Whilst to many people, earning money through riding your bike might seem like a dream job, being bike couriers does have some obvious downsides such as dealing with the unstable weather and potential risks of serious injury while carrying out their work.
Being a bike courier is not as easy as people might think
To appreciate the contribution of the bike courier community, the London Courier Emergency Fund has planned to organise a Bike Courier Appreciation Day today, Thursday 26/11/2009.
Free coffee, home-made cakes and other freebies will be provided to bike couriers at the junction of Shaftesbury Avenue and Bloomsbury Street from 9am until supplies run out.
At Shiply we think this is a fantastic idea to show couriers how valued they are and should be expanded to other cities in the UK as well.