A fun and ethical business.

Pedal powered by The Advertising Bike Company Ltd.

A turnkey franchise opportunity for enthusiastic individuals who like to work outdoors, care about the environment and will thrive on the buzz of working within the out-of-home advertising industry.

The Advertising Bike Company


Since 2003, The Advertising Bike Company have been delivering compelling advertising campaigns to clients operating across a range sectors and with different advertising budgets. From a heavyweight multi-bike booking for a national retailer to a single day for a local college, our commitment to deliver total client satisfaction is the reason behind our continued success.

I’m thrilled to introduce to you The Advertising Bike Company and thank you for your initial interest in becoming a Franchise Partner.

Like you, I was once looking for an idea or a business that would sustain the lifestyle I wanted – something that gave me the financial freedom, engagement and success I craved. This was when the Advertising Bike Company was born.

Whether you’re looking to escape the rat race or simply add an additional family income and future proof your lifestyle, this franchise offers a low investment, low risk/ high return route to financial freedom. How can I be so sure? Because I’ve done it. I’ve built a six-figure business from the ground up with the most minimal investment.

My aim is to help entrepreneurs, like you, build a sustainable, effective and successful business, whatever your financial goals.

I am also a Business Mentor on a Government Business Start-Up programme so I am well versed to show you how to build a business framework that supports your goals – giving you a future that enables you to spend more time doing the things you enjoy with the people you care about the most.

With over 17 years’ experience in running my business, this opportunity gives you all the tools, tips and support to run your own successful advertising bike business in your location.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or would like any more information.

Warm regards,
Steve Lydiatt, Founder

“In a busy city centre, it was important that whatever media we used would attract the public’s attention. The bike certainly proved that!”

What are AdBikes?

AdBikes are pedal-powered message delivery machines, which get into places where advertisers want to be seen without the risk of poster-blindness or message fatigue.

Uniquely urban and eco-friendly, each AdBike hold 2 x 6-sheet size posters (1800mm x 1200mm) and are visually powerful both in motion and when parked in a strategic position. It is at these scheduled stops when the promotional rider can handout marketing collateral to members of the public.

As an innovative mobile media, AdBikes can immerse themselves into a range of different outdoor environments, such as city centres, densely populated pedestrian zones, retail parks and transport stations, etc. Campaigns are fun, eye-catching and offer an intimate way for advertisers to reach their target audiences in a way traditional media can only dream of.

What we offer?

AdBikes are pedal-powered message delivery machines, which get into places where advertisers want to be seen without the risk of poster-blindness or message fatigue.


Track record of success

We have a developed a method of doing business that works well and produces successful results.
Strong Brand – One of the biggest advantages of franchising is that the company is building a brand on a regional or national basis that should have value in the eyes of customers you’re trying to attract.


Training programme

We have a training programme designed to bring you up to speed on the most successful methods to run the business. We have reference materials to assist you in dealing with whatever comes up while you’re running your business.


Ongoing operational support

We have staff dedicated to providing ongoing assistance to franchisees. You’re not alone when you’re building and running your business, and you can always call on experienced people when you hit a rough spot or want to share new ideas for growing the business.


Marketing assistance

We will offer you marketing assistance to provide you with proven tools and strategies for attracting and retaining customers.


Purchasing power

As a franchise you can take advantage of the buying power of the entire system to negotiate prices for everything you need at significantly lower levels than you could achieve as an independent operator.


Risk avoidance

The biggest reason to buy a franchise is that, if you’re smart, it will help you avoid much of the risk of starting a new business.

“Having put together different advertising campaigns over a number of years, we are well placed to judge the effectiveness of The Advertising Bike Company and feel that our relationship with them has been good value for money.

We would encourage anyone thinking of this form of advertising to give it a go.”

An overview

Through this opportunity, we can offer an exciting, ethical and fun business for enthusiastic individuals who want to work outdoors and who will thrive on the buzz of working within the advertising industry.

As a franchisee, you don’t need prior advertising experience and despite a common misconception, you also don’t have to be at the peak of physical condition to pedal an AdBike. However, we do actively look for people with a drive to succeed, common sense and a positive outlook.

The ethos behind this opportunity is for you to develop a business in your local territory and execute advertising bike campaigns to local/regional clients within your pre-defined patch. This local business will, from time to time, be complemented by national campaigns that have been generated by The Advertising Bike Company central office.

Over many years, we have developed a valuable business model and a successful process for selling outdoor advertising of this nature. Accordingly, we are pleased to offer a turnkey business solution for franchisees who wish to profit from our past efforts, know-how and expertise. To succeed, you must be comfortable in following our proven business systems.

The business model

You can run this business from home.

The nature of being a Franchise Partner means the headaches associated with many start-ups is kept to an absolute minimum:

No major capital investment
No rents to pay
No people to employ

The first year is very much one person, one bike, as you learn how to operate the business and build your customer base. Within the first year, you should expect to generate between 100-150 daily campaigns (this will include any national campaigns from us should they fall into your patch).

Year 2 sees the business take on a new dimension, as you may want to acquire a second advertising bike and will therefore need to seek the assistance of additional promotional riders, and possibly purchase a van. During this time, you may choose to ‘pedal’ less as you will find your time better is served developing the business in a management capacity. Now with a fleet of two bikes at your disposal, you should be hitting +200 bike days annually.

As a rule of thumb, the daily rate for an AdBike campaign is c.£250-£300 per bike,
excluding poster production and any associated travel costs.

This turnkey proposition gives you everything you need to successfully run an advertising bike business in your EXCLUSIVE area, including:

1 x Advertising Bike (NEW)
Centralised website
Social media channels
1000 leaflets
500 business cards
Self-promotion posters
Exclusive trading area
Launch marketing support
Ongoing mentorship
Access to templates (including booking agreements, quotes and invoicing), photos and endorsements
Business set-up support

Your earning potential is unlimited and realising a high annual income is perfectly achievable. As with any new venture, your earnings will grow with time and the level of growth will be determined by your application and commitment, Naturally, it is unrealistic for new partners to have expectations of reaching top level of earnings in the first year.

The next steps

If you’re re thinking about injecting a dose of pedal power into your next career move, please visit www.adbikes.media or follow @theadbikeco on social media to learn more about this exciting mobile media.

If everything you’ve read so far makes sense, and you think that an Advertising Bike Franchise is something you want to know more about, we should talk further.

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