Chorlton Bike Deliveries is a newly formed cooperative who believe bikes can be a tool for social change. We are passionate volunteers building a green, clean fair delivery service on South Manchester - please help us expand our fleet so we can offer more alternatives to cars and van.
Expanding our fleet
We'd love to expand our fleet with this Raleigh eTrike. It is waterproof, lockable and has a large cargo capacity. Currently we own 1 eCargo bike and 1 eCargo trike, have 2 trailers and 30 riders, mainly volunteering their time and a few paid hours. We are averaging 600 bike deliveries miles a month with the current fleet. That's 600 miles that may well have been travelled by a fossil-fuel dependent van or car.
This trike has been tried and tested by our riders and a number of our traders and we all think it looks the business, its the modern 'boy on a bike'! We envisage it being branded up and carrying the names of our Crowdfunder sponsors, and attracting more business, particularly business to business contracts, and work in the public sector i.e. NHS and local authority.
The more paid contracts we attract means coop rider members can be paid and we can better support our free-to-the-community deliveries. The more people in our Chorlton and South Manchester area see deliveries by cargo bikes the more it can become a viable option - a choice families, traders and logistic managers can make. One year of CBD has, without doubt, helped build resilience in our community and beyond. We are confident in this chain-reaction of interest, hope and desire to make it a better place. This video say it all! https://youtu.be/dW9OacGSCgE
How will we use the money?
The Raleigh eCargo trike will cost us £6100 to buy, another £800 to brand up, Gold Standard security chain and lock £70, tracker £200, tracker annual subscription £40, maintenance £50, trade warranty service £100, marketing £100, insurance £100, contribution to storage costs £20x52 = £1040 Total £8600
DONATE to make a difference
The money raised through this 'Crowdfunder' will help Chorlton Bike Deliveries expand to better service the business community and have a positive impact on the local economy.
Two of the best testaments are conveyed in the videos above and here are a few more.
'Brilliant idea, especially to support independent shops' Local Resident
'Every message from you makes me smile, hurrah for Chorlton Bike Deliveries' Tess from Our Kid, children's shop
'...such a fab experience! I don't have a car but I still want to help people on my street with their shopping so we tried this out... working perfectly.' Local Resident
'I was so so happy to benefit from a delivery - will use again. I'm shielding and it is a life line. THANK YOU.' Local Resident
'Fantastic innovative scheme highlighting alternatives to driving and volunteering/support for local businesses' Local Resident