FORS welcomes Pedal Me as first accredited cargo bike operator

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has expanded into the cargo bikes sector, announcing its first accredited fleet bicycle operator, Pedal Me.

The new partnership comes in response to growing demands for the professionalisation of vocational cycling, with operators seeking to reduce costs and carbon by deploying cargo bikes within their supply chain. 

Since its inception in 2017, London-based Pedal Me has been a standard-bearer for best practice in the cargo bike sector and an advocate for the safe and effective deployment of cargo bikes in fleets. Serving multinationals, SMEs and private individuals, the business uses a fleet of hi-tech, e-assist cargo bikes – piloted by highly trained riders – to transport goods and people. In championing operational excellence and the highest standards of road safety, Pedal Me is closely aligned with the ethos and framework of FORS.

Pedal Me’s team of experienced cycling instructors – most of whom have previously worked with FORS to deliver the popular FORS Safe Driving training programme to HGV drivers – are key to upholding the company’s high professional standards. FORS’ wide-ranging training courses have already begun to further enhance the operator’s ability to improve security and safety in the wider transport sector.

Geraint Davies, Concession Director at FORS, said: “Welcoming Pedal Me into our community heralds a new chapter for FORS. By refining the Bronze audit to suit cargo bike operations, we’re not only diversifying our offering, but we’re also aligning with forward-thinking partners, like Pedal Me, who are just as committed to reshaping urban transport as we are. It’s a major step towards a safer, greener, and more efficient future for everyone.”

CEO, Ben Knowles at Pedal Me, said: “For too long, cycling logistics has suffered a reputation for ‘cutting corners’ when it comes to demonstrating best practice. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to show that cargo bikes can offer an exceptional service, backed by comprehensive training and operational excellence that drives up sector-wide standards.

“Now that we have FORS Bronze accreditation and the support and benefits it brings, we have all the tools we need to continue setting benchmarks in safety and efficiency within the industry. We’re looking forward to working with FORS to showcase the unique capabilities that cargo bikes can offer to all types of businesses.” 

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