Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pedicargo might be recruiting...

Hereford Pedicargo are potentially recruiting a part time post in the near future. We're not 100% certain at the moment but we need to be ready if we go ahead with the work. If it does go ahead the job will start in mid September. 

2.5 hours per day Monday to Friday 10:00 - 12:30
There is a chance that this may be extended to include other contract and adhock work. £8 per hour. 

Hereford Pedicargo does collections and deliveries of all sorts of things by bike in Hereford. 

To be considered for the post send an email with your c.v to accompany the letter with a couple of paragraphs about why you want to work for us. 

Applicants need to be 18+ it helps if you are; fit, keen on bikes, able to work on your own or in a team, handy to have about and it definitely helps to have a good sense of humour and enjoy a bit of bad weather. 

Do NOT reply by commenting on this post, we need all the applications to go to the same place. We'll get tonnes of applicants so make yourself stand out.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Community owned cargo bikes in Hereford

So to add a little to what we are doing with our company and to what we see happening in places in Europe we want to see if it is possible to make cargo bikes (large capacity bicycles) accessible to the general public in Hereford. Maybe in other places to if the scheme works.

It looks like we have some support from a few folk in Hereford so to get the ball rolling we are going to do a couple of local events where we can bring the idea to the general public and get their thoughts.

On of them will be in High Town on Saturday the 13th, we'll have a bike there and some questions to ask people. Then the following Monday we're chairing a talk at the local h:energy festival at the Courtyard Hereford.

Community owned cargo bikes for inner city Hereford?

About the Event or Activity
Join Will Vaughan from Hereford Pedicabs and Cargo as he joins New Leaf to discuss his proposal for community-owned cargo bikes (bicycles with large carrying capacity) for the city. The idea is already popular on the continent, and could be part of the solution for Herefordshire's future transport needs. Come and join the discussions and help shape this exciting new project proposal for locally owned, community operated cargo bikes. This event is part of an afternoon and evening of Transport related discussions, film and talks. Please check event listing for further event details.
Mon, 15/10/2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Event access: 
 The Courtyard is well connected to local transport networks, and has disabled access.
 n/a - although please be aware that seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Contact details for the Event or Activity
Organisation name: 
 Pedicabs with New Leaf
Contact name: 
 Kate Gathercole
Contact email address:


Courtyard Theatre
Edgar Street
Hereford HR4 9JR

European Cycle Logistics Federation

Hereford Pedicabs and Cargo has been asked to join a formative group called the European Cycle Logistics Federation. A link to some of the Euro info

It is supported by Intelligent Energy Europe and the overall aims are to achieve a reduction in energy used in urban freight transport and to also help Cycle Logistics become a credible transport solution.

For us it's a really big thing, it means that the work we have been doing is getting recognised. The plan is for all the companies who are a bit like us throughout Europe to get together and see where our best practice examples can be applied elsewhere. Share what we know works and talk about the things that don't work.

As part of that we are having a think as to how we could bring access to cargo bikes to more people in Hereford and in other places. We even have a few projects up our sleeves..

Great reviews of our tours!

A couple of weeks ago a chap had such a good time on one of our historical tours that it inspired him to read up on some more of Hereford's history. He even sent us some notes!

For the next 5 weekends we'll be running the tours 10-4 from the tourist info centre. They last an hour, can take a maximum of 3 people per pedicab and cost a total of £15.

Get on one!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Old and New

Gemma Williams Photography sent us a cracking shot of one of our guys out working the other day, parked up by no other than Edward Elgar!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hereford in Bloom

Not sure quite how we forgot to tell you about this one, but last month we helped Hereford in Bloom with its bid to win some medals.

We had the chance to run the judges around some bits of the town, it was a wet but great day for everyone!

Bike hire hut

In Hereford you can now rent bikes for the day from a Council / HALO leisure run enterprise based down at the Bishops Meadows. There is a swanky new hut and its worth a look!

We sent a bike down to the grand opening.