Cycle Shelters – An Introduction

Would you like to cycle to school or work more often?

If you do, is there a safe and dry area for you to park your bike?

If not, let me introduce you to the cycle shelter.

Statistics show that only 2% of children now cycle to school and most adults opt to either take their car or go by public transport.

Perhaps this is because of the bike facilities not being available or not being safe and secure enough for them to use bikes.

Cycle shelters solve the problem of having to lock your bikes to a lamppost or fence and with the many designs available, will keep it dry in the wet weather and more secure during your day.

The shelters, made from galvanised steel or wood, come in various designs and styles and can even be powder coated in various colours to co-ordinate with school colours.

They can be fitted around existing bike racks and are useful as waiting areas for parents/visitors.

They generally do not need planning permission and are an excellent safety and security feature of your school or place of work.

A recent survey showed that 43% of parents wanted to see an improvement of the bike facilities available for their children to take their bikes to school as it not only reduces traffic and pollution but improves fitness levels of the children and themselves if they bike with them.

You, your pupils, employees, and many other visitors will benefit greatly from a cycle shelter and enjoy getting fit at the same time!