Cytech launches technical e-bike training

Industry experts predict that as many as one in three new bicycles sold in Europe could come with an electric motor by 2023. Despite this, there is still a lot of hesitance from mechanics towards working on e-bikes.  

 Cytech has introduced the brand new Technical e-bike course to provide the skills and confidence needed to set up, repair and sell a broad spectrum of electric bicycles along with an understanding of the specific standards and legal aspects that apply to them.

What does the course include?

The four day e-bike course is available from ATG Training in the UK, covering electrical theory, current legislation, safe working practices when dealing with batteries and electrical units, removal and installation of components, diagnosis, testing and fault finding of the components and much more.     

The course is recommended for those who are looking to stock and repair e-bikes. It is suitable for those who already hold a Cytech technical two qualification or as a guide, 3-4 years industry knowledge. Contact ATG Training on 01296 737 800 or email to find out more or to book your place.

ATG was one of the participants in the TWIN final workshop last November. The TWIN-consortium is very pleased to see that new training possibilities are launched so quickly after the workshop. They wish the ATG training team and their future participants a very succesful and fruitful  course.

Thursday 3 March 2016: TWIN Webinar for Training Institutes

The TWIN project, aimed at developing electric bike training for dealers and their mechanics has officially ended on 31st December 2015. However, the TWIN consortium has decided to continue the work. The objective of the project is to provide assistance to training institutes in the EU to start up new electric bike training or to improve existing training. The consortium is also preparing a European certification scheme for dealers and their mechanics who have followed the training.

The consortium organizes a webinar at which the results of the completed TWIN project will be presented and at which  future plans and ambitions will be discussed. Also at this webinar, the TWIN 3D animation will be presented, which has been developed to facilitate the learning process.

This webinar is reserved for training institutes and/or organizations which are interested in starting up electric bike training or which already offer electric bike training.

The webinar will take place on Thursday 3 March at 3 p.m. CET. For participation, please send an email to with: – the name of your institute – your name and position – your email address and telephone number – whether your institute has plans to offer training or already effectively has training available


TWIN Webinar: don’t forget to register

Don’t forget to register for the TWIN webinar (see below), next week on Wednesday at 3 PM CET.

In the TWIN project, we have developed electric bike training for dealers and their mechanics. Through the webinar, we wish to inform the electric bicycle business and the trade press about the work done.

For registration, please click on this link:

We hope to welcome you at the webinar.

TWIN invites Electric Bicycle Business and Press to Webinar

Gent, 24 November 2015 The TWIN project, aimed at developing electric bike training for dealers and their mechanics, officially finishes at the end of this year. The consortium is preparing a webinar at which the results of the project will be presented to the electric bicycle business and trade press.

The completion of TWIN is near and the outcome is positive to the extent that the consortium is currently looking into ways of continuing the work. In the meantime, the official presentation of the results has started.

The main target group of the TWIN project consists of training institutes in the European Union. They have gathered for a 2 days’ workshop on 18 and 19 November at Innovam in the Netherlands. The interest for the workshop was extremely encouraging. The TWIN consortium has welcomed more than 20 participants from 11 different member states. Bike Europe Chief Editor, Jack Oortwijn, and Shimano Europe PR Officer, Ben Hillsdon, both presented a keynote speech. Jack Oortwijn started his presentation by saying that the workshop participants had chosen the right business to be in. He concluded: “Twin is striving to support other countries in raising the knowledge level. I am convinced this will greatly benefit the industry.

The consortium was especially pleased at the positive feedback of the participating training institutes. The overall majority is considering joining TWIN, because they are convinced that the initiative can be a major contribution to the development of electric bike training in their country.  This proves the need and the potential for European harmonised training.

The TWIN activities and results will also be presented to the electric bicycle business and to the trade press. Shortly, they will receive an invitation to participate in a webinar, which will take place on Wednesday 16 December at 3 p.m. C.E.T.

Ramon Salceda from Innovam and Twin partner Annick Roetynck, will present the TWIN output, i.e. the competence profile, the online assessment tool and the 4 days’ training for dealers and mechanics. They will also provide details on how the work will be continued after the TWIN project. Finally, they will engage in a discussion with the participants on the role of the industry in the future development of training activities.

Representatives from the electric bicycle industry and from the trade press who wish to participate in the webinar, are invited to register in advance on the following website:

Registrants will receive further practical details as to how to login for the webinar.

For any further details on the webinar or on the project, please contact Annick Roetynck, email; tel. +32 9 233 60 05.