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Velotech Mechanics Silver

Qualification Level - 2 days | Prices from £325.00

Course Rating: 4.5 Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews

Do you want to be a proper cycle mechanic? Maybe you need to be. This course will get you started with great detail, great workshop practices and an industry standard level of knowledge.

The two days work in a clearly structured way looking at the various systems on bikes. There is a relaxed tone to the process building to an assessment task on the second day and a multiple choice question paper to complete the accreditation process.

If successful you will be accredited to identify, inspect and adjust many key component systems on common cycles from MTB to Road.

It builds on the knowledge and process of undertaking a Pre-delivery Inspection of the bikes – as detailed in the Bronze level award.

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Dates & Prices

Cost (with accommodation): £375.00
Cost (no accommodation): £325.00
Cost (with accommodation): £375.00
Cost (no accommodation): £325.00
Cost (with accommodation): £375.00
Cost (no accommodation): £325.00
Cost (with accommodation): £375.00
Cost (no accommodation): £325.00
Cost (with accommodation): £375.00
Cost (no accommodation): £325.00
Cost (with accommodation): £375.00
Cost (no accommodation): £325.00
Cost (with accommodation): £375.00
Cost (no accommodation): £325.00
Cost (with accommodation): £375.00
Cost (no accommodation): £325.00

Is It For Me?

This level of Velotech is perfect for anyone looking to maintain bikes, whether their own, their customers or their workplaces.

It will enable you to inspect and adjust most common component systems on most bikes.

It is ideal for those as MTB guides, coaches and leaders as well as those as part of clubs, schools, outdoor centres or sole traders to enable them to work on bikes with the confidence of a nationally accredited award behind them – insurance not included. More info here when you’re on the course.

To enjoy this course you do really need to come along with more than a basic knowledge of bikes. Understanding how to methodically inspect a bike to ensure it is safe to use is a key part of this.

A background knowledge of common components and systems really helps you gain the most from the two days and also give you the best chance of success.

Course Aims

There is a relaxed tone to the process building to an assessment task on the second day and a multiple choice question paper to complete the accreditation process.

The aim is that you leave as an accredited Silver Velotech award holder.

Course Content

Course content

This course is run in conjunction with Velotech Cycling and follows their syllabus and requirements.

The course covers a wide variety of topics including:

  • Moving from recreational practices to professional standards.
  • Working to Manufacturer’s specifications
  • Workshop safety
  • Health and Safety considerations
  • British Standards requirements
  • Recording your work
  • Making adjustments of
    • Brakes – both rim and disc
    • Gear systems
    • Headsets
    • Hubs
    • Bottom brackets
    • Chainsets
    • Tyres and Tubes

What Will I Need?

We have a purpose built teaching workshop ready for your course. This is equipped with all that is needed to facilitate all aspects of the syllabus.

We can also supply all PPE for you including workshop aprons, gloves and barrier cream.

We also supply all consumables needed to coach and assess you through the process.

However, we do not carry a workshop of components with which to service your own bike. We aim to work on bikes supplied by us. These bikes will enable us to work through all the key principles and systems required.

By all means bring your own bike along but be content that you may not work directly on it.

If you are unsure as to whether you are ready for attending the Silver Award course then please email us on [email protected] to start the conversation.

Course documentation

You can find our Velotech Manual at

Although there is no need to digest this before your course.

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Course Pre-Requisites

To attend the training you will need to:

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Understand the idea of a Pre-delivery Inspection
  • Have a basic understanding of component names and systems on bikes
  • Have worked on at least your own bike or the bikes you work with at your workplace / club etc.

If you are unsure as to whether you are ready for attending the Silver Award course then please email us on [email protected] to start the conversation.

Course Rating: 4.5 Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews Read all reviews

A very enjoyable course which would be advisable to any keen biker wanting to refresh their skills or learn some new tricks. Can't wait to come for the gold course !
Veshengo Purrum Reviewed on 11/10/2016
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Good course and accommodation.
David Crowther Reviewed on 30/11/2015
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Erika Green Reviewed on 08/09/2015
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What’s included on your course

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit
  • Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport

What’s included if you choose the residential option – As above PLUS

  • Bed in shared en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts *

(Single rooms may be available for a supplementary charge, please ask at reception when you arrive)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
  • Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge
  • Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities or are on a paddlesport course

Arriving at Glenmore Lodge

  • For more information on travel to the Lodge click here
  • Your first inclusive meal is breakfast (7:45 -8:30am) An evening meal is not provided on your arrival night, but bar meals are available in our Lochain bar 5pm to 9pm (5-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Packed lunches are collected at breakfast
  • On Mondays and Saturdays only there will be a 10 minute welcome talk at 8.15am, on other days you will meet your instructor at 9am. The daily programme of your course will be discussed with your instructor when you first meet, taking into account aspirations and prevailing weather conditions

On your last day

  • Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site
  • All courses will finish by 5pm
  • On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service

*some exceptions – see detailed course notes

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check our FAQ’s here or contact us on [email protected] or 01479 861256

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