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Velotech Gold

Qualify LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:4 | From £430.00

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Overview

This award is the natural step up from Silver Velotech and looks at solving common issues on bikes that often lead to removal and replacing components and systems. The successful candidate will then be accredited to identify, adjust and replace many common components and systems found on bikes. They will also be able to true wheels and problem solve common issues found with wheels. It builds on the knowledge and process of both Silver and Bronze award levels. To enjoy the two days and also be successful it is really important to be comfortable and practised with all aspects of these awards.

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AIMS

As always 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 Gold Velotech award holder.

PRE-REQUISITES

To attend you will need to be:

At least 16 years old

And have completed Velotech Silver at least a month prior

 

IS IT FOR ME?

Are you looking to work as a cycle mechanic as work? Are you looking to gain great professional development to supplement your existing qualifications in cycling? If the above fits then this course is the way to go. It more than fills the gaps in your knowledge to enable you to fully maintain most cycle components and systems, with the exception of suspension systems. It is ideal for: experienced bike mechanics who are supervising the ongoing maintenance of a fleet of bikes, those that want to work in a Bike shop as a mechanic enthusiastic bikers looking to work on their own bikes MTB Leaders / Coaches looking to formalise their knowledge and certify them to work on clients bikes

CONTENT

This course is run in conjunction with Velotech Cycling and follows their syllabus and requirements, including:

  • Moving from recreational practices to professional standards
  • Workshop etiquette
  • Workshop safety
  • Health and Safety considerations
  • British Standards requirements
  • Recording your work

We then look specifically at

  • Fault finding
  • Collecting information on new and varied components
  • All aspects of stripping, servicing, replacing and ensuring serviceability of all the components on the bike
  • Wheels
  • Bleeding Shimano hydraulic braking systems

You must be an experienced holder of the Silver accreditation.

The Gold award also does not look at Suspension systems i.e. fork internals and rear shocks. These are manufacturer specific and fall outside the scope of the award.

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DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date25/04/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£430.00Places
Date15/05/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£430.00Places
Date16/05/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£430.00Places
Date08/06/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£430.00Places
Date01/07/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£430.00Places
Date24/08/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£430.00Places
Date16/10/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£430.00Places
Date30/11/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£430.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

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 stock 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. For Velotech Gold/Platinum it may be interesting to bring along a bike with any unusual components on it for the purposes of discussion (this is NOT essential)

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Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom.  If booking as an Individual, you will not be asked to share with a stranger.

Breakfast on each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses).

Dinner on each course day (except the final day, and on one day or 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.

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