Olympic and World Cycling Champion chooses Secured by Design accredited Bike Shed from Asgard Secure Steel Storage
Welsh cycling star Elinor Barker MBE is one of a number of Team GB stars to place their faith in a Secured by Design accredited Asgard Bike Shed to protect their valuable cycling equipment.
Welsh racing cyclist, Elinor, who currently rides on the track for Welsh Cycling and Great Britain, and on the road for Wiggle High5, is an Olympic, two-time world and four-time European champion in the team pursuit, as well as a world champion in the points race.
The Centurion Cycle Storage Shed supplied to Elinor is a large all metal, weatherproof (Galvanised Steel) Bike Shed, boasting an integral metal floor, a heavy duty 5 point locking system and a ventilated roof to reduce condensation.
The storage shed is UK Locksmiths approved, LPCB approved and Secured by Design accredited.
Inside the cycle shed, Elinor’s riding equipment is secured on internal shelves and heavy duty hook packs, with an internal bike rack and track frame hangers. The shed also includes power for keeping lights charged and ready for action.
Andy Heath, Asgard said: “We were thrilled when Elinor originally approached us, to have a sports person at that level approach us was just amazing.
“Elinor had several bikes and frames to store, which she needed quick access to, as she trains every day. So, we actually designed a bike rack and a frame holder just for her. These were so good, we made them part of our standard product range.
“Since Elinor we have supplied bike storage for a number of team GB riders, From Ellie Dickinson to Laura Trott and Jason Kenney. It’s an absolute thrill for me as a club cyclist myself”.
Asgard Secure Steel Storage is a division of Flexiform Business Furniture Limited, a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of steel storage systems for almost 40 years – and one of only 6 GPS (Government Procurement Services) appointed companies in the UK.
Asgard design and manufacture a range of metal sheds, bike storage and motorcycle storage, of the highest quality, designed to give the strength and security required for professional level use. You can see details on all of Asgard’s extensive range of SBD accredited products here: http://www.securedbydesign.com/members/asgard-secure-steel-storage/ or www.asgardsss.co.uk
SBD is a police-owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives.
SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.
SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards actually meet the needs of the police and public alike.
Products must be subjected to vigorous testing and auditing by an accredited third party organisation before being allowed to carry the SBD logo – this is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security related products in the UK.