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16 August, 2006 - 11:12 By Staff Reporter

Kings of the road spark quiet revolution in Cambridge

A quiet revolution is taking place on the roads of Cambridge as local bicycle courier, Outspoken Delivery, establishes itself as a viable alternative to van-based distribution about the city.A quiet revolution is taking place on the roads of Cambridge as local bicycle courier, Outspoken Delivery, establishes itself as a viable alternative to van-based distribution about the city.

Set up by brothers, Peter and Robert King in January, Outspoken’s aim was to create an emission-free alternative, to transport goods in and around Cambridge.

Its solution was an updated version of the traditional delivery bike, capable of moving small to medium sized packages, and chosen as the perfect antidote for an ancient city struggling with its modern transport requirements.

The bikes themselves were designed by Mike Burrows in Norwich who created the Lotus time-trial bike that Chris Boardman rode to Olympic Gold at Barcelona in 1992. Capable of carrying up to 100kg, Outspoken’s fleet has carried wine, documents, flowers, picnics and even a DNA genetic analysis centrifuge. The company’s objective is to remove 50,000 vehicle journeys from the roads in the first two years of trading.

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