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Andrew Talyor and his son Daniel   Picture: Velo-City
Andrew Talyor and his son Daniel Velo-City

Eco-friendly cargo bike service is "safe and secure"

Free trial is open to Glasgow businesses who want to be green

An eco-friendly cargo delivery company is reaching out to businesses in the West End.

Velo-City is offering a free trial to anyone who is interested in working with the service - and the trial is on Clean Air Day on June 16.

The Glasgow-based company was set up by Andrew Taylor last year.

He said: “I set up the business in 2021 eager to demonstrate how safe, secure, sustainable and satisfying it is for businesses to take advantage of e-cargo bike deliveries.”

'Specialised'

With a load capacity of 100kg and a specialised aluminium trailer, Andrew delivers a wide range of goods including bottles, barrels, medicines, marketing materials, artworks, and antiques.

Andrew Taylor and his son Daniel
Andrew Taylor and his son Daniel

By choosing Velo-City cargo bike delivery, he says businesses are choosing “less traffic and cleaner air, giving your customers a positive choice and a guilt-free experience”.

Eco delivery is a growing trend. Barclays said recently nine out of ten (91%) British retailers are planning to invest in eco delivery.

John Bynorth of Environmental Protection Scotland is co-ordinating Clean Air Day in Scotland.

He said: “Cargo bikes are now commonplace in Scotland’s towns and cities.

I set up the business in 2021 eager to demonstrate how safe, secure, sustainable and satisfying it is for businesses to take advantage of e-cargo bike deliveries.”

Andrew Taylor

“Seeing so many of them back on our streets is a sure sign of a green economic recovery.

“They are air pollution busters, delivering goods and services and, at the same time, helping improve air quality for pedestrians and cyclists.”

He said: “With so many deliveries being made every single minute across Scotland, the cargo bike sector has an important part to play in improving air quality and helping businesses achieve net-zero climate change targets.”

On Thursday June 16, Velo-City is offering 10 businesses in Glasgow a free trial with delivery within a three-mile radius of the city centre for a load of up to 100kg, the equivalent of 85 bottles of wine or a giant Panda bear.

'Cargo bikes are now commonplace in Scotland’s towns and cities'
'Cargo bikes are now commonplace in Scotland’s towns and cities'

“I’m hoping lots of businesses in my home city of Glasgow will take me up on this offer and sample first-hand how efficient and cost effective my delivery service is.

“They’ll also be joining a network working to make things better for their customers and the planet.

'Positive difference'

“I always wanted to do something that made a positive difference, involved my love of cycling and to have a more active role in my eight-year-old son’s life.

“Starting Velo-City ticked every box. The time was right, and I wish I’d done it sooner.”

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