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Just a Card Indie Week is here and it's not too late to get involved!

25 Nov 2021

An antidote to the fast-purchase culture of Black Friday, Just a Card – Indie Week is your chance to shine, your opportunity to celebrate and share your work, stories and communities,... Read more…

How fraudsters are exploiting customers using popular BNPL service providers

23 Nov 2021

Improperly regulatedBuy Now Pay Later services aren't just growing in popularity among consumers, they're also proving to be a hit with criminals.
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Download the ShopKind Christmas assets now

22 Nov 2021

All retailers are encouraged to download the print and social media ShopKind campaign materials and use them in stores.
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Still have Fix Your Bike vouchers to redeem? Let the DfT know

22 Nov 2021

The deadline for completing all repairs as part of the Fix Your Bike scheme has now passed but it's not too late to ask for an extension.

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Save the date Just a Card Indie Week 2021 22-26 November

18 Nov 2021

An antidote to the fast-purchase culture of Black Friday, Just a Card – Indie Week is your chance to shine, your opportunity to celebrate and share your work, stories and communities,... Read more…

New service brings ACT members up to 20% off IT equipment and free access to tech advice

18 Nov 2021

Technologyhas important effects on business operations. The ACT has partnered withDell to assist businesses in attaining quality up-to-date IT equipment and access specialist advice to... Read more…

Scotland commits to transport decarbonisation

15 Nov 2021

The ScottishGovernment has signed an international pledge as part of the COP26 conference, committing to accelerate the transition to 100% zero emission vehicles.
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Scotland to ban single use plastics from June 2022

15 Nov 2021

The Scottish Government has laid legislation to introduce a ban on certain single use plastic items from 1st June 2022.
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Consultation launched to bring BNPL providers under regulation

11 Nov 2021

As trendy Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services continue to grow in popularity across the UK, a charity has warned that using these non-regulated services can be like "slipping into quicksand".... Read more…

Take part in Road Safety Week 2021

4 Nov 2021

The ACT is a supporting organisation of Road Safety Week 2021 to represent the cycling industry and encourage road safety for all who usethem.
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September breaks records for number of practical Cytech technicians certified within one month

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

CytechCytech workshop group photo continues to be in record-breaking demand as it now sees the highest ever number of practical technicians certified within one month in September 2021 - with over 115 in the UK alone!

The Cytech technical e-bike course in particular has become increasingly popular and is seemingly the aspirational course for many technicians. Theory one, the online learning course delivering an introduction to bicycle maintenance, is also seeing an increase in demand as people across the UK are taking the opportunity to kick-start their career as a professional cycle technician.

Certified candidate numbers are up 60% ahead of last year despite Covid capacity restrictions and a lot of technical courses are still pre-booked months in advance. For those wanting to complete a Cytech technical course we recommend booking early to guarantee a place for your chosen date and location.

To find your nearest Cytech training centre you can use the map here.

Cytech expansion in the UK as demand continues

To accommodate the extra demand there are now even more Cytech training centres across the UK with 5 facilities open and operating; Milton Keynes, Oxford, Stafford, Bracknell and Guildford, with a new facility opening in Darlington in the autumn.

As a result of the increased capacity, Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) have been busy recruiting new members of staff and PJCS have moved into a more spacious workshop (in the same business centre).

In additional exciting news, at least 4 new Cytech training centres are opening in the next few months and new Cytech licence partners are being sought in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

More information about each of the developments above will follow soon! Keep an eye out for updates via the Cytech news page or on social media - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Discover the online course Cytech Theory one

CytechlogoTheoryOneThe Cytech journey begins with Theory one, suitable for all shop staff working in the cycles trade.

With trade prices from only £41.67 (excl. VAT) getting your staff trained through the internationally recognised training scheme is more cost effective than ever!

 

Try a free demo of Theory one here

Get started on the full course here

Log in with your ACT credentials to get your discount.

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