How to participate?
Write your 5 star review about Ridely Scooter Rentals on Facebook and Google for your chance to win two tickets for the Australia Vs India Boxing Day Test on the 26th of December 2018 at MCG in Melbourne!!
The most creative and cool review will win, we will pick the best review(s) and give the 2 x tickets to one lucky Ridely customer for you and a friend.
Please submit your reviews anytime until the 14th of December for your chance to win.
Good luck and we will see you at the Cricket :)
Ridely have partnered with Scooti
Scooti is a ride sharing app that connects scooter drivers with passengers, offering a more affordable, reliable and quicker alternative to Uber and any other Taxi service.
Ridely are proud to partner with Scooti, who through innovation and technology will connect people who need a quick, safe and more affordable ride. With Scooti, scooter drivers can earn easy money!
If you want to become a Scooti driver join the Scooti network today:
We are very excited to announce we have found a new home from Ridely HQ in St Kilda from 3rd January 2018
You can now book an appointment to visit us to ask questions about our Scooter rental
We can also offer a charge point for Ridely customer who use one of our Electric Scooters in Melbourne. We will always have a charger & a full battery at the office so you'll be able to come in and swap your empty battery for a full battery, helping you to keep on the move between:
Monday - Friday between 10am - 4pm
If you need help outside these hours you can still call our 1800 893 229 number.
Ridely HQ have been very busy setting up the launch of our brand spankin' new Scooters that will be released in Sydney this Monday, 2 October. We're very excited to be moving into NSW territory, with the same great service and of course product, our brand new Scooters!
These Scooters are not your everyday Scooter, these bad-boys are Australia’s first electric Scooter. Amped up in every way. An agile machine designed for cutting through urban traffic. And super-compact, convenient PowerPacks you can charge anywhere. Zero emissions, lightning acceleration and around $1* a week to run. Battery packs are easy to remove and charge inside or wherever convenient, they're designed for urban city living.
Our Scooters are Deliveroo and UberEats approved and they're fully insured.
We are super excited about these Scooters, so excited, that Ridely are offering a 'Pre-Launch Sale'.
Secure your Scooter this weekend (before Sunday, 1 October 11..59pm) and you will receive a weekly discount off your Scooter rental. Get in touch to find out more at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you watched the Leonardo DiCaprio Climate Change documentary, Before the Flood and then felt inspired to do your bit to save our planet, this may be the mode of transport for you.
These babies are eco-friendly, 100% Australian and light on the pocket, well, no petrol required. They're a smooth ride, two 72 volt power cells under the seat and a 2500watt brushless DC electric motor in the hub of the 10” rear wheel. Regenerative braking returns kinetic energy to the battery and when you brake and glide to a halt, the Scooter rolls effortlessly, it's quick and smooth with no vibration what so ever. It's also weirdly quiet, no one can hear you coming, all you can hear is the wind, it’s sort of like flying through the city streets.
Fonzarelli Sydney have launched these beauties, they're doing their thing for the environment and we like it here at Ridely. Michelle (Fonz owner) has taken the time to design and create these Scooters in Australia, no short-cuts just commitment. That is one of the reasons Ridely have jumped on-board. We've teamed up with Fonzarelli to give drivers the opportunity to rent one of these beauties and do their bit for the environment whilst getting the job done (with Deliveroo, or the like). From the 18th of September, we'll have a bunch of Scooters ready to release to the public, so my advice, get-in-quick.
Drop us an email, give us a call, connect through Facebook, Instagram or our Blog and we'll having your Scootering into the Sydney Sunset. Looking cool whilst deliverying? Ridely have got your sorted.
What new road rules mean for you
The State Government has announced five new road rules that will affect most of us::
Mobile phone use by bicycle riders and users of wheeled recreational devices
A bicycle rider using a phone while cycling will be treated the same way as car drivers, with police empowered to issue on-the-spot fines of $476 to any cyclist using a hand-held phone while riding.
Cyclists are exempt from fines if the phone is secured in a mounting fixed to the bicycle (not held by the rider), or is not being held and doesn't require the rider to touch the phone.
The new rules apply to people using wheeled recreational devices, and any vehicle that is not a motor vehicle. This includes rollerblades/skates, skateboards and scooters .... read more here
During May the team at Ridely have been very busy working with Deliveroo to provide a new exciting service to offer affordable flexible Scooter rentals to
Deliveroo riders in Melbourne.
All of our Scooters include:
fully comprehensive insurance
24/7 Roadside assistance
regular servicing & maintenance
We have all heard how Uber is the most flexible job in the world, right? I have been an Uber driver in Melbourne since 2014 and I know that while it is a super flexible job, with recent Uber pay cuts to drivers and the increasing number of Uber partners on our roads it’s becoming more and more difficult to make good money driving for Uber alone.
While yes, it is a flexible job and you can work anytime you want, you can switch the app on & do a few extra hours here and there. However if you are looking at #ridesharing to be your main source of income we think there are some great ways to maximise your income.
I have been driving for Uber since 2014 and recently I have started driving for PeoplePost. Here is how I plan my week, say I want to make $900 per week. I break this down into easily digestible chunks:
Weekday target $150 - Mornings are always busy on Uber you can make around $90 between 6am - 9am. At 10am I would try and take a breakfast break and check out PeoplePost for my next job job. A normal job with PeoplePost takes either 1 hour for $30 or 2 hours for $55. Thats approx. $145 between 6am - 12pm. If you continue to work on Uber over lunch hour you can easily make $150 and finish driving before the schools finish at 3pm (this is also when the roads start getting busy).
If you do this 5 days a week that would pay $750 for working from 6am - 1pm giving you the afternoon to do what whatever you like, watch movies, play tennis, walk the dog, pick the kids up from school.
Saturday target $200 - On a Saturday I normally take the morning off to do house admin (cleaning,washing, shopping and other fun stuff) but I always get ready to be on the road for peak hours which start at around 4-5pm on Saturday afternoon and normally Uber will stay busy until around 9-10pm (this is a good time to take a break, grab a coffee or a bite to eat) if you start driving again at 10-11pm its normally busy through until 1-2am.
If I work from 4pm - 1am on a Saturday I would normally make $200 but if you combine that with the $750 I made during the week thats $1050. Much higher than the $900 I was hoping for, whilst spending Saturday and Sunday with my family & friends = a good income & flexibility.
Give it a try, get up early on a Monday and stay in Bed on a Sunday it works for me! I’m not saying that what would work for me, will work for you & your lifestyle choice's but equally don’t get upset if you are working on Uber for 3 hours a day during business hours and only making $40 a day. Thats when most people that use Uber are at work in the city, not many jobs and no surge pricing.
Please feel free to comment or send me a message if you have a better way to hit your weekly rideshare target.
Until next time. Stay safe out there
Cool App of the month
Have you ever been in the middle of a Surge and you need to find a public toilet fast! It’s fine if you are in your home suburb and you know your way around but what happens if you are in Frankston, Geelong or even Craigieburn! You panic and start crossing your legs which isn’t advisable while driving. Now thanks to Jamie at Natures Call there is an app that shows you where the nearest public toilet is. You can drive there and get back on the road without missing another surge! You can download the app for free from the App store here
Mobile speed cameras are raising almost $83 million a year, with drivers around the state snapped every 83 seconds on average.
Freedom of Information documents have revealed the top 50 speed camera hotspots across the state, measured by the average number of drivers nabbed per hour.
In 2015, there were nearly 2200 mobile speed cameras on Victorian roads, which police believe exist for one function.
“I’ve got no doubt that cameras are there to make the road safer,” Road Safety Camera Commissioner John Voyage said.
Acting Superintendent Stuart McGregor from the Victoria Police agreed, quashing claims the cameras exist purely for revenue.
“Road trauma turns around $5 billion a year,” he said.
“The money we raise in fines is nowhere near that. If this was a business, then we’d be out of business within a month.
“This is not about revenue.”
John King, an avid anti-speed camera campaigner, argued the cameras are nothing more than “mobile piggy banks”.
The top mobile speed camera locations in Victoria, based on how many drivers are caught per hour:
A review of the Victorian taxi industry has recommended a new $10 booking fee to improve incentives for drivers to operate during peak hours.
The commission made the recommendation in its draft report, which was released on Tuesday evening.
The report said the charge would improve incentives for taxis to operate during peak times and would give incentives to improve the reliability of taxi booking services.
"The peak booking charge would be capped at a maximum of up to $10 and only applicable for booked taxi trips commencing during times when the peak tariff maximum fares apply," the report said.
"The charge would be separate to the standard maximum $2 booking fee — that is, it may apply in addition to a booking fee."
It also recommended bringing forward the peak period to 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday nights instead of 10:00pm, when it starts currently.
Essential Services Commission chairman Dr Ron Ben-David said the proposed changes could help keep taxis on the road during peak times.
"The data shows us very clearly that ... on a Friday night at about 7:00pm, there's a huge increase in demand for taxis," he said.
"At the same time, we're seeing a drop off in the number of taxis on the road.
"What we're proposing is to give taxis flexibility. We're not saying they have to increase prices.
"What we're saying is you can charge the $10 if it means you can provide a better, more reliable service to customers."
Lower taxi demand due to competing servicesThe commission did not propose increasing fares, noting increased price competition from services such as Uber.
"We have concluded that reductions in taxi trips are largely a result of consumers increasingly switching to alternative commercial passenger vehicle services," the report said.
The Victorian Taxi Association said giving taxi operators more flexibility over pricing would be a good thing.
"We think that, fundamentally, what people want from a taxi is a service when they need it. And if [the booking charge] helps achieve that, it'd be a positive thing for consumers," Victorian Taxi Association chief executive David Samuel said.
"What people often forget is that [competitor] services are often more expensive than a taxi during peak times.
"During low-demand times, we can't offset or make the fare lower because we can't go higher during a peak time."
The commission is seeking submissions from the industry on its draft recommendations.