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Vacancy: Cycle Workshop Mechanic

An opportunity for a workshop mechanic to develop and expand a repair service for one of Wales’s leading social enterprises.

Job details

Location: Cardiff
Hours: 15 per week
Remuneration: £8.50 per hour gross
Holiday and pension: pro rata (from a 37.5 hour week)

Duties

  • Undertaking repairs and servicing of customers’ bikes.
  • Assisting in the refurbishment of donated bicycles and carrying out pre-delivery inspections on bicycles that have been serviced by volunteers.
  • Assisting in the promotion and marketing of CCW’s repair service.
  • Collection of abandoned or donated bikes as raw material for the refurbishing project.
  • Assisting in sales of refurbished bikes.
  • Representing the organization professionally and appropriately as required to the general public, existing or prospective customers, commercial partners, or other organizations.
  • Managing stock levels , ordering components and liaising with suppliers as requested.
  • Dealing with customers and taking payments as required.
  • Working closely in cooperation with the CTW Coordinator.

Person Specification

Essential requirements

  • Candidates must have a relevant bicycle maintenance qualification (Velotech Gold/Platinum, Cyctech 2, or equivalent).
  • Candidates must have at least 2 years’ experience working as a bicycle mechanic within the last 4 years.
  • Candidates must have experience of working with a wide variety of bikes (mountain, road, commuter, child) at different price points.
  • Candidates must be able to work unsupervised and be able to prioritise and schedule workload.

Preferable features

  • Be able to communicate in Welsh.
  • Experience in customer service.

How to apply

Applications should be sent to Andrew Burns either by email (andrew@cycletrainingwales.org.uk) or by post to Cycle Training Wales, Unit 9, Gabalfa Workshops, Clos Menter, Cardiff CF14 3AY. Application should be by CV and covering letter. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday 8 February 2018.

The project has been supported by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government.

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November News.

Removing a rear wheel

If you’ve ever spent a wet 15 minutes on a roadside verge struggling to remove your rear wheel, watch this video about how to do it the quick way.

It is, after all, supposed to be a quick job. In this video, our workshop coordinator Jon shows you how to get a wheel off a typical hybrid bike with V-brakes. Remember that getting the wheel out shouldn’t require any force, just a bit of gentle manipulation and persuasion. With a bit of practice, you could get this task done in a couple of seconds. If you don’t have V-brakes, never fear. Road brakes are even easier, just remember to push the lever on the caliper upwards into the open position. Disk brakes require no brake adjustment, but remember to line the rotor up carefully with the gap between the pads when putting the wheel back in. Remember too that if you can master the back wheel, the front one is a cinch.

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Bike of the week: Holdsworth Nuovo Record

A really fantastic bike from a heritage British manufacturer. A 60cm, Reynolds 531 steel frame, built up with a set of handbuilt wheels and original Shimano running gear. Utilising Shimano 600 friction shifters and rear mech and a Dura Ace chainset, this bike was certainly at the upper end of Holdsworth’s range and it still feels great to ride. Updated in our workshop with new cables, bar tape and Schwalbe Delta Cruiser Plus tyres. A true vintage racing bike, lightweight and in excellent condition. Onsale for the very first time on Friday 1st December at 1pm, priced at a competitive £240.

Click to see more sale bikes.

Christmas Gift Vouchers

If you are looking for the ideal gift for the significant cyclist in your life, Cycle Training Wales can provide you with a gift voucher for Christmas which can be redeemed against any of our maintenance courses. Click here for more details.

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The other side of the tape

I have done many MTB races and events over the last few years and have always really appreciated the time and effort put in by the marshalls. With that in mind and with a delayed start to my own racing season this year,  I decided to volunteer at last weekend’s Battle on the Beach race in Pembrey. Continue reading The other side of the tape