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Cargo Bike Movement

Cargo Bike Movement

We shift hearts, minds & other stuff by cargo bike.

Cargo Bike Movement is a charity that was established, initially informally, in April 2020 in response to the first UK Covid-19 lockdown. Since then, we have gone through the journey of being a Community Interest Company (CIC) and now a registered charity (SC051593)!

By bringing together cargo bikes and volunteers, we were able to respond to food insecurity experienced by many across the city of Edinburgh. We did this in a number of ways, such as delivering surplus supermarket food to those being accommodated in hotels, shelters, and hostels, and supporting local food banks and building partnerships with various charitable organisations across Edinburgh.

We instantly saw the value of our service for those hit hardest by food insecurity and the impacts of Covid-19 on the economy and job markets. Involvement in Cargo Bike Movement also offered a positive outlet for volunteers whose health and wellbeing was benefitted by helping out.

But it’s not all about collecting surplus supermarket food and getting it to those who need it via cargo bike, as necessary and rewarding as this is. Cargo Bike Movement is also helping to build fairer, greener, healthier communities by directly responding to:

The necessity for better air quality in our cities.

Global climate and ecological crises.

Social inequalities across our communities.

The need for good examples of suitable sustainable transport options.

We do this through the food collections described above, as well by supporting cargo bike based businesses, like Farr Out Deliveries, in our Cargo Bike Movement Hub , loaning bikes free of charge, and running events and training to promote the use of cargo bikes in and around Edinburgh.

Cargo Bike Movement Hub
141 Lauriston Place