An accredited qualification to train as a professional bicycle technician

Learn essential skills to work in a bike workshop

Improve your employability by gaining advanced industry desirable skills

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I really enjoyed the course. A lot to take in but really well taught. I now have a real insight to how we are going to equip our workshop. I’m still buzzing from this excellent experience. I feel ready to put what I’ve learned into practice.

Most enjoyable and worthwhile course. Plenty of space to work. Individual desks, stands and tools. Good scope and depth of material. Lots of practical exercises.

What you’ll learn 

You’ll acquire the essential skills required to work as a bike mechanic.

The course includes theory and practical training in: 

  • Health & Safety
  • Workshop practices
  • Conforming to British Standards
  • Pre-delivery inspection
  • Adjustment, set-up & frame alignment
  • Torque wrench settings
  • Lubricants & greases
  • Tyres & tubes
  • Consumer Protection Act

The course is split in two parts: 

  • Cytech Theory One (online learning) 
  • Cytech Technical One Practical (in person) 

To gain the full Cytech Technical One qualification, you need to complete the theory and the practical training. 

You’ll need to complete your Cytech Theory One training before you attend the practical training. To book your Cytech theory one, click here. 


  • Cytech Theory One: £150
  • Cytech Technical One Practical: £450
  • Packaged deal: Cytech Theory One + Cytech Technical One Practical for £555 – Email to find out more. 

Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) Gold Members get 10% off this course. 

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What’s the course like

The practical course is set over two days. 

You’ll learn from our experienced instructor, who will guide you through a mix of demonstrations and practical exercises. 

The course will have a maximum of six attendees, so you’ll be able to ask lots of questions and get all the attention you need from your instructor. 

Went above and beyond to teach us well. Oozing with information & enthusiasm. Best trainer I’ve come across in a while.

Great instructor. A great communicator who explained and demonstrated everything very clearly. Always willing to help and spend 1:1 time with the students. Excellent.

Meet your instructor 


Ross has always loved cycling but started doing work on his own bike just before lockdown. His skills just grew from there. 

He’s now been a bike mechanic for four years and has had lots of experience training bike shop employees, army cadets and university students. 

Ross enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience so others can enjoy fixing bikes themselves. He is a hands-on kind of trainer. He prefers to demonstrate and then let the trainees try for themselves. 

Ross has 4 bikes including a Boardman gravel bike, a fixie and a hardtail that’s a mix-up of lots of different parts. His favourite at the moment is his Boardman Full Suspension mountain bike. One of his favourite trails is one of the world class 7 Stanes mountain biking trails at Mabie Forest in Dumfries.

Is this course right for you?

This course is ideal for you if:

  • You want to work in the cycle trade in a bike workshop 
  • You work in a bike shop 
  • You need a basic trade qualification for legal purposes 

A qualification recognised by the cycle industry 

The Cytech Technical One qualification is an industry recognised qualification. Cytech is the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians.

After completing the practical course, you will undergo an assessment and receive a Cytech Technical One certificate.

To gain the full Cytech Technical One qualification, both the Cytech Technical One Practical and the Cytech Theory One modules need to be completed.

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Are hydraulic brakes covered ?
Only adjustments, bleeding is covered in our Cytech Technical Two course. 

Is the course assessed ?
Yes, there is an hour long assessment at the end of the course.

How long is the course ?
It is over 2 days from 9.30am to 4/4.30pm.

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