London bike show 2016

It’s that time of the year again: the London Bike Show will be coming to Excel London from 11 to 14 February 2016!


With the entrance ticket to the Bike Show this year you will have access also to 3 other incredibly fascinating shows:

The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show, Triathlon Show London and the London International Dive Show!

Entry tickets for adult start at 14£ when purchased in advance, and 20£ if purchased at the door.

The attractions are plenty and of great variety:

Technology focused areas such as BikeRadar Innovation Lab and competition tracks such as Radon Bikes Pump and City Velodrome, Air to the Throne and Extreme Action Sports Tour the most spectacular; then climbing Superbloc Bouldering Championship, Wild Britain Bushcraft and Survival; a Drop-in Sport and Wellness Clinic, Scuba Pool and Photografic Exhibitions!

There really is something suited to all tastes!

In line with your sustainable and green ideology: travel to the Excel London by public transports, or book a Tesla S with Gooder, use discount code LBS2016 for a -10%!

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Gooder goes Carbon Neutral!

Ever since we started talking about funding Gooder Ltd 2 have been the fundamentals that seemed obvious to us: to be driving only fully electric cars, and to be carbon neutral.
For this reason we signed up right away to Ecotricity as provider of electricity and gas for our office; Ecotricity is a not-for-dividend company, is the greenest provider in Britain, and they also built and manage the Electric Highway, a vast network of electric car chargers along UK motorways, and in all IKEA ev charger stores parkings.
Unfortunately the chargers with Type 2 connector are rather slow (up to 40 miles per hour or thereabout) while the fast chargers have a Chademo connector; Tesla has started selling recently a Chademo-to-Type2 adaptor but we don’t own one yet; for this reason we rely mostly on Tesla Superchargers which draw energy from the regular grid.
A little clarification: Ecotricity chargers also draw energy from the regular grid, the difference is that they counterbalance this by inputting into the grid the same amount of energy from renewable sources.
So on 28th of December 2015 we celebrated our first year of operations, with a total amount of 51.687 miles driven. The Official conversion factor for grid electricity is 0.46219, hence the CO2 to offset for our year 2015 totals to about 8 Tons of CO2.
We approached Carbon Footprint to offset our emissions and we financed the planting of 8 trees in London & Thames through them, so we can celebrate our achievement of being Fully carbon Neutral!
And here is our offsetting certificate.

gooder carbon footprint offset certificate

gooder carbon footprint offset certificate

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Is Gooder even an english word?

Where does the name Gooder come from? We wish we could claim to have come up with it ourselves, but we have actually been inspired back in 2014 by Simon Anholt’s talk on TED.

His brief bio goes like this:
Simon Anholt helps national, regional and city governments earn better reputations—not by launching advertising or PR campaigns, but by changing the way they behave.
He has dreamed up an unusual scale to set governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index, which defines the Country that does the most good, effectively the one being a Gooder Country! You will surely be surprised by the country that comes on top!
So that’s our aim with Gooder Ltd: being good! To run a profitable business without ever going against our moral values, and making a proactive effort to do some good; we only drive electric cars, we commit to be fully carbon neutral, and to spare time and energies with charity groups.
It’s still all a work in progress, unfortunately we haven’t found yet a way to collaborate with charities (suggestions are welcome!) but 1 year since funding our company we can proudly say that we are sticking to our fundamentals!
So book a ride with us, help us do some good, help us being Gooder!

Now:enjoy Simon’s talk!

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