Velotech Training (Haugh Road only)

The Velotech Award is an accredited award recognised by the Bicycle Association.

  • The top Gold Award is a recognised professional mechanics qualification.
  • During the course candidates are shown how to perform each task, then led through the procedure, then carry out the task unaided to demonstrate their understanding.
  • Velotech courses are run by Donald Cameron, Velotech trainer for Glasgow and West Scotland.

Other info:

All courses are delivered in house here at our workshop. The courses run throughout the year, subject to demand, so to book please contact us.

After choosing your relevant Velotech course, please contact raymond@bikeforgood.org.uk

Velotech Bronze Award

The Bronze Award is aimed at cycle trainers and covers the basics you need to be able to adjust your participants’ bikes while delivering cycle training sessions.

  • 1 day course (7 hrs) for between 4 & 6 participants per course.
  • Velotech Bronze courses are arranged based on demand.
  • Please contact us for details.

Velotech Bronze Award is £210 per participant including VAT and Certificate.

Velotech Silver Award

The Silver Award course focuses on adjusting and maintaining bike components. Topics covered include tools and lubricants, brake and gear set-up, headsets, hubs, bottom brackets, wheel-truing, and workshop safety.

Course pre-requisites:
Candidates for this course need to have a good knowledge of bicycle anatomy, lubricants, wheel replacement, tyres, tubes, gear cables, and indexing.

Course Content:

  • Workshop safety.
  • Tools and lubricants.
  • Brake set-up.
  • Bottom bracket.
  • Hubs.
  • Headsets.
  • Gears.
  • Wheel truing.

This course certifies candidates to be able to adjust, rather than assemble bike components.

  • All equipment including bikes, bike stands, tools and aprons are supplied.
  • Duration – 2 days. Cost £390 per person including VAT and Certificate
  • Class size – between 4 & 6 participants per course.

Velotech Gold Award

The Gold Award trains candidates to be able to fully adjust and assemble bike components. This course is predominantly aimed at people who work or wish to work in the bike industry.

Course Pre-requisites;
Candidates need to have a good knowledge of maintaining various types of bikes. In most cases candidates are required to have attained the Velotech Silver Award.

Course Content.
The Gold course trains candidates to be able to:

  • Fully adjust, replace, and assemble bike components.
  • Wheel truing and spoke replacement is covered in more detail than in the Silver course.

All equipment including bikes, bike stands, tools and aprons are supplied.

  • Duration – 2 days. Cost £390 per person including VAT and Certificate.
  • Class size – between 4 & 6 participants per course.