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18 Jul 2024

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy is to exhibit at the GT Malverns Classic Mountain Bike Festival 2024, an event often described as the “Glastonbury of mountain...

15 Jul 2024

The cycling industry is “ripe” for smart investment, and a renewed wave of merger and acquisition deals, as it looks ahead to a profitable 2025 and “significant” medium...

15 Jul 2024

The Independent has published its list of the best electric bikes of 2024 after testing a series of folding, hybrid and city e-bikes.

15 Jul 2024

Community groups and other not-for-profit organisations in Greater Manchester can now apply for funding to set up their own bike library.

15 Jul 2024

Andrew Goodacre, CEO of ACT parent company Bira -the British Independent Retailers Association – has met with the new Secretary of State for Business and Trade Jonathan Reynolds and...

15 Jul 2024

The London Cycling Campaign has teamed up with Lime and Loud Mobility to launch a new £100,000 ‘Share the Joy’ fund to increase cycling within...

8 Jul 2024

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2 Jul 2024

We recently reported that a £1 billion damages claim had been filed against Amazon on behalf of retailers selling on Amazon’s UK marketplace for illegally misusing their data and...

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.

1 Jul 2024

ACT member e-Velo is to open a new store in the Royal Arcade in Norwich in July, selling a range of e-bikes from some of Europe's top brands.

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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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