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Cardiff Cycle Workshop

Course Location

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

Velotech Gold

Velotech Gold is suitable for anyone needing to repair bicycles in a professional context or for serious enthusiasts. You will work on lots of different systems in order to give you a thorough understanding of the tasks a pro mechanic will face.

This course runs for five consecutive days from the start date given. It runs 0930–1600 each day.

Content

This course includes:

  • workshop practice and safety
  • basic procedures for wheel and tyres replacement
  • installation and adjustment of cable-operated brake systems
  • installation and adjustment of cable-operated gear systems
  • assessment, removal, and replacement of the transmission
  • servicing of hubs, headsets and threaded bottom brackets
  • spoke replacement and basic wheel truing

Assessment

Participants will be assessed through a written assignment and a practical workshop test. Participants who succeed in all respects will be awarded a Velotech Gold certificate, which is recognized by the Bicycle Association of Great Britain. Certificates may also be awarded at Bronze or Silver levels.

Please note, as part of our Covid 19 policy,  we ask all trainees to be either double-vaccinated or to have had a negative test within 48 hours of the start date.


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Cardiff Cycle Workshop

Course Location

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

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

Cath Rowlands

“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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“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

“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

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

Chris Shorrock

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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

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

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