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250 new riders set to join Deliveroo in Cheltenham as demand soars

Deliveroo has announced that it is rapidly expanding the number of riders it works with in Cheltenham.

The food delivery company has been delivering meals in the town for five years, and now works with more than 130 restaurants.

It has today announced that it will create work for an additional 250 riders in Cheltenham by the end of the year. Across the UK, the company will have more than doubled the number of riders from 25,000 to more than 50,000 in the UK over the course of 2020.

Deliveroo said that rapid growth in on-demand work is spread right across the UK and underlines the vital role that Deliveroo is playing in the pandemic to provide business opportunities for restaurants, bring people food during lockdowns and to provide work opportunities for riders.

Will Shu, CEO of Deliveroo, said: "Riders are heroes and we are so proud of the vital role that they are carrying out in their local communities during the pandemic. It is fantastic that we can now recruit even more riders and will create 250 new opportunities in Cheltenham by the end of the year.

"With a record number of riders and restaurant partners on the platform, we can now reach even more amazing customers across the UK, delivering the food that people need and want."

There are now 11,500 new UK restaurant partners on Deliveroo and the business has signed-up 16 new on-demand grocery partners this year, such as Aldi, Morrison's, Waitrose and Co-op, reaching customers right across the UK.

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