Scottish mobile bike servicing startup, BikeUp, has launched a new workplace initiative, partnering with Glasgow co-working space The Whisky Bond (TWB) to deliver onsite bike servicing and repairs at its premises.
TWB is home to an array of freelancers, designers, and entrepreneurs, many of whom commute to work by bicycle. The event provided tenants of the building with the opportunity to have their bike serviced quickly and conveniently, ensuring their machines were safe and fully prepared for the challenges of winter travel.
“We have a dedicated community of cyclists here at TWB that jumped at the chance to book in with BikeUp. Being able to cycle to work and then home again on a freshly serviced bike is perfect for those with busy schedules” commented Abigale Neate Wilson, Project Manager at TWB.
Unlike traditional bike shops, BikeUp brings its service to the customer, delivered through its network of vetted independent bike mechanics and shops. Customers simply book a time and location through the website, and a mechanic is dispatched to service the bike onsite or provide a free collection and delivery service.
Commenting on the event, Simon Bone, Founder of BikeUp said: “Convenience is a core part of our value proposition, so it made sense for us take this a step further and provide onsite servicing for tenants of TWB. We had a great response to the event, and we are definitely planning to run more of these initiatives with businesses in the city.”
BikeUp is on a mission to improve the accessibility of servicing and repairs for Glasgow’s army of cyclists. Since launching in March this year, the company has seen consistent customer growth, and they believe there is increasing demand for more convenient services within the bike market.
“More people are choosing to commute to work by bicycle now, partly as a result of government initiatives like the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme, and the provision of better workplace facilities” said Bone. “However, bike servicing and repairs – which are critical in maintaining the safety and functionality of the bike – are still inconvenient to access for many busy workers. We want to solve that problem by delivering more workplace events like this” he added.