Glasgow-based cycling charity Bike for Good to open Cytech training center – Business

Glasgow-based cycling charity and social enterprise Bike for Good has announced its partnership with Cytech.

Through this partnership, Bike for Good will provide Cytech’s training and accreditation program to current and aspiring bike technicians from Scotland and beyond.

Gregory Kinsman-Chauvet, Founder and Head of Cycling Enthusiasts (CEO) of Bike for Good, said: “We are honored to bring internationally recognized Cytech training to Scotland. With the Scottish Government’s significant increases in funding for active travel, our partnership with Cytech and the ACT comes at a crucial time.

“We believe that teaching quality mechanical skills to communities helps us achieve our vision of a healthy and inclusive environment where all members of the community benefit as more people ride bicycles,”

Bike for Good is now one of only six premium Cytech training providers in the world. He joins training companies in Australia, South Africa, Canada and England.

Jonathan Harrison, on behalf of the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), said: “Opening a dedicated training center in Scotland is a crucial step for Cytech in the UK and finding the right partner was essential. We believe our new partnership with Bike For Good is a perfect fit and look forward to working together to continue to grow Cytech in Scotland, the UK and internationally.

“We are extremely happy to be able to offer Cytech courses to the Scottish bike trade closer to home, which we know will be good news.

“Bike For Good joins a strong, high-quality training network providing partners delivering Cytech courses and raising the standards of bicycle mechanics around the world, offering the best way to gain qualifications in cycle mechanics within industry.”

Owned and managed by the ACT on behalf of the UK cycle industry, since its inception over 30 years ago over 21,000 Cytech technical training courses have been delivered to candidates. The courses cover the basics of cycle mechanics up to the management of the most advanced and high-tech components and parts.

Neil Logan, Training Academy Manager at Bike for Good, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as the delivery partner for Cytech training in Scotland. We have built a broad base of excellent Accredited Bike Technician Training delivery experience. The quality and standard of our approach allow us today to deliver training at an internationally recognized level.

“Cytech is recognized as the industry standard and Bike for Good has been recognized as the only delivery partner in Scotland. Our roots are in helping people develop the skills needed to enter cycling and our ambition is for everyone to benefit from Cytech’s world-class training.

For more details, contact the Bike for Good Cytech training Scotland team on +44 141 248 5409 or email [email protected]

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Bike for Good is offering 30% off Theory one course when booked as part of a Technical one package.

– First Theory – £105 (was £150) can be completed online and at your own pace
– Technical – £450 for the 2 day practical course in Glasgow

More details here.

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