Brought by Bike Directory

The Brought by Bike Directory is a recent initiative thought up by bike enthusiast Helena Downy. Living in a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) and realizing how quiet and peaceful everyday live could be without the constant disturbance from rat-run traffic and delivery vans Helena sought out businesses using Cargo Bike for deliveries with the aim of promoting them within their communities.

The result was a directory of businesses throughout the UK that have embraced the concept of local bike delivery.

Butcher's delivery bike
Bell & Son’s Delivery Bike (Bermondsey, London). Just one of the many businesses listed

The directory includes a range of diverse and interesting business ideas, including:

  • A craft beer retailer based in Colchester
  • A window cleaner in South West London
  • A Southampton based supplier of fruit and vegetable boxes
  • A mobile bookshop in Manchester
  • A Bristol-based bakery
  • A bike-based taxi and delivery service operating in Coventry
  • An Indian food delivery service in Bath
  • An Edinburgh-based Italian cocktail bar
  • A plumber working in and around the Dorchester and Weymouth area
  • A lunch delivery service in Leeds

If you have a business that uses a bike instead of a van then you can be listed for a free and, aside from connecting you with like-minded customers, it can also be a great way of promoting your services for free.

There are currently over 250 UK businesses listed and the directory is growing by the day.

See Also
Cargo Bike Based Mobile Outside Broadcast Unit
The Bike Bureau
Electric assist trike
Electric Trikes