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Cytech training provider Spokes People to deliver workshops at National Cycling Show 2024, opening next Saturday 15th 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 next weekend and will be delivering various workshops and sessions for both experienced cyclists and first time tyre changers at the second edition of The Bike Clinic.

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 - 11:15: Emergency on the road fixes - learn the essential skills needed to handle any unexpected problems you may encounter on a ride. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, this workshop is great for anyone who wants to become more self-sufficient on the road.
  • 11:45 - 12:30: Q&A with a UCI World Cup Mechanic – Bike mechanics Q&A - Join us for a Q&A session with our expert bike mechanics. Get insights into the world of professional cycling maintenance, learn about the intricacies of bike tuning, and discover the behind-the-scenes of your local bike-shop and the action of keeping top athletes’ bikes in top condition.
  • 13:30 - 14:15: Preparing your bike for a long-distance/adventure ride - Hear about the essential steps and considerations for preparing your bike for a long-distance or multi-day ride. We covered topics such as inspecting and maintaining the bike’s components, ensuring proper tire pressure, packing essential repair tools and spare parts, and optimizing bike fit for comfort during long rides.
  • 14:45 - 15:15: Gear alignment demo - During this hands-on workshop, you will 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. You will also learn how to diagnose more complex gear issues, such as bent derailleur hangers, and how to replace damaged parts.


Come visit Spokes People & Cytech on stand D74

Spokes People stand

The team from Cytech will be joining Lee & Darren at the show on both days on the Spokes People stand D74.

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.

Save 15% on Cytech practical courses at Spokes People with the code 'OFFER'

Code to be used on the payment review page. Expires 16/07/2024.

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 either the course or £300 towards another course with Spokes People.


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 30/06/2024.


Save £50 on Theory one now


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