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Canadian Cytech Training Partner visiting Scotland to advise on careers in adventure tourism

The team from Whistler Adventure School (WAS), which recently became the only centre in Canada accredited to offer Cytech technical three, is to deliver a series of free sessions in Scotland,...

15 Sep 2023, more…

Cytech trainer back to training after providing mechanical support at UCI World Championships

Cytech training provider Spokes People were recently asked by the Afghan National Team if they could suggest any way for them to be supported mechanically at the UCI World Championships in...

24 Aug 2023, more…

Funded training available for Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeships

Fully funded training for school and college leavers is available for the Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeship for those under 19 years of age at the start of the apprenticeship.

9 Aug 2023, more…

Dates announced for Giant-specific Cytech e-bike courses.

Giant UK has partnered with Activate Cycle Academy and the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) to provide a Cytech technical e-Bike qualification.

11 Jul 2023, more…

Whistler Adventure School becomes the only centre in Canada accredited to offer Cytech technical three

Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians, has announced that Whistler Adventure School (WAS), a private career training institution in...

3 Jul 2023, more…

Giant Collaborate with ACT and Activate Cycle Academy to offer Giant specific Cytech e-bike qualification

Giant UK have partnered with Activate Cycle Academy and the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) to provide a Cytech Technical e-Bike qualification

16 Jun 2023, more…

Bike for Good’s improved Cytech traineeship for women and non-binary people proving successful

A new and improved traineeship programme for women and non-binary people being implemented by  Bike for Good, which delivers Cytech training in Scotland, is proving successful.

15 Jun 2023, more…

Cytech training provider Spokes People to deliver workshops at National Cycling Show 2023, opening this Saturday 17th June

Lee & Darren from Spokes People, one of Cytech’s UK training providers, are attending the National Cycling Show this weekend and will be delivering various workshops and sessions for...

14 Jun 2023, more…

Get yourself a free ticket to the National Cycling Show with V12

ACT partners V12 Finance, who are headline sponsors for this year’s National Cycle Show, have an allocation of free tickets that they would like to share with you!

31 May 2023, more…

Government urged to protect £4 billion worth of active travel investment

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Government urged to protect £4 billion worth of active travel investment

Posted on 31 Oct 2022

Sustrans has announced that it has joined together with other organisations representing active travel, motoring, road safety, the environment and business leaders to urge the UK government to protect the £4 billion funding pot which is earmarked to help ‘level up’ walking and cycling across the country.

Cycling GroupThe cross-sector group has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, to emphasise the vital contribution of walking and cycling to the UK’s urban and rural economic growth and to society.

This comes after the launch of the charity’s brand-new report which highlights that walking, wheeling and cycling generated £36.5 billion for the UK economy in 2021.

The letter calls for the protection of funding for cycling and walking, already committed in the second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy 2022. According to Sustrans, it is important that this money is ringfenced, in order to foster aspirations for growth and to support people through the cost-of-living-crisis.

Xavier Brice, Sustrans CEO, said: “It’s clear that active forms of travel, such as walking and cycling, bring in billions of pounds of economic benefit. Plus, as people are hit by the cost-of-living-crisis, affordable ways of getting around are critical. People must have the opportunity to make the active travel choice instead of expensive car use, to boost people’s spending power for the benefit of the economy and our hopes of growth.”

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