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Join our rider community

Our riders are ambassadors of Chorlton Bike Deliveries and our values.

Helping achieve our goals to move Manchester towards greener, healthier & sustainable transport options.

Our pool of friendly dedicated riders is growing and we offer both volunteer and paid opportunities.

Sound like you? Enquire today.

UPDATE APRIL 2024: New rider recruitment is currently on pause as we have sufficient riders to satisfy our current demands, however if you would like to be added to the waiting list please do still get in touch!

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    Why get involved?

    Be Part of Something


    Our organisation was founded by riders and we’re proud that we now have a growing community – all passionate about the vision of Chorlton Bike Deliveries. 

    As an organisation, we model an alternative to car and van deliveries. Our riders are role models with their ‘better-by-bike’ approach and each one os us cares about making a positive difference in the local community.

    As a rider you’ll get to interact with local residents and representatives of the businesses and organisations we work with.

    Voluntary & Paid Work

    One branded high viz - £5

    Many of our riders are volunteers who choose to donate their time to support our cause.

    Others are paid riders who undertake specific commercial deliveries. 

    ‘Commercial’ rides are paid at the national living wage and our commitment to that is enshrined in our values.

    Some riders do both paid and volunteer work. And as a cooperative we encourage and enable riders to get involved in other parts of what we do like projects or events!

    Learn to Ride e-Cargo


    Riders are required to join induction sessions and training before they can ride for us.

    Riders are responsible for keeping our bikes and trikes safe and following our health and safety and other protocols.

    We also encourage riders to undertake Bikeability level 3 training and are monitoring best practices around training in the cargo bike sector. 

    Some riders began with us with little experience, and we helped them become confident and proficient delivering on Manchester’s roads.

    What our riders say...

      Phil Ward
      Phil Ward

      CBD Rider

      I started volunteering with CBD at the end of 2020 - it was great to meet people in the community in the otherwise dark days of lockdown. CBD was paying a living wage for commercial rides so I took on more of these and when they partnered with the NHS to collect samples from doctors surgeries I picked up a regular shift which I’ve continued to this day. It’s flexible enough that I can fit it around freelance work and it's a lovely group to be involved with. Friendly and community focused whilst revolutionising how we navigate the urban environment in the 21st century.


        CBD Rider

        I like riding for CBD as I feel that I’m saving the world one mile at a time, plus I get to ride some cool bikes!

          Anna Lyon
          Anna Lyon

          CBD Rider

          I was looking for work that I could do while the kids are at school and I love cycling so this was perfect! Whilst I've been out on the various cargo bikes people stop and ask what I am doing and are really interested in the concept. Hopefully this is the beginning of the change we need to happen.