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Cardiff Cycle Workshop

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Cardiff Cycle Workshop
Unit 9 Gabalfa Workshops, Cardiff CF14 3AY

Velotech Gold

Velotech Gold is an accredited bike maintenance qualification, suitable for anyone needing to repair bicycles in a professional context as well as for serious enthusiasts. Delivered in a modular format and requiring a period of practical consolidation between three different levels, the Velotech training system ensures trainees gain confidence every step of the way. The cost of the course is £695.

Dates for 2024 are as follows; please select the appropriate dates for the first two days of your course when using the online booking system.

February 8+9, March 07+08, April 10,11+12

March, 14+15,  April 18+19, May 15, 16+17.

April  25+26, May 23+24, June 19, 20+21.

July 11+12, August 8+9, September 4, 5+6.

October 10+11, November 7+8, December 4, 5+6.

Content

Bronze ( First 2 days) includes:workshop practice and safety, basic procedures for wheel and tyre replacement, assessment and adjustment of cable-operated brake systems, assessment and adjustment of cable-operated gear systems, assessment and adjustment of headsets, assessment and adjustment of saddle and seatposts, completing a Pre-delivery Inspection. 

Silver (Second 2 days) includes:workshop practice and safety further work on tyres inc. tubeless, replacement of brake components, replacement of gear and drivetrain components, servicing headsets, introduction to bottom brackets. 

Gold ( Last 3 days) includes; workshop practice and safety, replacing a spoke and truing a wheel, further work on brakes inc. a hydraulic bleed, further work on gears and drivetrain inc. a full installation, replacing threaded bottom brackets and press fit bearings, further work on headsets inc. cutting a steerer, full strip and rebuild. 

Assessment

Bronze and Silver are both continually assessed and via a written assignment. Gold is assessed continually, via written assignment and through a full strip and rebuild task on the final day. 

Candidates must pass the preceding level before advancing to the next. In addition Velotech requires a period of at least one month between modules to allow candidates to practise and consolidate their new skills. Candidates are required to provide evidence that they have undertaken practical work during this period.

With the addition of the Velotech Platinum award, candidates would be qualified to a similar level and have the same skillset as an “industry standard” shop mechanic.

For more information about Velotech please visit their website here.

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Cardiff Cycle Workshop

Course Location

Cardiff Cycle Workshop
Unit 9 Gabalfa Workshops, Cardiff CF14 3AY

“Sustainability has worked with CTW successfully for a number of years, with sessions every month on Campus. They provide bike servicing for staff, students and the local community as part of our free Repair Café events. It’s a service to all to promote sustainable cycle travelling to Campus and the benefits of repair. They are so knowledgeable and as well as fixing on site they provide great friendly honest advice.”

Rachel Roberts

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Cardiff Met University

“Fab loved both Level 1 and 2 courses. I have come away feeling confident I can fix my bike. Thank you guys”

Cath Rowlands

I’d just like to say a massive ‘Thank You’ to the boys and girls at Cardiff Cycle workshop. They’ve done absolute wonders for my bike over the years! It’s was an old heavy Peugeot which I bought from new in about 1990. Although I used it regularly, it was getting too heavy for me, so the team changed the wheels for ones that were much lighter; put some super duper tyres on them, and on top of that, replaced the old hard saddle for a brand new very comfortable one. I make sure that I get my bike serviced regularly with them too. Such a friendly bunch too-always time for a chat. There is nothing they don’t know about bikes. Highly recommended!

Sara McGaughey

“We visited today and picked a bike for my 6 year-old. He got to try it out and you fixed the brakes as they were a bit squeaky! Very covid safe! Excellent bike and my boy loves it. Great it has a 3-month warranty too!”

Tegan Partner

“Came away a lot more confident with attempting to build a wheel. The course was run in a relaxed manner and no question was too much for Jon to answer. Look forward to my next course.”

Gordon Broomfield

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“Great place to go to get yourself a bike. No need to spend hundreds just get one second hand. Good communication, they even adjust the seat and handlebars to suit your height etc. My partner is very pleased with her bike and it looks brand new! Highly recommended.”

Jake Doherty

“Excellent quality and speed of service, very well priced too. Top notch.”

Chris Shorrock

“I have now completed 2 courses at this venue and found the instructors  knowledge and delivery excellent. The workshop is well equipped and has a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.”

Mark Palmer

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