on pedalling all the time, and power cuts out at 15 mph.
Hopefully in about four months or so Boris can scrap that law and bring the UK in line with most US states and allow ebikes like this to be road legal. The UK had restrictions on ebikes when they first came out but now that they are far more established it would be great to allow proper ebikes on our streets.
 
2020-07-29 8:41:28 PM  
I'll sale you one for $50.
 
2020-07-29 9:39:42 PM  
Bike shops can run the same scam.

Dollar denominated coupon for 'not enough to do anything' (cannot be combined). What's the labor rate on a bike tech?

Gets the suckers in the door with their uneconomic to fix WalMart bikes. Design life: 20 hours use.
Some of those will turn into sales. More $ than the few flat fixes the techs will actually do for free.

Smart move, garage sales in richer neighborhoods. They spend recreationally, their bike shop bikes rarely see 20 hours use before they upgrade to something more shiny.
 
2020-07-29 10:55:47 PM  
He tried
 
2020-07-30 3:07:09 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: If Boris wants us to use bikes more then he can do something far better.

I love the look of this ebike:
[YouTube video: ELECTRIC Fat Tire Bike! | Lectric XP]
Under $1000, and looks very good. For lots of people this would be great for commuting if you work ten or twenty miles away and want to arrive at work relaxed, not sweating like a pig because you've been cycling hard.
The government wants to cut car use, cut pollution, emissions etc. and this bike would be ideal.

But....

That bike is illegal in the UK.
EU law bans ebikes with motors over 250watt (this bike has a 500w motor), bans throttle use only, so you have to keep on pedalling all the time, and power cuts out at 15 mph.
Hopefully in about four months or so Boris can scrap that law and bring the UK in line with most US states and allow ebikes like this to be road legal. The UK had restrictions on ebikes when they first came out but now that they are far more established it would be great to allow proper ebikes on our streets.


They'll be great for rolling up to the dole office alright
 
2020-07-30 8:03:32 AM  
They introduced a scheme a few years ago about biking to work, where your employer would pay for the bike and you would pay them back interest free and free of tax.

Sounds great, I thought, since my old bike was making more creaky noises than I was, at that point.

Small print?  Even after you have paid it off, your employer still owns the bike.

Some employers i would trust to hand it over in good faith, but not mine, no sir.
 
2020-07-30 11:17:14 AM  
Came here for Bicycle Repairman, leaving amused
 
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