What does the Olympics mean? Traffic queues, in the minds of many. All those special hobnobbing lanes for the bigwigs mean there's less space for the rest of London's not inconsiderable traffic.
To that end, Rapha have joined forces with Control Courier Collective to set up a London bike courier service. Running throughout the Olympic games, Rapha will be delivering all orders in Central London by bike courier at no extra cost to the customer, to ensure their levels of customer service are maintained.
The fleet of Rapha couriers will be wearing specially-branded Classic Jerseys and using specially-designed Mission Workshop courier bags, accented with hi-vis pink to make them stand out from the growing crowd of cyclists attempting to avoid public transport. Have a look for them if you're out and about. All standard delivery orders for all London postcodes will be delivered in 2 – 3 days by cycle courier. All central London Express deliveries (Zone 1) will be couriered same day, provided the order is placed by 12pm. Express deliveries outside Zone 1 will continue to go via Special Delivery.
What's more, anyone who orders from Rapha during the Olympics will be entered into a competition to win a one-off Mission Workshop courier bag designed especially for Rapha. The winner will, of course, have their bag delivered by courier…
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