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.

EEVC 2015 from 1st to 4th December in Brussels

The European Electric Vehicle Congress will taken place from 1st till 4th December in Brussels.

EEVC strengthens its position as global platform to foster exchange of views between the R&D, the industry, the authorities, end-users and the NGO’s actors, so to develop synergies in the field of eMobility.

As motivations and constraints are different for each of them, EEVC has the objective to help defining the most promising solutions for market introduction and take-off. This is made taking into account the research and development progresses, as well as the environmental and economic constraints.

Feedback from past and current experiences are also discussed and analysed so that best practices & best ways for a daily introduction of e-mobility could be identified.

The venue is always Brussels, so to ensure optimal connection with the representatives of the European Institutions that are considering Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles to play an important role to lower atmospheric pollution and to reduce oil dependency.

Policy aspects, new mobility concepts, noise and health factors are also issues to be discussed.

The day prior the Congress, a EU Project day is organized to provide the audience with a complete overview of the different programs supported by the European Authorities (FP7, Horizon 2020, IEE, EUROSTAR, INTEREG, …) & related funded projects dealing with e-mobility, so to identify possible actions, overlaps, synergies and/or gaps. TWIN will be presented at this day by means of a poster.

This year, the day will be organized in clusters so to ensure homogeneity of the discussions as well as interactivity between the projects of the different programs.

Further information:


TWIN invites European Training Institutes to E-Bike Workshop

Gent, 14 October 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 the final workshop at which the results of the project will be presented.

On 18 and 19 November 2015, the final TWIN results will be presented to interested European training institutes through a lunch-to-lunch workshop at Innovam in Nieuwegein (NL). Furthermore, the consortium will unfold its plans to continue its activities beyond the project period. This will include further details on the establishment of a European TWIN Academy.

In the past two years, the TWIN partners have developed a 4 days’ electric bicycle course based on the competence profile that was developed earlier on in the project. This course is linked to an Internet assessment tool, which allows candidate-trainees to test their knowledge and competence prior to the course. The assessment provides them with further details on the gaps in their existing knowledge and competences, which may be filled through the training. The 4 days’ training is aimed at dealers and their mechanics.

At the workshop, the participants will be expected to try out and evaluate the Internet assessment tool and the training material in order to allow the TWIN consortium to introduce final improvements.

For capacity reasons, the final workshop will be reserved to trainers and representatives of training institutes. They qualify for a financial compensation of maximum € 500 for their participation. Any other participants may attend for free. Further practical details will be provided upon registration.

Trainers and training institute representatives are invited to register for the final workshop at the event-website:

The ultimate objective of TWIN is to facilitate and speed up the development of electric bicycle training throughout Europe. Today, in many member states there is no training available yet. The TWIN partners hope that the ready-made, state-of-the-art TWIN material will incite training institutes to start electric bicycle training or to improve existing training.

Before the official end of the project, the consortium will organize a webinar, which will be aimed at informing all other interested parties such as OEM, suppliers and the press on the TWIN results and future plans. The exact date and content of this webinar will be communicated at very short notice.

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

TWIN at Eurobike 2015

The TWIN project was successfully presented at Eurobike.

TWIN was a co-exhibitor at the AVERE-LEVA booth.  On Thursday 27 August, there was a special information meeting on TWIN at Eurobike. At the meeting, Annick Roetynck, assisted by Roel Postma (Innovam) and Thomas Jaeger (CELF) gave an update on the state of affairs for the project and provided further details on the final two days’ workshop in November.

You can download the presentation here:

For further details on the final TWIN Workshop, click here:
or contact Annick Roetynck,, tel. +32 9 233 60 05.