Monday, April 21, 2008

One Year Old!

Well, who would have thought it, it’s over a year since we launched the Pedicabs in to Hereford! And what a year it’s been!

April was amazing- we picked up the bikes, got them licensed and launched!- April

May- we took our 1000th customer - May

June- was even more amazing – Luke and Adelaide started working for us and we were involved in a Police chase of all things - June we also started having our first chats about running a cargo service.

July- Dazzler started riding for us, a legend in his own time. Ben and I also picked our way through flood water to Bath to pick up our cargo backs - July

August- We launched the trial Pedicargo service and the bikes started to go out with just the lease riders on them. August

September- I met with Hereford’s Director of Environment and discussed the future of how we would work with the Council. Pedicargo started to gain some extra customers. September

October- Pedicargo officially launched, we did plenty of weddings, were on Radio 2 and helped launched a new cycle path in Hereford.

November- We started to think about recycling for businesses, I grew a beard, my brother dressed as a spaceman, we got the first advertising on the bike, took the dame to the pantomime, completed the length of the country in distance of deliveries. It was a year since the first idea.

December – Christmas party! December

January- We put the finishing touches to the campaign to Launch recycling and had some really exciting talks with some very important people! January

February – We delivered our 10’000th item of cargo, took on two new riders, ran a trial recycling scheme and took delivery of a new bike! February

March – Trade waste recycling started, we took delivery of a new bike and we doubled the size of our depot- March


We became a year old! And many other things, we’ve been in some really exciting talks recently with the Local Authority and the NHS. Our recycling programme has been such a success that Luke has started riding for us 3 days a week just on recycling. We take tonnes of paper, cardboard and plastic each week from local businesses.

We have 7 riders now and have delivered over 14’000 items of Cargo since August. Our Pedicabs are still going strong and survived the winter, literally 1000’s of people have used them now (over 10 thousand), with hundreds stepping aboard each weekend.

We’ve saved 1000’s of miles worth of emissions and enabled the general public and business to have access to affordable and accessible sustainable green travel and logistics solutions.

So I guess you could say that it has been an interesting year. We think so. The thing is that we only feel like we’ve just got going. This time next year who knows where we will be…

Thanks for all of your support, we can’t wait to see what happens next!

Will, Ben, Ad, Luke, Daz, Matt and Tom