You only require a licence if you intend to trade on council land or council property. This is relatively straightforward. Most local councils should issue you hawkers or street trading licence upon application and are very inexpensive.
However, you do not need a license or council permission if you intend to trade on private property such as markets, car boot sales, forecourts, fetes, fairs, etc. If you would like some more advice on this matter, please feel free to contact us anytime. Remember, your choice of location is the key to your success.
Officially you do not need hand-washing facilities when selling pre-packed Ice Cream or Lollies as you will not be touching the food that your customers will consume. However, if you intend to sell soft scoop Ice Cream in cones, you would benefit from our Hand Wash System.
This fantastic unit is entirely self-contained with an elegant fold-down sink, fits securely to the bike rack, and will keep water warm for up to 6 hours depending on the preheated hot water temperature. Its unique design retains all the dirty water, emptied when the hot water is replenished. The Hand Wash unit comes complete with a pair of beautiful wicker pannier baskets, hand wash brackets and fixings. All this for only £299.00 +vat.
We would always recommend a minimum of Public Liability Insurance and insuring the bike is worth considering. There are many insurance companies around but a number of our clients have successfully used Southwater Insurance Ltd on 01403 785995. They offer sound advice on all aspects of your business and are very competitively priced.
This depends on what time of year you make your purchase. It always gets busier before the summer season, but we will do our utmost to make your deadline. Usually, we have a turnaround of between 10 to 14 working days, but please call us to discuss your timescale.
Our highly skilled graphics team will work with you to create a design to compliment your business using specific colors and logos as required. Additional fees may apply. Please call us for more details or click here to see a few examples of our artwork.
The cost for delivery anywhere UK Mainland is £170.00 +vat. This is the price we pay our courier for the job. The bike is delivered by our trusted courier, who will give you a run-through of how the bike works.
If you live anywhere other than UK Mainland, please contact us and we will obtain a cost from our couriers.
Yes, you are most welcome to collect from our premises near Bolton, Greater Manchester by prior arrangement. You will need either a trailer or a short-wheelbase van. The Ice Cream Bike measurements are 2.1M Long x 87cm Wide x 1.2M Tall.
Definitely, we are pleased to help and provide any advice before and after your purchase.
What our Customers are Saying
Toby - Beco Pets Ltd.
“These guys are great. They were friendly and informative from word go with timely responses to all of our queries. In the end, it was a mad rush to get the bike ready for an event due to delays on our end and Business on Bikes pulled through and made sure it happened. They couldn’t do enough to help. On top of this, the bike looks amazing, feels sturdy and is smooth to ride. The designs are exactly as we had hoped and the craftsmanship and attention to detail is evident. Couldn’t fault them and highly recommend..”
Jenifer - Two Little Penguins
“Thank you so much James for all of your invaluable advice, being accommodating to our needs and delivering the most beautiful Ice Cream Bike in the world. I couldn’t recommend you and Business on Bikes enough!.”
“Hey, I am a uni-student and decided to buy one of your Ice Cream Bikes to supplement my income while studying. Just thought I would let you guys know that it was so good I’ve actually paid off my student loans and still have change!!! Thanks guys xxxx”
Mr M Longford
“I don’t usually write letters but I felt I had to let you know how happy I am with the Traditional Ice Cream Bike I purchased earlier this year. The quality and workmanship is excellent and for the price paid it is incredible value for money. It paid for itself in just one week! One very satisfied customer.”
Mrs R Wilson
“Thank you so much, I recently purchased your Traditional Ice Cream Bike and I was amazed at the attention I received at local events, I seem to be the main attraction wherever I go…..”
“WOW…. This is the only business I have purchased that has actually made me good money! And trust me I have tried a few! Customers love the traditional style and often comment that they haven’t seen one of these for years.”