Air pollution free delivery service

Hastings Cargo Co deliver goods in Hastings & St Leonards by electric cargo bike. 

HOW IT WORKS

We are working with the businesses listed below.

Just place an order with them, either online, over the phone, or in store, and request cargo bike delivery.

We collect and deliver your goods to you, emissions free, by electric cargo bike.

Trinty Wholefoods

Best grocery store in town! Natural, organic, local, Fair trade, wholefoods, fresh fruit and veg, cleaning products and much more.

Delivery Day Friday.

Stooge Coffee

Best grocery coffee in town! Independent speciality coffee shop sourcing coffee from Pharmacie Coffee Roasters.

Delivery Day Friday. 

Dyke & Dean

Contemporary and traditional quality goods, lighting and homeware.

Delivery Day Friday. 

Homeground Kitchen

An exciting weekly-changing menu of global cuisine, cooked with love and delivered to you.

Delivery Day Friday. 

Eel & Bear

The finest beers from the best independent breweries in the UK and beyond

Delivery Day Friday. 

Working with local
small businesses

Many local businesses of all types have been hit really hard by the impact of lockdown, we want to help them get trading again, and we want to avoid more car and van traffic happening as a result.

The impact of diesel and petrol engine air pollution on our air quality is significant. Hastings has an estimated 49 deaths every year resulting from air pollution.

As more people are ordering more things for delivery all the time as a result of Covid 19, we think there is a much better way of doing ‘last mile’ deliveries.

Why we are doing this?

The Covid 19 virus crisis has brought many things into sharp focus. One of these things is our air quality and pollution levels.

We want to help local businesses reach their customers and deliver their goods in a way  that helps us all breathe better air.

Electric cargo bikes have been proved to be an excellent solution for last mile deliveries in towns and cities around the world.

With a carrying capacity of around 100kg, and the speed and ease of use of a bicycle, they have been shown to be more efficient in time than van use in a study by Sainsbury’s in London. 

Also in London is the inspirational company Pedal Me, who have been leading the way with e-cargo bike logistics in the UK for the last 3 years. 

 

OUR DELIVERY AREA 

How we work

We have full public liability insurance, and employers insurance for our riders.

Our riders are trained.

We are a social enterprise, we aim to pay our riders living wage or more as soon as we can. We are a start up trying to do something positive for our town. We are not part of the gig/zero hours economy.

Our hygiene and social distancing protocols are following best practice guidelines.

Want  to work with us
Get in touch

If you have a retail business of any sort that can benefit from delivering goods to your customers in Hastings & St Leonards, please get in touch.

We’re just starting out. We’d love to hear how we could do things better. We’re open to ideas. 

This is a project developed by Bike Lab Hastings, the community bike workshop.

We can’t run our public bike mechanic workshops at the moment, so we are seeking other ways that bicycles can transform our town for the better.