I was asked what made the company I run different from my competitors. Well, to start with Bugbugs is London’s oldest pedicab company, we started the ball rolling and work hard at keeping it rolling, both in standards and our future vision for London’s zero emission transport. It’s not easy, because the whole ‘industry is free as a bird’, no easy win for business when any one with three wheels can cut my throat on price – if you operate with cheap equipment, no insurance and don’t train or fix your bikes, then what you make you keep.
So how to fight? Well, like building a house. You plan for a future, you invest in good equipment and you try to keep principals on what you set out to do.
Then you tell any client, it’s easy to spot the difference, even if they just visit us first. Bugbugs has an address, not a spot in an NCP car park.
Our equipment was made in the UK, everything from the metal up is good & a traceable standard. Next step, landline, good information storage, risk assessments & some good photos of our work. Next our sales pitch –
Our London rickshaws are available for media, corporate events, private hire, promotions, weddings, as event shuttles and are great for outdoor advertising media and handing out samples.
Bugbugs is different from other London ricksaw operators; we are a not for profit business, dedicated to providing full time or part-time jobs in London, provide guidance and advice on how to set a pedicab company up but also work with a number of charities to prevent food from becoming waste.
All bugbugs riders have passed our stringent in house pedicab training course, and are fully insured to carry passengers, this training is also the foundation of the 2006 PCOs consultation and is used as the model for all other companies in an expected license. The training includes levels 1, 2 and 3 of the national standard for cycling, recognised through out the UK, to ensure that our riders know how to use the roads in the UK and that that knowledge is uptodate.
Bugbugs fleet of London pedicabs provide, proven, socially aware and unique outdoor advertising opportunities in London’s West End or further afield, so why not become one of our sponsors and book us for a media campaign as part of your social responsibility to young people and the environment?