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How Much Does A Deliveroo Cyclist get paid 2021?

Read how much a Deliveroo cyclist can make per hour in the UK.

Updated: 20th December 2021

Knowing how much a Deliveroo cyclist gets paid is a real must before you decide to start your new job.

Luckily for you I have provided all the information you need to get started.

If you choose to work for Deliveroo you have the option of delivering food by either cycling, scooter/motorcycle or car.

Whilst all three have various pros and cons, this post is going focus on Deliveroo Drivers that deliver food using a bicycle.

Now, before you dust of the chopper from your nan’s shed, layer up with your fathers spandex and head out into the mean ole streets of the UK there are some things to consider.


Cycling is dangerous at the best of times, but if your racing to get joe blogs his lamb shish in the dark of winter with horizontal rain, this adds an added element of danger.

Summer riding is pretty close to be one of the best ways to stay fit, if you can be paid to do then what an added bonus. Take into consideration though Deliveroo can be quieter during the warmer months.

Using a bicycle instead of a scooter or car can reduce the costs you need to pay out. This is because you won’t need to pay for expensive fast food delivery insurance while using a bike. You will have maintenance costs for your bicycle such as tyres or brake pads, but these can be used expenses when you submit a tax return.


A bicycle does not need fuel in comparison to a car or scooter. However, you will need to add fuel of a different kind. Cycling is very labour intensive, especially if you are looking to work part or full time. Therefore eating correctly and regularly will be another cost to take into consideration, albeit less so than petrol.

How much does a Deliveroo cyclist get paid?

Typically someone using a bicycle to deliver food will earn £7-14 per hour.

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Now you know what Deliveroo cyclist pay is, can I recommend this post Deliveroo, Ubereats or Justeat: which pays the best in the UK incase you choose to work for another delivery platform.

If your just getting started you may also like to read our Deliveroo Scooter and Cyclist Rider Equipment Guide which explains the stuff you need to get on the road.

If you need help with registering as self employed or need to file a tax return we recommend you contact Ugo Tax.

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