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Local Bike Shop Day 2022 sees record-breaking 524 shops take part

This year’s Local Bike Shop Day saw a record-breaking 524 shops taking part, a 42% increase versus last year. The shops that signed up were more active in supporting the day than ever before, said organisers the ACT, celebrating in a variety of ways ranging from free gifts such as …

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ACT announces launch of Cytech courses in Australia with The Bicycle Academy

The ACT has announced the launch of Cytech courses in Australia with The Bicycle Academy. Managed by the ACT, Cytech’s mission is to raise the standard of professional cycle technicians across the globe. The training facilities now operate in four continents with new workshops opening every year. The new Australian …

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National Occupational Standards for Welsh apprenticeship pathway now ready for feedback

The Welsh Government is currently working with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), along with the ACT’s training provider partner Activate Cycle Academy, to develop an apprenticeship pathway for bike mechanics which will also include e-bike maintenance, off the back of increased …

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National Apprenticeship Week 2022 now taking place

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is now running, taking place from 7th-13th February, aiming to celebrate and promote the positive impact apprenticeships bring to employers, individuals, and the economy. The Government-backed courses are proving popular with businesses looking to hire new talent in their recovery from the pandemic, with over 40% …

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New Cytech training facility to open at ZyroFisher’s Darlington HQ

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) is opening a new cycle mechanic training workshop in Darlington, County Durham. Based within ZyroFisher’s head office, the new workshop is the latest addition to the expanding number of Cytech training workshops. Managed by the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), Cytech’s mission is …

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This year’s Local Bike Shop Day set to take place in April

Local Bike Shop Day is set to take place this year on Saturday 30th April. The date was chosen following an early December poll among participating retailers. Local Bike Shop Day, an industry-wide initiative managed by the Association of Cycle Traders, aims to celebrate bike shops across the nation. Key …

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Applications for additional apprenticeship incentives open

Applications for the Government’s latest additional incentive payment of £3,000 open today, 11th January, for employers who have hired apprentices over the winter. Businesses who hire or have hired a new apprentice, with an employment start date between 1st October 2021 and 31st January 2022, can apply to receive £3,000 …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2022: Retailers asked to share their views for next year’s event 

The organiser of Local Bike Shop Day is urging retailers to share their thoughts ahead of the 2022 event.  First held as an annual event to celebrate independent bike shops across the UK, Local Bike Shop Day has grown in profile since its inception and was supported by a record …

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Cytech seeking training partners in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland

Cytech is seeking training partners in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland, as it looks to expand in the UK and Ireland. Managed by the ACT, Cytech’s mission to raise the standard of professional cycle technicians across the globe is going strong with first-rate facilities now training in four continents and Cytech …

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