Help with the cost of a bike
To help more people in Scotland choose cycling instead of the car for shorter journeys, the Scottish Government has made funding available.
Available Funding in Scotland
The interest-free eBike loan is repaid over 4 years and entitles households to:
- Two ebikes to the value of £3000 each
- One family cargo or ecargo bike to the value of £6000
- One adapted cycle (value assessed on a case-by-case basis)
You could also ask your work if they offer a tax-free Cycle to Work Scheme to help with the cost of buying a bike. This can cut the cost by up to 40%. If your work doesn’t already offer it, you could encourage them to sign up!
Or you’ll find plenty second-hand for sale online or even for free at Freecycle. Scotland Cycle Repair also provide free repairs and maintenance for those who otherwise couldn’t afford it.
THAT'S HOW MUCH THE CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME CAN CUT THE COST OF BUYING A BIKE
To apply for an eBike loan, contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or visit www.homeenergyscotland.org
Making the most of your walk
Choosing to walk instead of taking the car for shorter journeys helps cut carbon emissions, reduces congestion and pollution.
Getting started with cycling
We’ve seen huge changes in the way we travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Reducing your car journeys
By rethinking how you use your car and reducing the number of daily journeys you take, you can help make Scotland a healthier, fairer, greener place to live.
TAKE ACTION STARTING NOW
To achieve net zero by 2045, we must take action now. Start here to find ways that you can make changes in your life at home and on the go.