World class bicycle technician training since 2014


About Us

Torq Zone Academy is South Africa’s very first and only Bicycle Training Centre of Excellence which has partnered with the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) UK to present Cytech technical training exclusively in South Africa.


To make the Learner the best Bicycle Technician they can be by offering a wide-range of market-relevant, well-designed, and top-quality  training programmes.


To remain the South African market champion and leader in the formal and in-formal training of bicycle mechanics.


  • Lifelong Learning.
  • Learner Centered.
  • Integrity.
  • Leadership.
  • Passion.

What makes us the Bicycle Training Centre of Excellence?

  • National Qualification Accreditation.
  • International Cytech Technical Accreditation.
  • Fully Equipped, World-Class Training Facility.
  • Fully Qualified Trainers.
  • Commitment to the Bicycle Mechanic Occupation.

The Academy was founded by a pair of cyclists who are committed to ensuring training-related standards in the bicycle maintenance and repair industry are embedded.

Graeme Stickells – Co-founder, Managing Director & Facilitator

Graeme studied Education, Training and Development through the University of Johannesburg and has been involved in some form of training through most of his adult career.

Graeme completed his Cytech technical bicycle technician training through PJCS Cycle Training, an accredited site, in the United Kingdom.

Dirk Oerlemans – Co-founder

Dirk studied Management Accounting through the University of Stellenbosch and has been involved in the cycling industry since 2012.