FRIENDS! UNFORTUNATELY BECAUSE OF rUSSIA’S DASTARDLY ATTACK ON UKRAINE, OUR PLANS TO RESTART THE SCHOOL OF BIKE MECHANICS ARE AGAIN POSTPONED. FOLLOW OUR NEWS.
“Personnel decide everything!”. Today, we do not write about politics, which owns these words, today we are writing about the meaning of these words for bike propagation entire country. Today we announce the opening of the first Ukrainian school of bicycle mechanics!
Our school has been operating since 2014 and has already graduated more than 550 students who have learned how to repair and maintain their bicycles, repair friends’ bicycles, got a job in our network or with colleagues in the market, and also started their own business or became our franchise partners. And now for more details.
Previously, we, as the first and largest bike rental and repair network in Ukraine, often had to face the problem of personnel, namely the lack of qualified specialists to work in our service departments. We literally had to raise our bicycle mechanics ourselves, so that the bike repairs in our repair centers were of high quality. Therefore, the main goal of its existence was the bicycle mechanic school puts, first of all, the training of qualified workers in the field of bicycle service and repair.
Separate master classes. The school also will be held an additional free and paid master classes for tuning and repairing bicycles. If you have suggestions for topics of master classes, please let us know: Desired master classes
The advantages of our bike mechanics school:
our students receive in addition to the theoretical also practical knowledge and skills. Students do not just look at how the teacher explains and shows how to repair the bike on the stand, but also perform practical tasks themselves;
together with the teacher the students are working on the problem points and “pitfalls” in the repair and maintenance of bicycles, which are known only to experienced mechanics;
students have access to a “real bikes”, “live instrument” and exhibits on the stands, where they directly own hands may feel all the consequences of improper repairs of bicycles, and understand how it should look like the work of real mechanics and get good experience
students receive the right to buy professional tools for bicycle workshop Park Tool, as well as Birzman with the significant discount, and buy discounted professional lubricants from the Dutch company Cyclon
to students with excellent proven bike mechanics side will be given the priority in employment in the service centers and shops of Veliki.ua.
“170 acres is a huge territory to just easily walk around!” say those who already have visited Mezhyhirya — the residence of the 4th president of Ukraine. But as we have been saying, the bike is the best way to move, it has a great future and it doesn’t care about 6-meter fences 🙂 As a result, cycling has reached the place that recently was unavailable even for all-seeing paparazzi and journalists.
Veliki.ua had organized bicycle rent at the main entrance to the Mezhyhirya territory on 22nd and 23rd of February. Certainly there was not enough bikes, because too many people wanted to use them. Bike rent from veliki.ua at Mezhyhirya was absolutely free those days. Several bikes were temporarily rented at no charge to commandants of Mezhyhirya for providing administrative functions to preserve and keep the complex territory in appropriate state.
Starting from 24th of February bike rent at Mezhyhirya works on commercial terms. The rental works every day from 09:00 till 17:00 seven days a week. At the rental you can take both mounting bikes and city bikes, as well as tandem. Payment for the rent of bikes is taken for every 30 minutes that cost 25 UAH. We also offer paid cycling tours around the residence. Two-hour tour will cost you 160 UAH per person. If you wish to take a ride, you should register in advance by phone number 050-388-27-13.
Veliki.ua as a representative of small business have always been responsible to citizens of Ukraine. We undertake to send a part of income we get from the bicycle rent at Mezhyhirya to families of people, who were killed or injured in the incidents at Kyiv centre.
If you want to join our voluntary initiative you can come to the central entrance to Mezhyhirya and rent a bike.
Veliki.ua also asks you to stay civilized and keep off the grass. Don’t throw your litter out and don’t try to take something as a souvenir.
We rent rooms at the hotel for your bikes. Season 2023-2024 SPA”, oiling, “massage” and other wellness treatments for your bike depending on the package or extra payment. (Kyiv, Odesa)
…We ride on it on parks, roads, mud. Throw it in the grass, on asphalt and drove on his “hump” heavy bags and ourselves. He served us this season faithfully! It’s time to take care of it, and send it to relax, improve its health, so that next season he did not disappoint us. Balcony for him is not the place of which he dreamed, carrying you. He wants the hotel: to relax, to catch up on sleep, as it should, to have his teeth, gear and his massive beautiful chain s brushed, rubbed his “body” with oil and made a massage of pedals. But to say seriously, now we present you with our service…
Responsible / seasonal storage of bicycles
Autumn is the time for the rainy and cool weather. There is no longer possible as often ride a bike as in the summer, and with the onset of winter we will need to forget on the bike at least until mid-March. The cycling season for most bike users came to an end, and in this period arises the question of bicycle storage. Not everyone has the ability to store the bike in a garage or other separate space, and, as a rule, he finds his temporary peace in the hallway or at the balcony of the apartment, or even at a common stairwell. But here lies the danger for your “iron horse.” When you store a bicycle not in proper conditions is fraught with consequences – a chain, and the stars are “red” of rust, deteriorate tires, deteriorating basic units of the bike. In addition, the recent increase in thefts of bicycles with common balconies, and most of us usually refers to property insurance with skepticism.
For «Veliki» cycling season also came to an end, and we are also worried about the safety and efficiency of our Bike Park, which is more than 650 “horses”. As responsible owners, we have developed a program for seasonal / winter storage of bicycles and offer you to join it. If you are worried about the “fighting capacity” of your two-wheeled friend in the new cycling season, feel free to contact us!
In previous years, we conducted a market research and a survey of our regular customers regarding the “winter / seasonal bicycle storage” service and made conclusions about the key advantages of storage here:
We really have a spacious warm warehouse for storing bicycles, and not a garage, utility room or just the territory of the store.
All client and our rental bikes are stored in boxes and, therefore, they do not scratch each other and do not dust.
We insure all bicycles in case of fire, theft, flood and other unforeseen circumstances (insurance is included in the cost of storage).
We do sign a storage agreement, where all conditions are stated, and are fully responsible for the safety of your property.
We offer Full Bike Maintenance for storage from just 249 UAH and provide a 15% discount on spare parts and accessories necessary for Maintenance.
This is not the first year that we have been providing the Responsible / Seasonal Storage of Bicycles service, we have extensive experience in this field, and our regular customers have been with us for many years.
On our site you can read real reviews from our customers.
We offer only what we use ourselves, since our entire rental fleet is stored out of season in these conditions.
from 2,95 UAH per 1 day of storage of children’s bicycle;
from 6,60 UAH per 1 day of storage of an adult bicycle;
no more problems, inconvenience and anxiety due to the lack of free space on the narrow and cold balcony, in the hallway of apartment, cottage or unheated garage and unsafe storage in the stairwell or common corridor;
now the insurance has a headache for the safety of your bike;
on the expiry date, you get your bike clean and well-groomed and oiled.
Tariffs for safekeeping of bicycles, season 2023-2024:
We introduce a single tariff for bicycle storage – only 200 UAH/month without time limits! Leave more than 2 months, get a discount! Keep your bikes year-round!
Adult bicycle (FROM 20″)
Children bicycle (UP TO 20″)
Scooter, electric scooter**
Storage cost, 1 month
from 90 UAH
from 2,95 UAH/day
Minimum storage period
Storage cost when paying 6 months
from 450 UAH
from 2,50 UAH/day
Storage in the store with the possibility of picking up on any day (without packaging, conservation, diagnostics)
For regular customers
Storage for 3 bicycles/scooters
Forced migrants (it is necessary to show documents confirming this)
Tariff package “Veliki.Safe.Friends”
5th bike is stored for FREE
Tariff package “Veliki.Safe.Business”
* The higher cost of storing e-bicycles is associated with proper storage, periodic inspection and recharging to the correct level of the e-bike battery. ** Important! The bike or scooter is accepted for storage complete with a charger.
What includes custody service?
Diagnostics on the serviceability of a bicycle
Conservation bicycle components
Packing a bike in an individual box
Storage in an area protected from the environment
Bicycle insurance for the entire storage period
Storage in the store is storing your bike like a parking lot, for example. You simply take/lease your bike to our managers, it is stored in the store (diagnostics, preservation and packing are not included in this package), and you pick it up when, if and for how long you want. The length of storage and number of pickups of the bike is irrelevant. You simply put the bike in the “parking lot” at our store.
Tariff plan “Veliki.Safe.Business” Are u doing the same or another form of bike business as we do? Then you, our colleagues, and as no one else understands the need to keep the park in working condition for the next season. With you, we are ready to discuss even more loyal conditions for the storage of bicycles out of cycling season! Please contact the above contacts. We are ready for dialogue.
Extra charge services
The cost of a full bike maintenance
-30% (upon delivery before 01.12.2023)
Discount for maintenance parts
Delivery/collection of bicycles
Only for our customers Full bike maintenance with a 30% discount (subject to the bike delivery before 12/01/2023).
It’s profitable. In the season, the cost of full maintenance starts from 800 UAH, we offer 30% cheaper.
It’s comfortable. When the next season opens and everyone rushes to the workshops to repair their wicks, you will be ready to ride. No queues or expectations for weeks.
It is economical. When conducting a full MOT with us, you get a 15% discount on the necessary spare parts and accessories for repairing your bike.
You can also order delivery/fence of the bike. Our courier will arrive at a convenient time for you, tell you all the conditions, draw up documents on the spot and pick up your bike (s). Individual bike delivery one way – 500 UAH.
But! This year, we introduce a profitable delivery. Bicycle fence on Saturdays is only 300 UAH. Do not rush anywhere on Saturday, want to stay longer at home and save money? Great, call our courier on Saturday.
What you need to do to use the service “Seasonal bicycle storage”?:
It is enough to send us a request for safekeeping in the e-mail [email protected] or call
As agreed with you, our courier will come to you, at your place to execute documents and take your bike; Or, at the agreed time in advance, you will come to us with the bike at the following addresses: