Cycle Systems Academy introduces fresh courses and funding options

Advanced groupset and Di2 modules introduced alongside advanced suspension and hydraulics tutorials
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London-based Cycle Systems Academy has today announced a number of exciting new courses and funding streams in partnership with Havering College.

High-end groupset maintenance, including working with Shimano's Di2 electronic system, will fall under a new Level Three course, which also includes working with hydraulic brakes and suspension systems to an advanced level.

The new level two and three courses are broken down as follows:

The new level 2 course covers:
Working safely in a cycle maintenance environment
British Standards relating to the sale of new bicycles
Understanding customer service requirements
Frame and fork technology and headsets
Principles of gear systems
Principles of braking Systems
Principles of cycle hubs, wheels, tubes and tyres
Wheel lacing
Wheel tensioning and truing
Stripping and rebuilding a geared bike and Pre Delivery Inspection

Dates for this ten-day course are ongoing throughout 2011.

The new level 3 course covers:
Working in a maintenance environment (advanced)
Understanding customer service requirements (advanced)
Principles of people management
Principles of cycle hydraulic braking systems
Principles of cycle fork suspension systems
Principles of full suspension cycle systems
Principles of complex cycle wheel systems and advanced wheel building
Road bike advanced groupset set up and repair- including Campagnolo, Sram, Shimano and Shimano Di2.

This new Level Three course starts in June and is then ongoing.

These new ten-day courses are also joined by a new Hub Gear and Brake two-day course, sponsored by Sturney Archer. The cost for this two-day course is £200 plus VAT, with dates available in July and November.

There is currently up to 100 per cent funding available for both VRQ training that takes place at the Academy in London and for full apprenticeship schemes, including an advanced modern apprenticeship scheme at Level Three.

Director, Sean Lally explains: ‘’We are committed to providing the very best cycle maintenance training to both consumers and trade alike. These new courses with our partners at Havering College ensure that anyone looking to train as a cycle mechanic or simply to gain a better understanding of their bikes, is able to find all they need right here at Cycle Systems Academy.

‘’With up to 100 per cent funding also being available, there’s never been a better time to train you or your staff up to gain a competitive advantage in the market place’.’

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