The cargo bike revolution

The cargo bike revolution

We are incredibly passionate about sustainability here at Jump Ship, and as a small business we try to implement eco-friendly options for everything we do from the get-go. We wanted to take some time to shine the spotlight on our friends at Farr Out Deliveries, who always go above and beyond when it comes to sustainability.

Farr Out is a courier service based in Edinburgh with two main goals – to provide environmentally friendly transport solutions, and to promote how beneficial electric cargo bikes can be for businesses who need to deliver products locally. Your goods will be taken across town faster, but you can also rest easy knowing you’re not contributing to clogging the roads up with congestion (which means less pollution and emissions!)

Helping build a greener Edinburgh

As well as carbon-neutral delivery methods, Farr Out is trying to do something good for our city. Riders are paid above living wage, and they want to support local food and drink businesses. The driving force for the business is that the bikes make Farr Out a quicker, cheaper, more environmentally-friendly and generally more efficient option than traditional alternatives, but they also provided a vital route to market for many independent businesses during the Covid pandemic. Since its inception in early 2020, Farr Out has delivered for the likes of bakeries, drinks businesses, gift shops, coffee roasters and delis, and we at Jump Ship have been working with them since their launch.

Quick facts

Here are some quick facts about the benefits of using an electric cargo bike delivery service, in case any of you need persuaded!

-          Electric cargo bikes deliver about 60% faster than vans in city centres – they have a higher average speed and can drop off 10 parcels an hour, compared to only six using vans

-          Cargo bikes make the streets safer - vans and HGVs were involved in one in three fatal collisions in London between 2015 to 2017

-          Cargo bikes cut emissions and pollute our streets much less

-          Cargo bikes are more cost-effective than vans when delivery distances and parcel sizes are smaller.


So, if you live in Edinburgh, what are you waiting for? Jump ship into a new wave of eco-friendly local delivery – we even offer free delivery across the city for orders over £30. Beers with no hangover, brought to you by transport with no emissions. It’s a win-win!

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