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Do you want to use cycle logistics? Find out more about the steps to follow here below
To start off, it is important to learn more about cycle logistics and understand its challenges and opportunities.
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Not everything can be transported by bike. Cycle logistics 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.
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. The goods are then collected and prepared in the micro-hubs for the last mile.
The location of the micro-hub is strategic for the productivity of the bike delivery activity: it must be in the immediate vicinity of the targeted delivery area to reduce the distances to be covered and to allow for optimised rounds. It is therefore essential to specify the catchment area of your services where the density of delivery points is sufficiently high.
Various professions are affected by cyclogistics. Here are the posts to think about:
- Bike couriers who combine passion and work
- Delivery organisers
- 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.
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
→ When not in use the trailers don't take a lot of storage space
→ Our trailers are purely mechanical, which ensures long-term reliability. As a result, maintenance costs are reduced
The advantage of the BicyLift trailer lies in its innovative lifting system which reduces the economic impact of load breakage. The Runner'sadvantage 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.
In order to choose the right trailer, the definition of your flows/needs will help you.
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 and reduce your costs.
Find out more about the suitable Modules for our BicyLift and Runner range :
- The Fork for Pallets allows you to easily lift and transport European pallets/pallet boxes
- The Parcel Container allows you to secure the transport of parcels
- The Tray Rack allows you to deliver standard boxes thanks to its two side openings
- The WorkBox allows you to bring your workshop closer to your location
- The Flatbed allows for a wide variety of goods to be transported and boarded with wheeled boxes and dollies
- The Roll O'City allows the transport of temperature-controlled goods
- The XL9 allows the transport of standard temperature-controlled boxes
- The MegaBag can be easily adapted to the volume to be transported
- The Bike Transport can carry up to three bikes
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 ensures the stability of the rider and the load. Find out more about the attachments we develop here.
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.
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.