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WE'RE LOOKING FOR NEW RIDERS!

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Do you have a passion for cycling and want an outdoor job where you can contribute to making Adelaide a better place to live and enjoy?

Well, EcoCaddy is looking for riders to join our team and help us roll into the sunshine this summer.

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As we head into the busy holiday season we have several exciting campaigns ramping up and we’re looking for enthusiastic, confident, charismatic people to join our ranks.

We like to look at ourselves like a family rather than a company. It’s not about being a hero but we are kinda like a modern day Captain Planet, saving the environment one caddy ride at a time.

What do you get out of it? A unique outdoor job where you get to chat with locals and get that summer bod without going to the gym. Plus our vehicles are electric-assisted, taking some of the leg work out of it!

We will arm you with all the fun facts of our carbon-neutral service so you can help spread the word.

 

As a rider you’ll also need to be schooled up on local knowledge of Adelaide to help chat to our clients as you take them on their journey which may be 90-minute guided tour of the city, with YOU as the host.

What we need from you is: reliability, good time management and a passion for Adelaide and what EcoCaddy stands for.

Out there on the road you’ll effectively be our brand ambassador as well as the friendly face for our customers as you take them to their destinations.

 

Sound like you? Great! Get in touch.

This round of applications closes Friday, November 3rd.

If you miss this deadline still drop us an email, there’ll be future opportunities on the horizon.

 

JOB PREREQUISITES

  • Over 18 years old
  • Can ride a bicycle
  • Hold a current driver’s licence

 

CONTACT

E: hello@eco-caddy.com

 

  • Include name, age and riding ability
  • Why you want to work for EcoCaddy
  • Are you looking for a summer job or a longer term position?
  • How many hours a week could you work?
  • Any relevant experience in customer service or with pedi-cabs

 

Much Love, 

 

Team EcoCaddy

Friday Frienday #001!

Friday Frienday #001!

The latest edition of CityMag!

The latest edition of CityMag!

The latest edition of CityMag!

Kickin' off our first Friday Frienday is CityMag. 

This magazine must - if it isn't already - be your go-to guide to discover the latest that's happening within the Adelaide CBD.

Journalists, photographers, designers and artists all contribute, meaning the content is always well ahead of the curve!

Visit their website for regular updates or pick up one of their quarterly hard copies, usually found in the city's best cafe's.

Follow them on instagram for some sleek photography, too.

We love you CityMag!

How Do You Ride?

How Do You Ride?

Are you the Good Samaritan that adheres to every single road rule? Perhaps you flout a couple road rules here and there - only to stay safe though! Maybe you're so rogue, there's just no stopping you; after all, you know all the short cuts. 

Earlier this year the Washington Post's Emily Badger penned this article discussing why cyclists are more likely to break the law.

Admittedly the article is set in America where 'scofflaw' is a colloquial term people actually use and where the traffic is far more congested. 

But there are good points raised in this article that can be applied across the board to all forms of cycling; do cyclists knowingly break road rules to feel safer around traffic? Would cyclists' behavior change if given more respect in legislation?

We asked three of our caddies about their on-road behavior whilst cycling outside of working for EcoCaddy;

 

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Jake Jenkins, Team Rider @jakejenks_

I think the point that hits home for me is that all road users break the rules at some point. It’s interesting that when a motorist travels at 10 km/h over the speed limit, it seems almost accepted. However, when a cyclist makes an illegal manoeuvre to avoid bad infrastructure or a narrow space, they seem to get scrutinised. If I am heading home in peak hour traffic from the city, I’ll do whatever it takes to avoid major intersections, because people have one objective – to get home as quick as they can, whereas I just want to get home.

 

Sarah Glader, Team Rider @sarahglader

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I’ll admit I’ve broken the road rules whilst riding my bicycle, but in all cases, it was only to protect myself from dangerous situations. Starting or ending my day at the hospital after an accident caused on the road is not something I particularly want. It’s important to be mindful and alert in traffic and to use the bike lanes where possible. If the city was designed and built so that bicycles and cars could share the roads with each other, then I believe that would lead to safer roads for both modes of transport.

 

 
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Erick Watson, Team Rider @ewat

There are a few things that come to mind when thinking of cycling and the law. Firstly is "The California Rolling Stop". One would argue that the most precious commodity a cyclist has on the road is momentum, having to come to a complete stop puts you in a greater position of danger, as you then have to compete with vehicles for a spot on the road – and I guarantee, you will not be making it across that intersection faster than any car. A "rolling stop" is where you approach a sign slowly and check each way on approach, something you can't do in a car because you sit further back from the front of the vehicle, and then proceed through the intersection without coming to a complete stop. It’s one of the safest manoeuvres for any cyclist.

 

Now it's your turn. So Adelaide, what do you think? 

Share your comments below and please understand that any offensive comments or language will not be tolerated. This is a community forum aimed at encouraging discussion. Caddies' opinions apply directly to when they're commuting and not whilst working for EcoCaddy.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/09/lets-talk-seriously-about-why-cyclists-break-traffic-laws/

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