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Cycling to Improve Eco-Friendly Efforts


Posted by Cags R under Cycling on 24 March 2014 at 12:00 AM

Since the release of the Tribesports Cycling Jerseys last week, we've been experimenting with new ways that Tribesports can provide an Eco-Friendly service!

Cycle Courier

Super express delivery

All last week, we used the team from Control Couriers to deliver cycling jerseys ordered within zones 1 & 2 in London.

As well as thinking this was a great way to get the cycling jerseys out on the road as quickly as possible, there was also an eco benefit to using bike couriers rather than regular postal services. 

The cycle couriers saved us 33.8kg of CO2 from just one week's worth of replacing regular delivery services with couriers!

Innovation Sports Pop-Up

Cargo Bike Market stand

We are the proud training apparel partners of the Innovation Sports race series, they host epic 5, 10 and 15km races throughout the spring and summer. We will be attending the events with lots of Tribesports Performance wear for sale, but we figured we should do something a little different... Rather than using a van and pitching a gazebo, we got in touch with London Green Cycles to come up with a better solution for our first pop-up event.

Cargo Bike Market Stall

To start with, we learnt how to ride this magnificent trike. The cargo bike can transport up to 100kg of cargo at a time, and we put that to the test with plenty of Performance Wear!

Once you've adjusted to the steering, the back pedal coaster brakes and the width of the trike, it really in a great ride.

(Jack A demonstrates his skills out the back of the shop before we have to hit the road!)

Next, it was a 7 mile ride across London to collect stock and get ready for the pop-up the next day:

Waterloo Bridge

Cags R going over Waterloo Bridge, average speed of cargo bike was around 15kmph though was slower in heavy traffic!

Waterloo Bridge Cargo bike

Fully loaded up with great kit, now it was time to get to Clapham Common and set up for the race - everything fitting neatly in the front cargo box (with the umbrella strapped on top) with the only slight issue being the gale force winds threaten to turn the umbrella into a sail!

Cargo Bike Market Stand

Total journey distance: 50km

Carbon emissions: there was some huffing and puffing up a couple of big hills, but our CO2 emissions for the Innovation Sports pop-up were all-human produced!