At Outspoken Cycles, we’re eager to encourage as many individuals, families, and businesses to embrace cycling as much as possible. With Spring in the air, there’s no better time to dust off your saddle and roll out the wheels!

Over the last few months, we’ve witnessed a surge in businesses in Cambridge and Norwich swapping their vans and cars for these two-wheeled wonders by signing up for a FREE 8-week trial, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive!

Robert Hampton, General Manager at Outspoken Cycles, said, “Cargo bikes are increasingly recognised as the great form of transportation that they are. We have seen cargo bikes used to transport a vast array of items, from trees and dog food supplies to refreshing brews for the community. We’re keen to demonstrate that they’re not just for parcels and children. The cargo bike represents a faster, lower maintenance, more user-friendly, and fun way to get around cities. We truly believe that they are the future of transportation.”

Here are some highlights of why cargo bikes are good for business:

Traffic Busters

Navigating heavily congested city streets can be daunting for large vans, often leading to delivery delays. Parking is another concern. Cargo bikes allow quick and easy access to navigate through peak traffic, take shortcuts, access areas cars cannot reach, and deliver directly to your door. Research from the University of Westminster reveals that E-cargo bikes deliver faster than vans in London.

Cost Savings

Running a fleet of vans can be a significant financial burden for businesses when you factor in fuel, maintenance, insurance, and parking fees. Cargo bikes, on the other hand, require minimal upkeep and are cheaper to run, leading to extra savings and increased profit!

Helping Hands to Get You Started: Try Before You Buy Schemes

Choosing the right bike is a significant decision, but local schemes, usually offered by your Council, allow you to try for FREE before you buy. We work with Cambridge County Council and Norfolk County Council and have received great success and feedback from our clients. Saul Press from Beer Hatch simply says, “It’s easy and cheap to go about my daily business.”

Cities Are Gearing Up to Accommodate Cyclists

With companies striving to achieve their net-zero goals, cities are focusing more on creating the right infrastructure to support cyclists by increasing bike lanes, developing safer routes, and providing secure parking in public places.

Downloading the Right Apps

Utilise apps to help with plotting the best routes and keeping your bike safe. Here are the top three apps recommended by Cycling Electric.

Better for You and the Environment

Cycling reduces your carbon footprint and improves your fitness. Here are some wise words from Cycling UK on the benefits of cycling.

Lasting Impression on Customers

Branding your bike allows potential customers to see your business in action, associating it with sustainability and innovation. You’re not just making deliveries but also connections with your local community.

You Won’t Be Alone

If you need advice, don’t hesitate to talk to us or other businesses in Cambridge. You wouldn’t be the only one. See who else has taken the step: Camcycle Business by Bike Directory

And if you’re still not convinced a cargo bike is best for your business, have a read of these articles:

Zedify: How cargo bikes are helping companies achieve net-zero goals

Camcycle: Cargo bikes for business 

City Changers: Pedalling Towards Change: The Case for Cargo Bikes in City Logistics

At Outspoken, we ensure that every cyclist leaves feeling fully confident and with a bike that’s a perfect fit before they buy. We dedicate as much time as needed to run through all the details. We are always happy to help and advise.