Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Launch of Recycling Scheme very soon...

Hereford Pedicargo Launch Inner City Recycling Scheme!

Since the launch of Pedicargo in August we have moved over 8000 items of freight and clocked up 1000's of emission free miles, our new goal is to make recycling affordable and accessible to all local businesses. In Hereford it’s really hard to recycle trade waste, in fact a lot of trade waste goes to landfill. We want to start with businesses close to town and then expand.

If you are a business close to town we can offer the following solution:

Recycling of waste paper - £1 per 15kg bag (supplied by Hereford Pedicargo)
Secure shredding and recycling - £1 per 15kg bag (supplied by Hereford Pedicargo)
Recycling of cardboard and newspaper - £5 per cage/pro rata
Recycling of plastic films - £1 per bag (supplied by Hereford Pedicargo)
Free recycling of ink cartridges if you are using our recycling schemes

Orange Council waste bags cost £1.14 each, go to landfill and are set to rise in price, we are cheaper for your business and better for the environment.

Throughout February we're asking businesses to get in touch who might be keen on being involved in our scheme. We'll come and have a chat and drop a free collection bag and questionnaire to you. Then when we have a good idea of demand we will launch officially in March.

If you think we can be of help feel free to email or give me a call - 07718320195

Below are some frequently asked questions and answers that might help you with any initial queries.

I hope this has been of interest to you and I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Will Vaughan
Rider and Director
Hereford Pedicabs and Cargo


What counts as waste paper?

Mixed Paper
Plain White Paper
Coloured Paper
Cream and White Card
Printed Paper
White Envelopes Windowed/Non Widowed
Paper based product thin enough to tear
Staples in paper are ok

What can’t I put in with the waste paper?

Metal – paper clips, binders
Brown envelopes
Grey Card

How does the paper get collected?

We deliver paper sacks, we pick them up weekly and charge you monthly.

What counts as Carboard and Newspaper?

Corrugated Cardboard
Grey Card
Brown Paper
Brown Envelopes
Telephone Directories

How does the cardboard get collected?

Collected Bundles – Cost - £5 per full bike cage/pro rata cost – picked up weekly - Invoiced monthly

What counts as Plastic Film?

Polythene film
See through plastic film of all colours
Bubble wrap
See through plastic packaging

How does the plastic film get collected?

We deliver plastic sacks, we pick them up weekly and charge you monthly.

What can I Secure Shred?

Mixed Paper
Plain White Paper
Coloured Paper
Cream and White Card
Printed Paper
White Envelopes Windowed/Non Windowed
Paper based product thin enough to tear
Staples in paper ok

What can’t I Secure Shred?

Metal – paper clips, binders
Brown envelopes
Grey Card

How does the Secure Shredding get collected?

We deliver paper sacks, we pick them up weekly and charge you monthly.

Are we close enough to town to use your scheme?

A good guide is the Council Mini Map , if you are on it, there's a good chance we can help you out - http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/docs/Hfd_Mini_map_07_(copyright).pdf

What are your rates for moving freight and how far do you go?

See the map in the last question!

And here are our rates!:

Size of load:
· Small (up to an A4 Box or equivalent) - £4.00

· Medium (up to 3 x A4 boxes or equivalent) - £6.00

· Large (up to 6 x A4 boxes or equivalent) - £8.00

· Larger loads (up to 250kgs) - See contract work

Extra charges:

· Urgent delivery (Within 2 hours, often much quicker!) / Timed delivery - £2.00

Specialist Services:

· Contract work - £25.00/hour pro rata

· Multi-drop - from £2.00 per drop
· Local post considered for £2.00 per drop
· Signed on receipt service if required
· Email confirmation of delivery if required

If you have a large amount of parcels going to one or more places on a particular day, we’ll charge whatever is cheaper to you. Either the individual cost per item, or a shared cost of ‘Contract Work’ for the vehicle.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Around the world on a penny farthing

This guy has been going a few years now, incredible journey. Well worth a read.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Hill Training Days

Even pedicab riders need to get training! Today I went with good friends of Hfd Pedicabs, Rob and Chris for a run in the Brecon Beacons.

The wind was gusting and the rain was slamming but we made good time up and down the hills, here's a wet Rob and I on the top of Pen y fan, Chris's dog Izzy is in the foreground, she's a better runner than any of us.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Almost time to launch the recycling scheme

It's been a little while coming, but that's because we've had so much stuff to sort out for it.

We are licensed waste carriers now (bin men) and just have a couple of other tiny bits to tidy up. On the 31st of January we are having some promo stuff in the Hereford Times where we are giving out a free trial of how we are going to do recycling. The whole of February is going to be about getting customers keen and onboard!

Just for now we thought you'd like to see what the whole shebang looks like..

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hit and miss

Sometimes when I'm out riding I always feel a little hit and miss with the traffic, do they see you, have they any idea how fast your going, will they indicate, are they fiddling with the radio, are the windows misted up, have they scraped the ice off the car. All that sort of stuff. Today could have been better for things like that.

Frosty morning, no one can see out of car, bright day, no one can see because of sun shining bah, if they want to hit a cyclist maybe they should try this!:HIT A CYCLIST! Post your high scores.. 944 to beat..

It must be frustrating for car drivers, they sit in this all day:

Oh well, maybe they'll use a bike a bit more this year

Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pedicargo Sailing

Today was a tough day, lots and lots of wind, lots and lots of rain. You see the thing about the pedicargo bike is that it's not that heavy but it is very big, so instead of punching through the wind it, well, it practically goes backwards.

So riding today has been a bit like sailing, diving through the built up areas when I'm heading into the wind to avoid being blown of course and then shooting back along the big open roads when the winds behind me, rain stinging my face.

I'll make a sea dog yet!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Be honest be green and have fun, it works!

Another great day at the start of what looks to be a great week for Pedicabs, Pedicargo and the yet to be named recycling scheme!

Met with the Hereford Times today who have given us some free space to promote the cargo scheme, free trials and that sort of thing, also they are looking at putting the weekly headlines on the sides of the recycling bike!

Plenty of meetings this week, most of them about recycling!

It's going to be a good year.

And if you are wondering what the photo is about, I'm making a diary of my year, one photo that sums up each day, this was todays. Nice fast riding on a cold day, lovely stuff!


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Great start to the year!!

Bit of a funny one this because we cant really say too much about some of the really great things that are happening to Pedicabs at the moment. They are a secret, don't panic, all will be revealed in due course, it looks like it is going to be a brilliant year!

On top of the things that we cant really tell you about it wont be long until we release our Recycling scheme, we're looking for a name for the project so feel free to post a comment if you have one. We are pretty full on with this scheme, currently we are awaiting some licensing and as soon as that's gone through we are pretty much ready to start the trial!

Businesses in Hereford will be able to embark on recycling their paper, card and plastic film with us. What's better is it will cost them less than it costs to pay the Council to take it to landfill. It's kind of why it's taking us so long to get it going, lots of things to sort out, all very exciting though!

Other new things include a proposed inter industrial estate same day postal loop, we are working on it! Also the cabs are going from strength to strength, advertising on board and sticker schemes running!

All that and it's only the 3rd. In fact 318 is the date today, that's also the number of a friend of mines house - the 318 club. We celebrated that today.

So, so far, so good, I think this is going to be our year!

Oh, before I forget, I just found out about these guys vegware shame I couldn't tell you all before all of those Christmas parties!


Tuesday, January 1, 2008


HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you from all of us!



Hold on tight, it's going to be an exciting one!