Velotech Training and Chicken Cyclekit are asking dealers interested in becoming Campagnolo Pro-Shops to get in touch this month.
During CoreBike, Velotech’s Jeff Beach and Graeme Freestone King presented a joint technical seminar with Chicken Cyclekit, discussing with dealers 20 to 25 potential openings nationwide.
King told BikeBiz: “Campagnolo launched the Pro-Shop concept in 2003 and there are 18 existing stores nationwide already. However, this year the brand will be re-launching the concept alongside Chicken Cyclekit and Velotech.
"Candidate stores must be trained to either Weldtech Platinum or Cytech level two. Additionally, completion of the two-day Campagnolo specific course is also required as it guides trainees through Campag’s unique components, such as the G3 wheel or Ergopower levers.”
As a recognised Pro-Shop, dealers will become service centre branches for the brand’s product, thus customers will be referred to their nearest authorised dealer.
King added: “To date there’s not been a huge push to appoint dealers. Campagnolo’s UK agent will make the final decisions on candidates, and has chosen to work alongside Velotech Training as they need to ensure referees have plenty of experience in the workshop element of business and that they either have or can acquire the required level of technical competence.”
“Applicants should make contact within the next four to six weeks,” added Beach.
For more information on a Pro-Shop’s role see www.campagnolo.com or contact Chicken Cyclekit on 01525 381347. Velotech’s website is at www.cycleweb.co.uk/weldtech.