By choosing cycling over driving we’re already on the way to contributing towards a sustainable future, and spending our time outdoors on our bikes makes us particularly sensitive to the impact of climate change. We can see how the seasons are changing, the weather is becoming more extreme, and we can smell the pollution in the air.
This is why we are committed to doing our bit to shift the balance back in favour of the environment. Here at Velobici we feel a responsibility to push forward with a sustainable narrative on as many fronts as we possibly can. In doing so, we hope to inspire others, including you, to do the same. Paying it forward in the most environmentally friendly way possible. To this end we commit to improving sustainability throughout our production process, from the materials we use to our supply chain and logistics partners. We know we are not there yet, and we face challenges in meeting our objectives, but each move we make towards our sustainability goals is one done for the benefit of our environment. We all want to ride in a greener, cleaner world. Achieving this aim is down to the choices we make.
We’ve already got a head start on this – by manufacturing small production runs at our own factory based in our home county, Leicestershire that has a rich heritage in garment making, by doing this we minimise waste and transportation. We’re also working on our supply chain but need to balance sustainability with quality to ensure we produce garments and accessories that last and therefore don’t need to be replaced as frequently. We believe our industry needs to reduce its impact on the environment and we promise to continue our drive towards sustainability. We hope others will adopt a similar approach.
“We’re all well aware that getting on our bikes is also one of the most environmentally-friendly methods of transport we can choose. Even so, the industry that supports cycling still has a long way to go to combat climate change. As part of that industry, Velobici has made a decision to focus on becoming as sustainable as possible.“
Chris Puttnam – Velobici MD