Specialized Bicycle Components Canada announced on Wednesday that internationally-recognised trade course Cytech is now available in Canada.
With training centers in the UK, South Africa, Australia, Cytech technical training and accreditation will now be offered to all Canadian bicycle retail outlets, whether or not they are affiliated with the Specialized brand.
Cytech encompasses a wide range of experience levels, from the basics of cycle mechanics to dealing with advanced components and parts, and is also available in an interactive distance learning format.
The UK has forged the way with respect to establishing an official qualification for bicycle mechanics – Cytech is owned by the UK cycle industry via the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT). Over the last 25 years, it has reportedly delivered over 11,000 technical courses to cycle mechanics and enthusiasts worldwide.