Bicycle Industries Australia (BIA) has announced a significant expansion of the Cytech bicycle mechanics training program.
“BIA have been working to grow the level of bicycle mechanics training in the industry since bringing Cytech to Australia in 2017,” said Peter Burke, BIA’s Executive Officer.
Cytech, which originates from the UK, is now a globally recognised mechanics training qualification with their accredited training courses being conducted in a wide range of countries.
“The industry needs to engage in training. According to BIA surveys of independent bicycle retailers, workshop servicing (including sales of service related parts and accessories) has grown from 9% to 22% of the average turnover of bicycle shops in Australia.
“Servicing is a key pillar of all successful Australian bicycle retail businesses. We’re excited that 99 Bikes is continuing to promote training for all of their staff and demonstrating the value that it adds to their business.
“We hope that other retailers will take this opportunity to engage and increase the level of skills within their own businesses.”
The next Cytech course is starting on 2nd March.
As a result of this initiative, BIA is looking for further highly experienced bicycle mechanics who are interested in assisting to deliver the growing mechanics training courses.