James has now taken the title of the most last mile parcels attempted in a single day using a cargo bike for Pedal & Post.
The previous record was held by Toby attempting 130 parcels across 2018's peak christmas period in north Oxford
Pedal & Post has moved to take on further postcode areas this year in a bid to continue its vision of moving goods and freight in a sustainable way. Moving Oxford to a zero emission future is key in preparation for the zero emission zone coming into effect in 2020. We're also continuing our research into moving larger parcels by e-cargo trike and improving our sorting efficiency
James took on a further postcode to his area and he attempted 160 parcels in a single day (delivering 152) this now stands as the most last mile parcels attempted on our 8 freight cargo bike (Two wheeled cargo bike featured in the photo)
You have to bare in mind here the industry standard and comparison to a delivery driver in a van. They'll do between 120-200 parcels per day as an absolute maximum and think amazon drivers being pushed to the limit. James managed this record whizzing around on a cargo bike which is powered entirely by his muscle power alone, there is no e-assist on our cargo bikes here (at least yet) so this is what makes it even more remarkable.
James then went on to complete the 80 mile bike oxford ride that weekend as well! Truly unbelievable last few weeks.
Our entire team has been working insanely hard to reduce congestion, air pollution and make for a cleaner, greener and more sustainable way of moving freight across the city of Oxford. We have some big things planned for 2019 so watch this space.