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Stronger, faster, better: how we are tripling the size of our London bike zone

First up, what is the bike zone? It’s the designated area in London where your Gophr deliveries are eligible to be booked on push bikes or cargo bikes. And triple the size. Really? Yep 3x. Made…

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Hub to Home: Bundled or unbundled?

There’s a maxim in delivery that the ‘last mile’ is the most difficult and expensive of all the miles. Estimates put it at 40 - 50% of the total fulfilment cost, and that’s before you factor in the…

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Thoughts on the gig-economy, and its consequences for the courier industry

Updated: 9/12/19 These blogs post were written by our Founder, Seb Robert, 3 years ago and were based on his thoughts on Uber’s 2016 tribunal ruling. Please keep an eye out for updated opinion pieces…

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Cycle couriers tackling the sorry state of the London air crisis

Updated: 3/12/19 We’re very proud to be working with two highly-innovative British Tech companies: CleanSpace and Inmarsat. Together, we're undertaking the largest air pollution research project in…

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Trying to fix a broken industry is hard; here’s what we’ve learned

Updated: 30/11/19 A few years ago I had an idea that changed the game for the courier industry. At the time I never stopped to think how this thought would lead me to quit my job to go and work in an…

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Interviews from the void: Saving South Bank Undercroft with Jasper Bainbridge

Updated: 25/11/19 September 2015; 12 months on from the success of the Long Live South Bank Campaign. Now that the Totally Thames festival is underway, we decided it was a good time to look into one…

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A Day in the Life of a London Cycle Courier

What is it really like to be a cycle courier in London? If you’ve been around London, you’ll have noticed a huge number of cycle couriers on the roads. Tasked with moving parcels, food and other…

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