For those looking for pointers on the maturity of the UK's e-bike market, it might be pertinent to note Raleigh's latest Cycle Electric Training Academy sessions have sold out within a week.
Following up the first Cyclelife e-bike academy last year, these latest ones are centring on the Bosch system, designed to give cycle dealers the technical knowledge needed to cater for the burgeoning e-bike market.
A further sixty electric bike shops from around the country are gathering at Raleigh’s distribution centre in Nottingham for a technical training course from Bosch, one of the leading electric bike system providers. This brings the total number of dealers to undergo the Bosch training at Raleigh to one hundred and fifty.
The e-bike workshop was designed for UK electric bike dealers who want to be certified and ready to manage all technical and service matters and offers:
- Expert training and advice from product specialists
- An in-depth introduction to the new Raleigh, Haibike and Koga e-bike ranges
- Certification in servicing the Bosch system used on Raleigh’s e-bike brands
- Comprehensive sales and service training
- Account set up for 2015 supply and service support including diagnostic software
- Confirmation of 2015 stockist support agreements from Raleigh, including retail and event support.
Raleigh will be running further training courses on Bosch, Yamaha, Tranz X and ION systems in 2015 for Raleigh ebike and Haibike stockists – dates to be confirmed. Stockists should register their interest in attending future training courses by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Dealers interested in becoming Raleigh ebike and/or Haibike stockists should contact their Account Manager.
BikeBiz tagged along to the first Academy sessions last year, read the report in our December digital edition.