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15 Apr 2024

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...

12 Apr 2024

Just two weeks remain for the UK cycle industry to have its say on the current Government consultation to double the permissible power of e-bikes, and to remove the need for pedalling.

10 Apr 2024

Award-winning cycling business Spokes Bikes has added a new shop in Greenock to existing shop in Bridge of Weir.

9 Apr 2024

Communities across England are to be given access to £101 million of government funding for high-quality walking and cycling routes, improving the quality of local public engagement for...

9 Apr 2024

The founders of a Wirral bike recycling scheme have opened a hub across the River Mersey as part of a campaign to encourage more people into cycling.

8 Apr 2024

 A new video from the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) launched ahead of the mayoral election on May 2 urges followers to “make sure London’s next Mayor knows just how much we all...

8 Apr 2024

A new study has suggested that cities need to take into account the rapid growth and serious potential of electric bikes in moving people.

8 Apr 2024

A new study conducted by the Department of Industrial Engineering, Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing, says a bike’s cost and the income of the buyer play the biggest...

3 Apr 2024

The Association of Cycle Traders is urging cycle retailers to register their opposition to proposed government changes to e-bike regulations before the consultation closes on April...

2 Apr 2024

Walsall's cycling community has been celebrating a family-owned business which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

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Activate Cycle Academy welcomes British Cycling to Cytech technical one training course

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British Cycling at Cytech trainingCytech partner Activate Cycle Academy, the largest of Cytech’s UK training providers, recently welcomed a cohort of British Cycling coaches into its Stafford workshop, which included Team GB’s most decorated Olympian, Sir Jason Kenny.

Over the years, Activate Cycle Academy has regularly trained British Cycling mechanics and even had groups of their team riders attend its courses. This time around, it was the turn of their coaching team. For British Cycling, it’s very important for their coaches to be professionally trained and accredited in cycle maintenance in addition to their normal coaching role.

The group attended a Cytech technical one course as part of their coaching remit. This enables them to deal with minor mechanical issues, arming them with the skills to carry out quick basic repairs when out with their respective racing teams or on training camps - it’s all about keeping the wheels and pedals turning smoothly, so the athletes can focus on their training and development.

Activate Cycle Academy’s Stafford workshop trainer, Mike Whitworth, worked with the cohort to make sure the course content covered all the different types of bikes being used for racing – road, mountain bike, track and adaptive bikes for their para cycling teams -as they make preparations for this Summer’s Olympic Games in Paris.

More information about Cytech and their courses can be found here.

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