ATG Training Four appointments have been made at the Aylesbury Training Group, boosting training capacity and shortening waiting lists.
First of all, James Burley joins the team in Manchester from Chester’s Specialized Concept store. He said: “I started out hitting BMX bikes with assorted hammers. Then I got lucky and landed a job at Mud Dock Cycleworks in Bristol. I worked there for nine years as a mechanic then part-time wrenching in assorted bike shops in and around Bristol (John’s Bikes of Bath, Argos Racing Cycles and Bristol Bicycle Workshop) while retaining a side line in illustration.”
Iain Young has joined after gaining extensive technical specification and account management experience with Jaguar and Ericsson. He is a BBC- trained producer and technician, working on the likes of the latest Harry Potter films. Young is also a BC crew member working on the Tour of Britain and UCI World Cup at Dalby Forest.
Mat Clark also joins from Fisher Outdoor Leisure. Clark said: “I started out in sales and then moved into warranty and worked on many projects within this role, helping to bring the department up to an industry-leading standard.”
Finally, Sean Dowden will be augmenting the London team. He said: “Being involved with the London Cycle Hire Scheme from day one has been challenging and rewarding. Having been on the retail side of the cycle trade for almost 18 years, I found that joining the team at ATG has refreshed my enthusiasm.”