Cycle Technology works with Spectrum Community Health CIC to provide bicycle-related training courses that service users are able to access on an ongoing basis.
We currently run bike maintenance courses for people who have alcohol or drug-related problems or addictions through Spectrum People and Reflections Housing Association. The course includes six bike maintenance lessons and a further four lessons in how to build a bike, provided over ten weeks. Bikes are donated through West Yorkshire Police and the general public, any donations can be dropped off at the shop. Along with this, we currently run bike maintenance courses for secondary school pupils in conjunction with Spectrum People and Kettlethorpe High School.
Spectrum is a social enterprise that delivers a range of community and offender healthcare services on behalf of the NHS, Local Authority Public Health services and other partners. Spectrum is a Community Interest Company and a not-for profit organisation; any profits are put back into initiatives and projects that improve public health and wellbeing.
Our trainers work with Velotech Cycling Ltd to offer accreditions to course users. Velotech Training Courses are a modular programme of learning with a strong emphasis on practical understanding. Candidates that pass assessment can be accredited up to Velotech Gold level. Velotech is a recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians, which is endorsed by bodies including the Bicycle Association, Transport for London and Sustrans.