Deploy your fleet 

9 étapes pour se lancer dans la cyclologistique

Cyclelogistics is becoming increasingly popular. While convinced cyclists are getting started, carriers are looking for partners to operate in urban centers that are inaccessible by truck, with a view to greening their fleets. 

What is cyclelogistics ?

To start off, it is important to learn more about cyclelogistics and understand its challenges and opportunities.
page dedicated to cyclelogistics to learn more about it.

For what type of flow ?

Not everything can be transported by bike. 

Cyclelogistics is very effective for flows that require a high degree of flexibility, such as parcels, fresh or frozen products, bulk goods or meals. The strength of the bicycle is its speed in urban traffic and its ability to adapt to any circumstances. It is the ideal tool for making several deliveries in a single round.

Delivery of pallets and large packages is also possible with the BicyLift trailer.  In the context of the outsourcing of the last mile by large companies, the delivery of pallets by bicycle makes sense in urban areas where delivery by traditional carriers is difficult.

Find you ideal hub

To implement urban bicycle logistics, it is necessary to have premises close to the city centre. These premises are commonly called micro-hubs, or urban logistics spaces (ULS).

For long distances, goods are transported by truck, train or boat. Les marchandises sont ensuite collectées et préparées dans les micro-hubs pour le dernier kilomètre.​ La localisation du micro-hub est stratégique pour la productivité de l'activité de livraison à vélo : il doit être à proximité immédiate de la zone de livraison ciblée pour optimiser les distances à parcourir et permettre la réalisation de tournées optimisées. Il est donc essentiel de préciser la zone de chalandise de vos services là où la densité de points de livraison est suffisamment élevée.

Gather a team

Various professions are affected by cyclogistics. Here are the posts to think about:  

- Bike couriers who combine passion and work
- Delivery organisers who ensure the dispatch and tour organization
- Customer relations staff
- Mechanics who will keep your fleet up and running

These professions make it possible to enhance and humanise the logistics chain, particularly the last kilometre. They enable people to live in city centres in a healthy and harmonious way.

Choose the right solution

Now that you have considered the above points, it is time to choose your equipment.
Which trailer to use?

  • The trailer is an easy way to add volume to your ebike
  • The storage is compact
  • Our trailers are purely mechanical, which ensures long-term reliability. As a result, maintenance costs are reduced​

The advantage of the Lift range relies on its innovative lifting system, which reduces the economic impact of load breakage and makes it possible to combine a transport tool with a handling tool. While the Runner's advantage lies in its agility and ease of use, and its width of 89 cm makes it a perfect ally.

European legislation is not clear on the combination of an electric bicycle with an electric trailer. We prefer to limit ourselves to the 250 W standard. Above this power, the bike must be insured and registered.

Defining your flows and need will help you identify the solution you need : check out our range comparator

Choose the right modules

Each flow must be transported under optimal conditions. This is why we offer several modules that can be adapted to each type of goods transported. It is up to you to choose the modules that best suit your flows and the volume transported.

Instead of having to use several vehicles for your deliveries, you can easily interchange the modules : that allows  and reduce your costs. 

Have a look at our range comparator by flow to help you find the module(s) made for your activity.

Compatibility : bike-trailer

To tow the trailers, you will need a robust and reliable electric bike.

You will also need to identify whether you need additional load capacity on the bike in addition to the trailer. Choosing between an ebike or a trike capable of carrying an extra pallet, you have a wide range of possible configurations to optimise your business. To ensure perfect compatibility and integration of the trailer hitches, we have developed specific hitches for most utility bikes. 

This guarantees the stability of the rider and the load and allows the overrun braking system to be deployed for greater safety.. 

Get to know more about the bikes able to tow our trailers.

Ensure maintenance

Like any fleet, a fleet of bicycles and trailers must be maintained. 

To do this, you will need competent mechanics who are familiar with the products. 

You can find all the necessary technical support on our support page. In our manuals, we also give advice on how to extend the lifespan of your fleet..

More and more companies are specialising in the maintenance of bicycle fleets. Don't hesitate to get in touch with them to facilitate the maintenance of your equipment.​​

Join the cyclelogistics community !

You now have all the cards in hand to deploy your fleet. ​

Daring to use cycle logistics means joining a community of players who are already convinced by these solutions and who benefit from their advantages on a daily basis. Be the change you want to see.​

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