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Big Blue Bike
28 Jan 2011
(l-r) Alastair Baglee- Technical Director of Acclimatise, Ben Allen- Director of Big Blue Bike
Cycle couriers launch carbon saving tracker
Big Blue Bike, a newly formed cycle courier operation, has launched a new initiative which tracks the carbon emission savings made by companies using their services.
Big Blue Bike was founded in 2010 by Ben Allen, 26 from Roath and focuses on cargo deliveries of post, print and large amounts of documents, carried by specially designed cargo bikes able to carry up to 180kg in one trip.
The scheme, the first of its kind in
Ben Allen, Director of Big Blue Bike, said “It is important for businesses to track the carbon savings made by using our service, not only because it helps them reduce their carbon footprint, but it also helps them stand out in the marketplace as supporters of low carbon initiatives”.
Alastair Baglee, Technical Director of Acclimatise said of the scheme, “We are very glad to support Big Blue Bike in
Ben hopes that this scheme can assist in Cardiff Council’s commitment to a 26% reduction in the city’s carbon emissions from business by 2020 (Cardiff Council Carbon Lite Action Plan, June 2010).
Big Blue Bike has been supported by Venture Wales through the Graduate Start up Support scheme. Ben Allen has been mentored by Venture Wales business advisor, Gwyn Thomas.