Kegstar / PedalMe
Pedal power provides a smarter route from the pub
Kegstar, the one-way keg rental business has ‘beaten the traffic’ in London thanks to its year-long partnership with Pedal-Me.
Pedal-Me is a cargo delivery service run entirely on e-bicycles. Its well-trained couriers collect Kegstar’s sharable, re-useable empty kegs from hospitality venues as well as providing an eco-friendly delivery service back out to brewers.
With a trailer attached, the Pedal-Me bikes can transport 30 of Kegstar’s 30-litre kegs in one trip finding greater efficiency travelling in dense urban areas compared to that of a collection van. Not only are they tackling congestion, parking issues and emission zone costs, it’s the start of a journey to reduce CO2 emissions as well.
Although the service currently operates within a nine-mile radius of central London, Kegstar’s long-term commitment to supporting brewer’s greener draft dreams is already helping Pedal-Me to grow its network. The e-cargo firm currently works alongside Kegstar’s collection operation and retrieves around 600 kegs per week from over 70 venues for the global keg supplier’s London trade – a number which both parties are hoping will increase over time.