Cycling UK has teamed up with Uber Eats for a series of videos providing advice to cyclists – aimed not just at the food delivery firm’s couriers, but also at anyone who uses a bike to get around.
Launched to coincide with Bike Week, the five videos, accompanied by written guides that can be downloaded to a mobile phone, include advice on issues ranging from road safety to bike maintenance.
The videos and written guides are being made available to everyone through the Cycling UK website and will also be shared via the Uber Eats app with its couriers who work in more than 100 towns and cities across the UK.
While it will not be compulsory for couriers to watch the videos and read the guides, they will be strongly encouraged to do so.
James Scott, director of behaviour change at Cycling UK, said: “We’re leaders in helping cyclists improve their skills and confidence, so we’re delighted to be working with Uber Eats, guiding thousands of couriers on riding safely and confidently while also giving them the skills they need to keep their bikes running.”
Toussaint Wattinne, general manager for Uber Eats in the UK, commented: “At Uber Eats the safety of couriers and other road users is a top priority. It is great to be working with Cycling UK to increase cycling awareness and education for thousands of couriers across more than 100 towns and cities in the UK.”
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.