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Bike industry honour for college partner

HAVERING College has added its voice of congratulations after the cycle servicing company Cycle Systems won the Rising Star prize at the annual BikeBiz Awards.

The college based in Hornchurch, Essex, is proud to work with Cycle Systems in delivering an apprenticeship in cycle maintenance.

Sean Lally, Director of Cycle Systems, accepted his BikeBiz trophy in front of a packed house at the Hilton Metropole, NEC, Birmingham.

The “Rising Star” category is a fairly new one at the BikeBiz event and has been set up to help promote and acknowledge the hard work and successes of smaller companies entering the trade.

Mr Lally, who set up Cycle Systems in Islington, North London, with his wife Julia in 2007, said: “I would encourage anyone in the cycle trade who is interested in high quality training provision to contact me. We are now in the business of providing Government QCF accredited Level Two and Level Three qualifications in Cycle Mechanics through an engineering framework and are very proud of the quality of both our facilities and instruction delivered in partnership with Havering College.”

Havering College employer engagement manager Nigel Hogg, who was a guest at the BikeBiz Awards, said: “Working with Cycle Systems has opened up new opportunities for apprenticeships in this exciting and growing sector. It is fantastic to see Cycle Systems recognised as a rising star in the cycling industry.”

The event was a double celebration for Cycle Systems and Havering College as they also deliver an apprenticeship for UK folding bike giant Brompton. The Brentford-based company proved its continued popularity by picking up the Bike Brand BikeBiz Awards prize.

Havering College delivers a wide range of apprenticeships across all sectors, including cycle maintenance. For further information on apprenticeships at Havering College call the Business Services team on 01708 462800 or email EmployerEnquiry@havering-college.ac.uk

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