Why I cycled a hundred miles to meet my first customer

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Re: Why I cycled a hundred miles to meet my first customer

Postby Cheshire Cat » Mon Mar 11, 2013 16:14 pm

That's brilliant...erm, did you charge for postage? ;0)

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Re: Why I cycled a hundred miles to meet my first customer

Postby stinger53 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 17:16 pm

thats great :) would have been annoying tho if you bought the wrong size...

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Re: Why I cycled a hundred miles to meet my first customer

Postby A KIRK » Mon Mar 11, 2013 18:07 pm

What a great read that's what you call going the extra mile for your customers.
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Re: Why I cycled a hundred miles to meet my first customer

Postby TheFD » Mon Mar 11, 2013 19:12 pm

Very good - but I can't help noticing the publicity something like this can bring to the business. Still good on him would have been interesting to see if he would have done it if the distance was 300 miles??
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Re: Why I cycled a hundred miles to meet my first customer

Postby Markjaspi » Mon Mar 11, 2013 20:39 pm

Great story, love it.
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Re: Why I cycled a hundred miles to meet my first customer

Postby TLW1 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 21:24 pm

love that!

Would be great if he did it again every so often (ie, 500th customer, 1,000th, etc)

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Re: Why I cycled a hundred miles to meet my first customer

Postby arran77 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 21:37 pm

TheFD wrote:Very good - but I can't help noticing the publicity something like this can bring to the business. Still good on him would have been interesting to see if he would have done it if the distance was 300 miles??


Agreed, why not get a little publicity for the effort it involved :)
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Re: Why I cycled a hundred miles to meet my first customer

Postby team47b » Mon Mar 11, 2013 22:47 pm

Great story - I just wish I had been the first customer :shock:
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Re: Why I cycled a hundred miles to meet my first customer

Postby 3stripe » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:07 am

Hi folks,

It's James from CycleLove here, thanks for all the kind words re the story.

One idea I have is to turn the London-Peterborough route I did into an annual event (as I think a relatively flat century ride would be a popular target distance for people), and possibly even make it a charity fundraiser too.

If I do make it to 1,000 tshirts, then I love the idea of doing that delivery by bike too... wherever in the world it might be... (famous last words) :)
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