Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Workshop: Setting up and running a cycle based delivery business

Workshop: Setting up and running a cycle based delivery business

Recent research has highlighted that 25% of trips within urban areas involve carrying light goods and could easily be transferred from motorised vehicles to cargo bikes. In addition parking fines, delivery deadlines, congested streets, low-emission  and restricted access areas all contribute to making delivery by lorries and vans increasingly difficult.

Cargo bikes have been around for over a century but only recently as our urban landscape changes are we seeing the positive impact they could have on urban logistics.

Topics to be covered include:

  • business planning
  • choosing the right bicycle
  • market research
  • service types
  • pricing & delivery area
  • marketing & promotion
  • potential customers
  • staffing
  • unique selling points
  • set-up and running costs

There will be an opportunity to try out a range of cargo bikes at the Festival
Outspoken Delivery the innovative and successful delivery company based in Cambridge, UK has developed a workshop aimed at individuals and companies interested in setting up and running a cycle based delivery business using cargo bikes.

Workshop Arrangements

When: Sunday 13 April 2014, 10.00 am – 12.00 am

Where: Cultuurspinnerij de Vasim, Winselingseweg 41, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Cost: Free of charge

To reserve a place email: Info @ fietsdiensten.nl

Please note the workshop will be delivered in English. For more information contact: gary.armstrong @ outspokendelivery.co.uk

Outspoken Delivery are one of nine partners involved in the EU funded CycleLogistics project which has been set up to promote the use of cycles for carrying cargo. See www.cyclelogistics.eu for more information.