Welcome to CYCLEDELIK ® franchise section.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, then read on. We also encourage you to apply and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us on +443331230500 Option4:
- Have you been made redundant recently or perhaps your contract has ended?
- Are you looking for a change of career or perhaps a part time job to complement your income; or simply looking for a job not only to keep you busy but a job that is also rewarding and satisfying?
- Are you desperate to find a job with no gender or ethnic discrimination?
- Do you enjoy working on your own and occasionally as part of a team?
- Are you looking for a job where the results of your hard work are seen and appreciated immediately?
- Are you a parent and struggling to find a job that is flexible enough to enable a fair work/life balance?
- Are you fed-up of working for others and not being recognised for all your hard work and efforts?
- Is your current work environment simply not suited to you but lack the confidence or knowledge to apply for our franchise?
- Do you wish you worked somewhere where no two days are the same?
- Do you love a challenge but nothing out there seems to deliver….?
Then look no further! Whether you are changing career with no prior cycle repair know how or wishing to expand your existing knowledge then CYCLEDELIK ® could be the answer.
Our franchise is designed to suit most applicants from complete beginners to actual bicycle technicians. Successful applicants will be introduced and welcomed into our group and should expect the following:
Day1: Induction at HQ
- Legalities & Finances
- Understanding how and were you fit within the organisation
- Understanding how our Co-op franchise model work
- Understanding how the accounting system work
- Understanding how the booking system work
- Understanding CYCLEDELIK in-house training programme
- How to access business support available 24/7
- How to use business contacts using our intranet
- How to use the franchise manual
Day2: Training at HQ
- H&S training
- Customer care training
- Time management training
- Communication training
- IT training
- How to complete the online service record sheet step by step (Back and front end)
- How to print a service record
- General cycle knowledge and skills training
- Understanding and navigating technical data and supplier forms
- Useful business data, how to use it and look after it
Day3: Hands on
- Workshop training including POS use
- Managing and ordering stock
- Warehouse, demo & hire bikes tour and introductions
- How to master the art of being a CYCLEDELIK ® mechanic
Days 4 & 5: Going out in one of the busiest and most exciting cities in the world: London!
- Getting your van ready if it is available!
- Go out with the best for hands on practice either in your own van or in one of the Mechanics/Franchisees van.
Please be sure you arrange for your own accommodation Monday to Saturday
The starting salary as a novice Mobile Bicycle Mechanic Gross/pa is from £6,500* and up to £95,000+ as a full time, fully fledged, experienced and qualified mobile cycle, eBike and Cargobike mechanic working from a fully kitted out mobile van with 5 years + full time experience behind her or him. This is only possible with honesty, good listening & learning skills, hard work, dedication, the back-up and support of CYCLEDELIK ® and the brilliant and dedicated team behind it.
*Earnings are dictated by experience and the hours put in.
How to apply?
The process is very simple and takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete. It is all online and accessible 24/7. All you have to do is to follow the links below one at a time (twice in total):
Step1: Complete the NDA (This is a legally binding Non-Disclosure Agreement between CYCLEDELIK LIMITED and yourself. A secret document, meaning that you say nothing to anyone about what we teach you!)
Step 2: Complete the questionnaire (Please answer this honestly and to the best of your knowledge. There are no right or wrong answers and if you are not sure just say so:))
Management team is notified immediately when you have completed your application once signed and completed using a valid email address! We will contact you shortly* after to inform you if your application has been successful or not**.
*We are closed for business in August, and for 3 weeks between Christmas and New Year.
**We recruit yearly between September and January ready for training in February/March. Applications outside the recruitment window may be considered but are usually looked at during the recruitment window (SEP-JAN).
Franchise cost and lease options?
The franchise cost depends on how you wish to operate and is made out of the following:
Base cost (What all franchisees have to pay. One off payment or over 5, 10, 15 or 20 years at 18% APR variable) = £25,000.00 + vat. That is as low as £28.80 a week including VAT!
Management fees (Paid yearly): Disclosed upon signing the NDA agreement. They are fair, reasonable and based on income (Not fixed!).
Mobile unit cost fully kitted (Paid in one go without interest or over 5, 10, 15 or 20 years at 18% APR variable) = VAN £50,000.00 + vat
- For an eBike £10,000.00 + vat a choice of Riese & Muller, Urban Arrow or Triobike.
Need a VAN
Owning outright is likely to be the best option if you want to reduce your weekly costs. However, it typically has the highest upfront cost as you have to purchase the vehicle all at once.
If you have a lump sum of money you can invest in purchasing your vehicle and envisage being part of the #MobileBicycleMechanics franchise for the next few years, this is likely to be the cheapest option.
It’s fine to buy a second-hand mobile unit - and these can be cheaper than buying a brand new one. However, you should be confident in the condition of the van and be sure that it will last you as well as being an eligible van that will be accepted by our #MobileBicycleMechanics App. It’s also worth checking to see if the vehicle will be impacted by any charges, such as charges into Ultra Low Emissions Zones, which some cities are introducing.
To see which vans you can drive on the Uber app in your city, click here.
Vehicle requirements in the UK
Which van is right for you? Make sure it meets CYCLEDELIK van requirements in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and other cities in the UK, and remember that you’ll make more money if you keep your costs low.
Your vehicle must-haves
Model year 5 years or less than any current year or new for London and 10 years or or less than any current year or new for everywhere else in the UK
Minivan or High roof van green or white
Good condition with no cosmetic damage
CYCLEDELIK branding in black against white for specialist mobile units and white against green for anything else
All vehicles must comply with low emission regulations
Electric option is preferred
Additional London vehicle policies and conditions apply
TfL Age & Condition Policy:
Vehicles included are:
Small vans (weighing up to and including 1.205 tonnes unladen weight)
Larger vans, (over 1.205 tonnes unladen weight up to and including 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight)
Minimum emission standards
Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6
The ULEZ is enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age, however:
All new diesel vans sold from September 2016 should meet the Euro 6 standard
All petrol vans registered with the DVLA from January 2006 meet the Euro 4 standard
Check your vehicle registration document to see your vehicle's Euro emission standard or NOx emissions. If these are not listed then use TFL ULEZ vehicle checker.
One way to purchase a vehicle is on finance. Typical finance deals will allow you to own a vehicle whilst paying for it monthly over a 3-5 year period.
Generally, you pay a deposit up front and then a monthly payment to the financing company. At the end of the period, you own the vehicle fully. It avoids needing a large amount of cash up front but can also be an economic way of owning a vehicle.
One potential barrier is that many financing companies require you to have a minimum credit score - and if your credit score is low they will either charge a high deposit and higher interest rate, or not offer finance at all. You’ll also need to sign a contract that will commit you to paying the monthly payment and following their terms.
Flexi-leasing and flexi-buy, also known as Rent to Buy, are halfway between a finance product and a rental or lease product. They allow you to own the vehicle at the end of the finance period (typically 3 years), but also allow you to return the product (like a rental) if it’s not working out for you. Because of this additional flexibility, it is a more expensive option than financing. There are companies that offer these to CYCLEDELIK partner-mechanics because of the appeal of flexibility. Some offers include insurance, maintenance and servicing as well as licensing the vehicle.
They also tend to offer deals to those with lower credit ratings - and so if this is an issue, then worth checking it out.
What is the difference? Flexi-Buy is a hire-purchase agreement where you keep the van at the end of the contract as don’t have to make a final lump sum payment (balloon payment); Flexi-Lease has a lower weekly payment, but you have the option to pay a lump-sum (balloon payment) at the end of the contract to own the vehicle otherwise you hand it back.
An easy way to think of leasing is a long-term rental. You commit to a longer-term contract that you cannot break (usually from 6 months up to 3 years) and the vehicle comes with servicing and maintenance. Insurance is usually offered also.
Leasing is a great way to reduce the weekly costs when compared to renting without committing to owning a vehicle. It’s also great for those that like driving a new van and would like to trade in their vehicle for a new van every few years. Although this of course means that you always have to make leasing payments as you never own the car at the end of the contract with a long-term lease.
Rental is the most flexible option - some providers in the market will rent with the minimum commitment of a week. They will typically require a deposit (around £250-500) and generally charge every week, for the week ahead. Many rental vans include insurance and maintenance, so in most cases that is one extra cost you will not need to account for.
We regularly survey partners to understand how much they are paying in the market. A typical Crafter, slightly used (1-3 years), is on average about £250pw. However, there are cheaper vehicles in the market if you look to go for non-Hybrids like the Peugeot boxer or Ford transit as low as £185pw (including insurance).
Renting can be a good option for anyone new to #MobileBicycleMechaincs who wants to try it out. However, if you are enjoying it, you can look to move to owning / financing as this will mean you are paying less for your vehicle and will be better off in the long term.
Renting a van does not have to be fully kitted out and the mobile bicycle mechanic partner may operate from the van for smaller jobs and collect and return for bigger jobs. Vans must not be branded. Higher deposits and costs are associated with rentals to cover our business costs in keeping the highest level of service for our customer. Full terms and condition are revealed once the NDA is signed online. And completing the above questionnaire under 'How to apply'.
Prerequisite terms and conditions apply and discussed once NDA is signed.
We wish you the best of luck and we look forward to receiving your application!
Google customer reviews:
"Superb customer service and professional work carried out by Rachid and his team. I'm glad I was introduced to them by a local friend when he said Cycledelik are one of the best in Acton.
They've taken great care and delicate work with my bikes over the years and I routinely ask them for help and a MOT-like service to ensure they're running optimally and at their best.
I also requested them to build a bespoke mountain bike a while back and they did it effortlessly and without any problems by coming to me without any surprises or unexpected premiums. No complaints and I haven't been let down by them so far. Keep up the good work, Cycledelik."
"I have been using Cycledelik for over two years now and belong to one of their membership schemes. My bikes are scheduled for frequent check ups and are kept in the best condition which minimizes issues while on the road. However, when something does go wrong the team is very flexible and reliable to help you out. They come on site to where you are and carry a wide stock of bike parts to quickly get your riding again.
I think the best part of this is that they come to you. So when I commute to work they can visit my office to replace a flat. They also come to my home in greater London to carry out service on the whole families bikes.
The value of the membership has paid for itself many times over in convenience alone. Plus service is always with a smile."
"Always helpful, prompt and professional - we have a cargo trike that gets good care"
Freeindex customer reviews:
"Communicative, friendly, knowledgeable service. Right on time and quickly repaired and serviced my bike. Will definitely use again."
"Absolutely brilliant service. On time, knowledgeable and so helpful. Great work on my knackered bike. Mended my gears, fitted a new seat and did thorough safety check. Back on the road in no time. Thank you so much."