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Cytech training provider Spokes People to deliver workshops at National Cycling Show 2023, opening this Saturday 17th June

Posted on in Cycles News, Outdoor News

Lee & Darren from Spokes People, one of Cytech's UK training providers, are attending the National Cycling Show this weekend and will be delivering various workshops and sessions for both experienced cyclists and first time tyre changes at The Bike Clinic, new to the show this year.

The clinic is your first stop for mechanical instruction and advice, with some sessions taking the form of hands on workshops with others featuring seminars, brand-specific demos and ask-anything sessions with professional cyclists, trainers and mechanics.

Schedule of sessions on both Saturday and Sunday:

  • 10:30 - 11:00: Emergency on the road fixes - learn how to identify and diagnose different types of punctures, how to remove and install a tire, how to use a tire lever, and how to properly inflate a tire.
  • 11:30 - 12:00: An introduction to Wheel Truing - providing you with the essential skills needed to true your wheels and keep your bike running smoothly.
  • 12:30 - 13:00: Intermediate wheel truing - learn how to identify and address complex wheel problems, such as spoke tension imbalances, lateral and radial runout, and centering.
  • 14:00 - 14:30: Gear set up 101 - Learn how to identify common gear issues, such as slipping or skipping gears, and how to properly adjust cable tension, limit screws, and derailleur position to fix them.

 

Come visit Spokes People & Cytech on stand C74

Spokes People stand

The team from Cytech will be joining Lee & Darren at the show on both days on the Spokes People stand C74.

The team will be on hand to talk about all the Cytech training courses they offer, which course is best suited for you as well as answering any technical maintenance questions you may have.

Learning bicycle mechanics isn't just for personal use either, it can lead to rewarding mechanic careers within the cycles industry as well. Cycle mechanics build, repair and service all kinds of bikes, with excellent cash incentives and career prospects to travel and work all over the globe - speak to us at the show to find out more.

 

Learn more about careers in the industry

 

On top of this there will also be an opportunity to win a Cytech home mechanic course with a 'Guess the weight of the inner tube ball' competition! To win you will simply need to visit the stand and take a guess to be in with a chance of winning.

 

Start your Cytech journey with £50 off Cytech Theory One

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Cytech courses encompass the basics of cycle mechanics right through to dealing with the most advanced and high-tech components and parts, demonstrating competency and commitment to continued development and improvement.

Getting qualified to a minimum of Cytech theory one is key for every cycle trade employee, no matter what their role within in the business.

Alongside the show we're offering £50 off our Theory one course, just use the code NCS on the payment review stage. Expires 30/06/2023.

 

Save £50 on Theory one now

 

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