RideTo

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Say hello to:
RideTo

Industry:
Business Support & Services

Founded by:
James Beddows

Back in:
01/10/2016

You can find us at:
20 Eastbourne Terrace
London
United Kingdom

Or visit us at:
https://www.rideto.com/

Tell us your business story to date...

I came up with the idea from my own personal experience. Commuting via public transport is at best just about bearable. This was especially the case once I came to living and working in London. I resorted to riding a bicycle in an attempt to avoid the busy and unsavory underground. However this obviously came with some serious downsides. For one, turning up to business meetings in lycra really isn't a good look.

Here's something not enough people know - You can get on the road and riding in just one day! The problem I found is that the process of organizing your licence, whatever standard, is confusing, time consuming and far more expensive than needed. After going through the frustrations and mind numbing experience myself, I decided to do something about it.

RideTo is a platform which brings motorcycle training into the 21st century. We match people to the best local training schools – along with providing great content, advice, and support for new riders. Did you know there are 5 different types of motorcycle licences? We find the simplest route to the right training for you depending on your age, experience and needs.

What can we look forward to seeing from you?

We're growing every day and we've set the bar high, both in our industry and for our own future. Our aim is to put 100,000 new safe riders on the road in the next 4 years.

We are enthusiastic motorcyclists ourselves so being the biggest community for beginner motorcyclists in the UK is both a personal and professional goal. We work tirelessly towards this every day and listening to our customers and schools is helping us to get there!

How will your business change the world?

Our research shows that only 13% of motorcycle riding schools in the UK allow customers to book online. We live in a world now where you can buy anything from Chihuahuas to private jets online. It's about time you should be able to book your motorcycle training too!

Tell us about your products/services in more detail...

simplicity is the key. In a competitive and aged industry, the customer has become forgotten about and nothing is as straight forward as it should be. We're here to shake things up and simplify the learning and booking process whilst also making it cheaper and more accessible.

Is there anything you can offer to help other startup businesses?

In the words of shia labeouf - Just do it! What's there to lose? Be confident and willing to work hard and be patient. Lord Sugar started out selling aerials out of his van. It takes time but the right attitude is what makes the difference.

Don't be afraid the make mistakes. You've only failed if you haven't learnt anything from what went wrong.

Is there any help that are you looking for?

We're always looking for people to share their stories with us! One of the most unique things about motorcycle riding is the fact that there is such a tight, active and fun community.

This goes for businesses too! We talk to schools, websites and enthusiasts every day. We are constantly looking for opportunities to share knowledge and news, if you have anything bike related you want to share, get in touch!