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by worthers
26 Mar 2009, 12:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Difference between City & Guild and Cytech/NVQ
Replies: 14
Views: 11721

Re: Difference between City & Guild and Cytech/NVQ

Matt, thanks very much for your reply, it's answered a lot of my questions and put my mind at ease over a few things. I'm booked to take the Cytech 1 course with PJCS in June and I'm very much looking forward to it. I expect I will need to gain the NVQ at some point, so will probably end up taking C...
by worthers
24 Mar 2009, 9:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Conformity...
Replies: 32
Views: 1496

Re: Conformity...

EdinburghFixed wrote:Bah, only a single caravan!?

:lol: That's made my morning! :lol:
by worthers
23 Mar 2009, 12:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Conformity...
Replies: 32
Views: 1496

Re: Conformity...

Debate single panniers all you like - we all know that real cyclists are those of us who ride with a single wheel! Power to the uni's! :lol:
by worthers
21 Mar 2009, 11:33am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Being a qualified cycle mechanic
Replies: 10
Views: 7025

Re: Being a qualified cycle mechanic

I'm an NS instructor and I recently signed up to take a Cytech 1 course in June. I often find myself having to tweak trainees cycles or carry out minor repairs, so I hope that the course will make me feel more confident, proficient, and in a way qualified to work on trainees cycles. And who knows - ...
by worthers
5 Mar 2009, 10:43am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Beginners and balancing
Replies: 11
Views: 4115

Re: Beginners and balancing

I think she's gripping the bars so tightly that she is over-steering but whatever I do I can't persuade her to relax her arms for more than a few moments at a time. I guess she may be quite frightened inside. any thoughts. Just a thought - have you tried using a different handlebar set up? I taught...
by worthers
2 Mar 2009, 7:41pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: NS Instructor training and Bursaries. Wales.
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Re: NS Instructor training and Bursaries. Wales.

Contact your local authority, they *should* be able to point you in the right direction, and perhaps even offer funding themselves too.
by worthers
24 Feb 2009, 1:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Difference between City & Guild and Cytech/NVQ
Replies: 14
Views: 11721

Hey guys, thanks very much for your comments/advice/experiences, I really appreciate your input. After spending today browsing the net and making plenty of phone calls, I've decided to start by taking the Cytech Level 1 course with PCJS in Milton Keynes (richards - you might be interested to know th...
by worthers
23 Feb 2009, 12:58pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Volunteer insturctor
Replies: 2
Views: 3036

I'd suggest the best place to start would probably be contacting your local authority/council, to see if their road safety department need any volunteer instructors/helpers.
by worthers
22 Feb 2009, 11:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Difference between City & Guild and Cytech/NVQ
Replies: 14
Views: 11721

Thanks thirdcrank! That link for the City & Guilds course was very helpful. Anyone else have anything to add?
by worthers
22 Feb 2009, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Difference between City & Guild and Cytech/NVQ
Replies: 14
Views: 11721

Difference between City & Guild and Cytech/NVQ

Hi all, I'm looking at taking a course in cycle maintenance/repair, but it's got to be one that leads to a "proper" qualification at the end. So I'm wondering if you have any thoughts on which is better, the Cytech/NVQ programme, or the City & Guilds in cycle maintenance? Or even if yo...
by worthers
18 Feb 2009, 3:12pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Bike Bus
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

Wow, havn't seen one of these before. Great idea methinks, but definitely more for kids than adults.
by worthers
30 Nov 2008, 3:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Above the fog today
Replies: 31
Views: 2766

Great photos!
by worthers
30 Nov 2008, 3:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Something to carry the pass and phone in?
Replies: 16
Views: 1531

Actually , that looks half decent , could put my headlight battery in it :) http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/products/15999topeak_l.jpg Just bought one of those about an hour ago! It's a perfect fit for my wallet - now I can go through drive-thru's with increased ease of payment :D
by worthers
27 Nov 2008, 2:28pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Yay - it makes it all worthwhile
Replies: 11
Views: 3505

Ahhh that's a great story, thanks for sharing :) I've just finished a National Standards instructor training course with Luton council and I can't wait to get out and start teaching! Last week I had the pleasure of helping a nervous friend to ride a bike for the first time and it was a very rewardin...