A new e-bike delivery service has launched in Gorey this week.
Local-E Delivered is the brainchild of friends Clare McCreesh and Claire Hartweig. Both women bought Rad Power e-bikes during the pandemic and use them as transport on the school run and to get around the town.
“I had been using a regular non-electric bike with my child on the back and as she was getting bigger, I realised I needed a bit of power,” says Clare McCreesh.
The bikes can travel about 60km on a full battery and can travel at speeds of up to 25km with pedal assist.
The two Claires soon started thinking about how they could get the E-Bikes working for them.
“I was made redundant over Covid, and we were thinking what could we do with these bikes as a new venture… so brainstorming we came up with this idea of doing local deliveries for local businesses”, Clare Hartweig says.
The rule of thumb is that if you can fit it in a supermarket trolley, Local-E Delivered can deliver to around a 2km radius around Gorey town. In the future they hope to be able to deliver further.
“We have a big crate, a flatbed bike trailer, and panniers as well so we can fit quite a lot.
"People have been really supportive- it’s quite a new idea, quite different. We have seen this idea in bigger towns and cities, but a lot of local people would never have heard of something like this. People are supportive of the idea. They want to be sustainable, and they want to support local businesses.”
It’s not just groceries that Local- E Delivered can transport to your house- “it could be anything from stationery, flowers, things from the pharmacy, we are open to anything.”
You can check out Local- E Delivered on their Facebook and Instagram accounts or by emailing them [email protected]
Claire and Clare from Local- E Delivered talk to Orla about their new business on Sunday Grill this weekend from 10am.