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Rediscovery Centre Opens First Cytech Training Facility in Ireland

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Rediscovery CentreDublin, Ireland: The Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland, today announced its partnership with Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians.

Through this partnership the Rediscovery Centre will provide Cytech’s world-class training and accreditation scheme to current and aspiring bicycle technicians within the Irish Market.

“The Rediscovery Centre is thrilled to partner with Cytech to provide their internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians.
With increased focus on the promotion of active travel, it is vital that we have a skilled workforce to maintain the bicycles on our roads, and make the most of the resources we already have available to us. This partnership will enable Rediscovery Centre to continue to exemplify excellence and best practice in bike reconditioning and in the delivery of accredited training for bicycle technicians.” says Sarah Miller, Chief Executive of the Rediscovery Centre.

The Rediscovery Centre is now one of only seven high-end Cytech training providers around the world. They join prestigious training companies from Australia, South Africa, Canada, Scotland and England, and are extremely proud to be bringing this offering to Ireland.

ACT logoJonathan Harrison, on behalf of the Association of Cycling Traders (ACT) said “Opening a dedicated training centre in Ireland is a crucial step for Cytech in the European market and finding the right partner was key. We feel that our new partnership with the Rediscovery Centre is the perfect fit and we’re looking forward to working together to continue developing Cytech in Ireland, Europe and internationally. We’re extremely pleased to be able to offer the Irish bike trade Cytech courses in Ireland which we know will be welcome news.

Rediscovery Centre’s environmental ethos is particularly relevant today in a world where resources are becoming more scarce and we believe our relationship with them will help create a strong workforce of bicycle technicians with the skills to future proof the industry.

Cytech courses and raising the standards of bicycle mechanics worldwide provides the best way to deliver cycle mechanics qualifications within the industry.”

Since being developed over 30 years ago, over 25,000 Cytech technical training courses have been delivered to candidates including staff working for some of the world's leading bicycle distributors. Cytech courses encompass the basics of cycle mechanics right through to dealing with the most advanced and high-tech components and parts.

Rediscovery Centre workshop

 

Mark Dunn, Programme Manager of Rediscover Cycling at the Rediscovery Centre speaking about the recent development said “We’re thrilled to be joining the Cytech provider network and be part of such a major event in the Irish bicycle industry. Cytech qualifications have long been seen as the premium training standard, and will now be far more accessible to candidates in Ireland. The Rediscovery Centre has a wealth of experience in delivering workshops and reskilling trainees, and will now offer accredited training to further push the quality of our output, and that of the Irish bicycle industry as a whole.”

The Rediscovery Centre workshop is due to open for practical training on the 25th April 2024. The Cytech journey begins with Theory one online; to celebrate the new location and until the end of May, Cytech are offering €50 off the new Ireland Theory one online course which can be completed online and in your own time, to get you started with your journey.

€50 off Theory one online with the code DUBLIN

The Theory one distance learning course precedes the Technical one practical course and the two together combine to give you the full Cytech Technical one qualification. For more information head over to the Theory one website: cytechtheoryone.ie and to access the discount just use the promo code DUBLIN at the payment review page. Offer expires 31/05/2024.

For the practical Cytech courses that follow Theory one spaces are limited - book now to avoid disappointment or get in contact to be added to the waiting list for future courses.

To find out what courses are available and when please see the calendar page. Or for more details, please contact the Rediscovery Centre Cytech training Ireland team on +353 1 893 3801 or e-mail: bikes@rediscoverycentre.ie

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