Brought By Bike is an online directory of companies and tradespeople who deliver by bike (cargo bike, regular pedal bike, bikes with trailers; all including e-assist) across the UK.
Brought By Bike was created by me, Helena, while on maternity leave with my second daughter. Please see the About Us page for more info.
Please contact us and we will be in touch for more info.
Absolutely nothing. While we may look to introduce sponsored or enhanced listings in future, it is completely free to be listed in the directory.
As long as you are making your deliveries in the named area by bike (be it cargo bike, regular pushbike, bike with trailer; including ebikes) or travelling to jobs by bike (in the case of tradespeople) then we will list you. Some of the companies we list send goods nationwide via non-bike couriers but the postcode areas you will see in the company descriptions refer only to those areas that they cover by bike. Companies can either make deliveries by bike themselves or use one of the bike courier services to do this on their behalf.
As I have set up the website myself, without any real programming/coding knowledge, I had to go for the most simple option and that was to use the first half of postcodes only. This means you can narrow down companies to your area only. Depending on those companies’ delivery policies, some of them may not actually deliver to you (where this is the case it is mentioned in the listing). It’s an imperfect solution and something I hope to improve on in the future.
All information has been checked before the website was launched and will be audited annually to ensure accuracy. If you spot any errors or changes in the meantime then please do let us know.
All companies listed carry out the majority of bookings/deliveries within the specified area by bike. However we accept that companies/tradespeople may occasionally need to use a van for reasons beyond their control (for example, if their bike is damaged or stolen they may have a delay in obtaining a replacement and clearly cannot be expected to cancel all orders/bookings in the meantime). Please do let us know if this happens without good reason though and we will check the situation with them and amend or remove their listing if this is going to be a more permanent switch.
We will release information on sponsorship packages in the future. If you have something in mind in the meantime please get in touch.