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by nightowl
14 May 2018, 9:06pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycle Training UK
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Cycle Training UK

Did one of their maintenance courses at their Bermondsey site and found it a very disappointing experience. The instructor seemed quite intolerant if you didn't get things the first time. If I'm doing a course, maybe it's because I don't know how to do something and saying 'I've told you this alread...
by nightowl
4 Dec 2016, 9:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Torn about getting rid of old bike
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Torn about getting rid of old bike

Anyone ever get feelings of nostalgia when it comes to getting rid of a bike? I've got an old Raleigh Max Cromo I bought in the 1990s when living in Wales. It's been a good bike down the years but isn't really up to the type of off-roading I want to do these days. I'm also living in London now and i...
by nightowl
1 Dec 2016, 7:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decathlon bikes decision
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Decathlon bikes decision

Thanks for the advice. My head probably says the 500SE at the moment. As I said, the other would be pushing it at the moment.
by nightowl
30 Nov 2016, 12:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Decathlon bikes decision
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Decathlon bikes decision

I've never bought a road bike before so need a bit of advice. I've always used mountain bikes having spent a lot of time living in parts of Wales, Devon and Cornwall where there's good off-road cycling. However, now I'm living in London where the scope for muddy wheels is more limited I'm now thinki...
by nightowl
7 Aug 2016, 5:27pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Which first aid course?
Replies: 2
Views: 19238

Re: Which first aid course?

Yeah, just had a look. Hell of a price difference.
by nightowl
5 Aug 2016, 10:04pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Which first aid course?
Replies: 2
Views: 19238

Which first aid course?

St John Ambulance or the Red Cross would be the most convenient for me in terms of the instructor's first aid certificate. Does anyone know which course to go for?
by nightowl
5 Aug 2016, 9:13pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: instructor + mechanics course questions
Replies: 1
Views: 18656

instructor + mechanics course questions

I've read some of the threads already about what is life like for a cycle instructor. I'm thinking of doing the cycle instructor course and the city and guilds mechanics course. Basically, my previous employer had a retraining fund that I have to use up and I've always been into bikes so thought som...
by nightowl
28 Jun 2016, 5:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mechnics courses
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Mechnics courses

Am I right in saying City&Guilds and Cytech are fairly similar but the latter is what you normally get if you're working in a shop?
by nightowl
28 Jun 2016, 12:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: city and guilds cycle maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 295

city and guilds cycle maintenance

I'm thinking of doing this course but have a few queries so any advice will be greatly appreciated. 1, I've spoken to some companies who say you should have some basic maintenance knowledge beforehand while others have said none required. Any thoughts on this and whether you should have any prior kn...