Zero-emission city logistics
With modern electric-assist cargo bikes and trikes, we carry a wide range of goods across the city swiftly and securely. Our bikes are less than 1m wide so they don’t block the roads, and they don’t pump out any dangerous particulate, NOx, or CO2 emissions
If it fits, we can deliver it
We work closely with couriers to deliver hundreds of parcels across the city every week. We are also lucky to work with many superb local businesses delivering their food, office supplies, wine, coffee, print media, textiles and documents across the city
A solution for all your logistics
We always prioritise zero-emissions local delivery using our cargo bikes. For further afield, or larger deliveries, we have access to a network or national and international couriers that can take care of all your delivery and distribution needs
We don’t just promise to always be zero-emission. As part of being a responsible business, we pay all our staff the Real Living Wage. We also provide all the equipment for the job, insurance, and holiday pay as well. We’re demonstrating that you can look after your staff and be a successful business, indeed we believe they go hand in hand
Sam – Owner and Founder
Sam launched Recharge in 2013. With a background in environmental policy and renewable energy, he wanted a new career that combined his previous experience, with his lifelong love of riding bikes. Starting as the company’s only rider, Sam was to discover that the winter of 13/14 would be the wettest and stormiest in history!
Stefan – Owner and Founder
Longtime owner of Amsterdammers bike shop – Stefan is a man of many talents (he speaks five languages!). When he’s not running the despatch operation, he’s fixing the cargo bikes and keeping the whole operation well-oiled and sweet as a nut.
How It’s Done
A Day In the Life…
We receive goods from multiple customers into our central consolidation depots. Goods are sorted by the riders into efficient delivery routes
Goods are then ridden out across the city on the most suitable cargo bikes and trikes. Riders may also make pick-ups along the way as required
All our pick-ups and deliveries can be tracked and we can provide tailored data such as proof-of-delivery and signature capture
Collections can also be forwarded into the global supply chains of our partners such as DHL, DPD and Royal Mail – giving customers flexibility and a one-stop solution
“Brighton & Hove City Council have been using Recharge Cargo over the past year and we have found them to be reliable and always dependable at short notice therefore providing us with outstanding customer care.
All their team are able to work on their own initiative with great enthusiasm in order to get the job done and therefore meet our tight deadlines.”
“We have worked for over two years with Recharge and could not be happier. We were looking for a responsible alternative to a white van for delivering to our local customers in Brighton & Hove, so when we discovered Recharge and met with Sam and Stefan we couldn’t have been more delighted. They are passionate, and have a great team supporting them. We have never had any queries over damaged items and their willingness to listen to what you actually need and react accordingly is so helpful.
You only have to look around the streets of Brighton to see a city full of vans, so to have Recharge offering such a positive and cost effective alternative means at last we have solution.”
Recharge offer an organised, efficient and totally brilliant service!
Our customers love having their cakes delivered by such a friendly team, and we love being able to support another local company and especially have a clean, green way to have our cakes delivered.
We are very proud to be working closely with Recharge. They have been easy to work with while being pleasantly informal but highly professional. As a means to reduce our carbon footprint they have been indispensable. Their prices are reasonable and as we no longer deal with the stress of driving through town they have actually saved us time and money. Our wholesale customers appreciate our efforts to reduce our emissions and it has been a real selling point for prospective clients.