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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 sees record number of bike shops and customers across UK

This year’s Local Bike Shop Day was the “most successful date yet”, with a record number of bike shops and customers celebrating across the UK, organisers have said. The number of bike shops registered on the Local Bike Shop Day website rose by 77%. During the day, the hashtag #supportyourlocalbikeshop had …

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Activate Cycle Academy’s new Cytech training facility opens

The new cycle mechanics training facility at Merrist Wood College in Guildford has opened, with courses being delivered from today. The new workshop, managed by Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA), will deliver cycle maintenance training to the bicycle trade across the South of England. Matt Grant, sales and …

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ACA sees first sign up to new bike mechanics apprenticeship

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) has seen the first sign up to the new apprenticeship in bicycle mechanics by ACA operations manager Suzanne Read. The new apprenticeship standard was developed by a group of cycle industry employers, including representatives from cycle shops, bike hire companies, industry suppliers and …

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Activate Cycle Academy to deliver new apprenticeship standard for bike mechanics

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (formerly ATG Training) will begin delivering the new apprenticeship standard for bicycle mechanics. As part of the recent Government announcement, businesses will be given £2,000 for each new apprentice they hire under the age of 25, which is in addition to the existing £1,000 …

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Cytech’s training centres to re-open in June

After two months of inactivity within the Cytech workshop training facilities, training providers Activate Cycle Academy, PJCS and South Africa’s Torq Zone Academy are re-opening in June following respective Government announcements and guidelines. Cycling has played a significant part in many people’s lives during the lockdown period, with a large …

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ACT appeals for technicians free to take on bike building work

The ACT is appealing for technicians that are free to take on bike building work. Cytech and the ACT estimate that there are up to 20,000 bicycles awaiting delivery and building, which are either already sold or committed to by consumers in the UK. The sudden demand from essential workers …

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‘The Fastest Wrench’ competition returns for London Bike Show 2020

The Fastest Wrench competition is returning for the London Bike Show 2020, putting competitors’ bike mechanic efficiency to the test. It will run at the Cytech Workshop located at stand LB910, where expert mechanics will also be on hand to answer any technical queries. Competing against the clock, entrants need …

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Women in trade: Lucy Elsdon, Bay Cycles

Rebecca Morley got in touch with five women from different areas of the trade to find out how they got into the industry, what their experiences have been and what more could be done

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