Torq Zone Academy officially opens its doors

    Torq opens it doors
    Graeme Stickells, Managing Director of Torq Zone Academy, has officially opened South Africa’s first state of the art technical training facility for the bicycle industry.

    The Torq Zone Academy hit the headlines in August with the announcement of their intention to establish South Africa’s first bicycle technical training facility. The Torq Zone Academy was to offer internationally accredited Cytech™ technical courses exclusively in South Africa. Subsequently, the online course went live on the 1st of October, and shop fitting work at the actual training facility in Doringkloof Mall, Centurion continued unabated. The long anticipated shipment of Park Tool arrived the week before last. Park Tool USA, through their local distributor Cape Cycle Systems, were both instrumental and very supportive in getting this world class training facility established.

    Torq Zone is very excited to announce that their Academy is now a reality and the doors to South Africa’s first state of the art technical training facility have officially opened. The UK based Cytech™ Technical scheme is now also available as class room courses in addition to the online course launched earlier. “The course schedules for the next 6 months are available and you can book your course directly on our website”, said Graeme Stickells, MD of Torq Zone Academy.

    “The positive response we received following the initial announcement has been quite remarkable, even exceeding our wildest expectations. It gave us lots of confidence in this exciting but also risky journey we’ve embarked on. Our planned partnerships with Corporate Social Investment programs such as ABSA Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy is particularly exciting and close to our hearts. With the support of distributors, retail shops and the cycling enthusiast alike, we are looking forward to affect real chance in the cycling industry at large” said Dirk Oerlemans, owner of Torq Zone.

    To celebrate this momentous occasion and to set in motion urgently needed change in the repair and maintenance of bicycles, Torq Zone management decided to extend their launch promotion to include all Cytech™ Technical courses. The promotion makes provision to save up to 30% on your course fees. In addition you stand a chance to get all your course fees paid back as part of a lucky draw. For more info refer www.torqzoneacademy.co.za