Thursday 31st July proved to be an exciting and experimental evening for Zipcar UK, as we hosted our first ever member dinner in partnership with Grub Club. We invited members from the local community of Stoke Newington to come together to eat great food, fine wine and share some stories, instead of cars for once!

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Here at Zipcar, we love to lend a helping hand.  In fact, we like to give a Big Hand.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Big Hand, it’s something we do at Zipcar: we choose three charities, and help support them by sending some of our troops over to them for some voluntary work. We asked you to suggest potential charities that we could partner with (of which you gave us over 50!) After we had a list of all our top candidates, we held an internal vote to decide which charities we would most like to help. These ended up being:

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It's a cliché but I love my job; every bit of it is interesting

Meet Mark, aka MarkyMarket. He runs a food delivery business that utilizes the unique benefits of Zipcar to deliver (excuse the pun) the best possible service he can. Being able to take a car at any time, hassle free, is how Mark gets the freshest meat delivered right to your door.

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Rent Moola x Zipcar
These days, it's not all about ownership. In fact, many of us are shrugging off those financial burdens and complexity by opting for access and its comparative simplicity instead. We spoke to Sam Hall of RentMoola, a new platform that rewards renting, and got his idea on exactly what RGeneration is all about.

 

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Everyone knows that we love cars, vans, and all things motorised here at Zipcar, but sometimes, just sometimes, the old-fashioned bicycle is best. Join us in celebrating the world’s biggest bike race, and watch the Tour de France as it kicks off in Leeds on Saturday July 5th 2014. 

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Edge of Space © SazzyB/iStock/Thinkstock
Apparently mankind learned nothing from the legend of Daedalus and Icarus; no matter how tragic or comic the disaster story, we are possessed by an ambition to fly onwards and upwards that cannot be deterred. 
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The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge © The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge
On a sunny summer day, we Brits know exactly what to do: at the first sign of sun peeking through the cloud cover, to the pub garden we go. But not all pub gardens are created equal. In lieu of the concrete-floored, cramped and smoke-filled versions that populate cities, motor out of the urban centre to find green, spacious, picture-perfect places for sprawling.

 
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Thruxton Motorsport Centre © Pete Gibson
There are few greater pleasures than driving. But when we say driving, we don’t always mean the slow and pragmatic pace that rules city streets. If you’re a thrillseeker, there’s nothing quite like UK driving experience days: all roaring engines, full-throttle steering and speedometers that hit 60 mph in just a few short seconds.
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Cardboard Boxes © Robert S. Donovan
It is a truth universally acknowledged that moving house is hard work. Even the most organised and checklist-savvy among us struggle with the trials and tribulations of this gargantuan feat. How, for example, are you planning to move that floor-to-ceiling bookcase of 19th century classics? Or how are you going to sort through that dreaded drawer of miscellanea in your lounge? Never fear, Zipcar is here to guide you through the process with our 10 top tips for moving house.   
 
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View of London from the Shard

The world is on the move. A hundred years ago, only 20% of the globe lived in an urban area. Today it’s more than half, with 60 million more urban residents arriving every year. As our cities grow, so does the need to find new ways of thinking about our urban spaces.

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