Tuesday, April 15, 2014

HUGE catch up, we are 7 I suppose.

So it has been too long since I updated this, I guess it'd because we have a company facebook account, which is really easy to update and sort of gets stuff happening on it all the time, no excuse though so for that I apologise!

Straight in with some pretty cool news.. we were 7 on April the 13th. 7 years old, it's pretty bonkers when you think about it, look back through the blog and think about all the other stuff we've done achieved, been up to, people we've moved, people we've met, waste we've recycled, awards we've won, parcels we've delivered and the 1000's of tonnes of carbon we've saved. So yeah, I guess you could say it's been pretty cool, here's to the future!

So what have we been up to...

Well, you probably know but the first bit of the year was wet... really wet.. not too cold, but basically constantly moist. Amusingly one of our cargo boys came up with this contraption:

So lots of water means lots of grease... we go through gt85 like a Bob Monkhouse went through Old Spice, we chuck pints of the stuff about.

And bad weather means broken stuff.

We've been fixing stuff like there is no tomorrow, broken chains, knackered wheels from the state of the roads, and generally constantly keeping on top of things, a few times we've had to rescue guys and deploy the rescue bike.. everyone likes a drama (in hindsight..) and every day is a school day too!

I was lucky enough to get off to Thailand for a mates wedding and saw some pretty cool contraptions.

And I guess the thing about stuff getting broken is we have to push the bikes hard, and it's good to see that couriers have been doing that since 1951!

We've got busier too, more than ever we took a couple of whipper snappers on last week: 

If you didn't know.. we are launching this - www.cargobikehire.com a little sideline to bring the stuff we use to run our business to the realms of the general public. Have a look.

And if you haven't see us on here you might have seen us in the paper:

We've also been flat out with our advertising contracts:

So things are good for us, new staff, new contracts, busier than ever, and things are really picking up for other businesses to, the cargo bike world is going through the roof, its good to be ahead of the curve but we can't wait to have a few more people up here with us!

Until next time..