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If you were to work in the cycling industry . . .

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dayvo, 23 Jun 2008.

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  1. rider/competitor

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  2. fitness/training

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  3. management

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  4. development/design

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  5. shop: sales/mechanic

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  6. testing

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  7. safety and promotion

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  8. organising cycling holidays/tours/events

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  9. other

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  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    . . . which category would you like to specialise in?


    I would like to organise holidays etc., and become a competent mechanic.
     
  2. Young Un

    Young Un New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    Mechanic/ shop so i can build myself wicked bikes in my same time,
    also would like to help people with choosing their bike soo mechanic/sales:becool:
     
  3. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I did actually work in a friends bike shop then got sacked for alledgedly not tightening up some stabalisers up proper...

    I never forgave him for that !

    It was either 'round' the thread off or 'tight' and I sided with 'tight'. He appeared to want the former... :smile:
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Some form of management would be the most I could hope for. Bit too old to be competitive nowadays.
     
  5. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Development and design or testing. You could have a giant wind tunnel and have Victoria Pendleton testing in it and pretend it's all very important to the design as all the engineers observe :smile:. The fitness side of it might not be too bad either. I think testing would be good.
     
  6. I was nearly a model in the Dawes catalogue for 2008 but my friend who used to work for Dawes, who was organizing the shoot, left. Bummer! I did get asked though!

    I wouldn't want to work with bikes except as a guide in the alps, and that would only be seasonal work...
     
  7. simon l& and a half

    simon l& and a half New Member

    Location:
    Streatham Hill
    I'd love to give my present job up and organise rides and holidays.....but, sadly, there's naff-all money in it, and a lot of people doing it who are really good.

    second choice would be cycle messenger, and I've promised myself that I'll be doing this by the time I'm sixty (in 2010)
     
  8. Graham O

    Graham O New Member


    Wimp :smile:
     
  9. What do you mean, wimp? I can't ski!
     
  10. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I would love to be paid to ride and test out high end road bikes. Just being paid to ride a nice bike will do me. Competing would be the top though. Competing and testing.
    Ahhh the dream:becool::smile:
     
  11. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I would give my right leg to have my own cycling holiday business. I can't imagine a more wonderful job.
     
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Was that the one you broke skiing? :smile:

    I agree completely. It would be a fantastic job! :biggrin:
     
  13. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Yes, it is the manky one. I'm quite protective of my left leg these days.

    We should go into business...you could do Scandinavia, I could do France, Austria and Switzerland.

    'Cyclechat Holidays...'
     
  14. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    "Consultancy" - Follow the money if you don't own the rights*

    Frank Zappa
     
  15. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'

    Indeed! Oh, I'll take Holland, Spain and Greece, as well, if that's OK! :smile: