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8 Jul 2024

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2 Jul 2024

In the first of an occasional series of features, we are delighted to introduce you to Ross, an expert trainer in Glasgow, and one of the most recent trainers to join the Cytech family.

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Bicycle manufacturers say they are optimistic about the bike industry’s growth prospects, anticipating a boost in sales – supported by a ‘positive impulse’ from the...

1 Jul 2024

Although London has some of the best cycling infrastructure in the UK it continues to lag behind European cities including The Hague and Paris, according to a new global survey.

1 Jul 2024

ACT partner V12 Retail Finance has been announced as the sponsor for the Retailers Category at the BikeBiz Awards 2024, in association with Push.

1 Jul 2024

Consumer confidence is up in the UK for the third month in a row, according to GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index.

24 Jun 2024

A cycle shop owner has criticised the police’s “abject apathy” towards bike theft after thieves attempted to break into his store for the second time in a year, on the same...

19 Jun 2024

Cytech-partner Activate Cycle Academy, which has specialist cycle maintenance training centres in Oxford, Guildford, Stafford and Darlington, will be exhibiting at this weekend’s York...

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Bike for Good’s improved Cytech traineeship for women and non-binary people proving successful

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A new and improved traineeship programme for women and non-binary people being implemented by  Bike for Good, which delivers Cytech training in Scotland, is proving successful.

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In addition to the new traineeship Bike for Good has continued to double its offering of women and non-binary Fix Your Own Bike sessions. The traineeship is an ongoing, evolving project that allows the trainees to feel part of the wider Bike for Good community. All five trainees have successfully completed an intensive two-week training course giving them the skills to complete Cytech level 1 & 2 assessments.

All five trainees are now volunteering with Bike for Good in various activities including helping at Dr Bikes for Bike for Good and its sister company Motion Forward. They are also working and developing their knowledge and skills in the training and volunteer department as well as continuing to assist with the delivery of the women and non-binary programme of events, such as Fix Your Own Bike sessions on the first and third Saturday of the month. The volunteers have also been helping to build new bikes out of boxes for a new project, Switch Up, which is about leasing bikes on a month-by-month basis via a subscription. These tasks can only help develop the trainees and get their skills up.

One trainee is taking the knowledge learned from the trainee mechanic volunteering role with Bike for Good back to the NHS Hub where she will maintain their fleet of bikes. This fleet of bikes is used to deliver mental and physical health benefits to long term patients from Leverndale Hospital.

Bike for Good is one of many organisations working hard to do away with these hierarchies and barriers.  Bike for Good is currently the only training provider of the industry standard Cytech training in Scotland. This scheme has been facilitated by Bike for Good mechanics using the dedicated training space at its South hub, and the Cytech training space at its West hub in Glasgow.

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