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BikeAway renew membership with Secured by Design

Leading manufacturer in secure cycle locker storage, BikeAway, have renewed their membership with Secured by Design.

Established over 25 years ago in Devon with the intention of developing a safe and secure bike locker, BikeAway has paved the way for locker security and is a market leader in secure cycle lockers. BIkeAway work closely with the public and commercial sectors across the UK and globally, continually updating to meet the trends and needs of cyclists.

Initially gaining Sold Secure Bicycle Gold accreditation, BikeAway developed their products in line with security trends and the needs of cyclists, creating the Warrior range to offer the highest standard of cycle security and value for money.

The Warrior’s unique locking system and locker design holds Sole Secure Pedal Cycle Diamond, with BikeAway, being the first company in the UK to gain this standard on a bike locker.

BikeAway’s Warrior range are available as both horizontal and vertical bike lockers. All lockers are constructed of galvanised steel, have strengthening gussets, box section and anti-jemmy plates are included to reinforce the structure. The door is secured using a patented lock design constructed from 6mm plate and the keyhole housing of the Sterling anti-drill padlock and lock mechanism is protected by hardened steel plates.

One of the Warrior’s unique points are the doors as they are fitted with hinges and locking points that ‘grab’ the sides of the locker which makes levering them open almost impossible. Warrior lockers are supplied with anchor bolts and are designed to be secured to a flat hard standing base, although adjustable legs can be used on all products if they are to be fitted to sloping ground.

The vertical Warrior allows bicycles to be stored upright and has a small footprint, ideal for locations where space is at a premium and has proven to be popular in social housing. While the new horizontal Warrior 2 will house two bikes, perfect for gardens and driveways, the unit can also be stacked making them a more versatile and an efficient alternative to two-tier stands in basement and indoor bike parks.

As fire safety can be a concern at indoor or underground storage areas the BikeAway team can add a fire seal to reduce the risk of fire spread, something which should be considered when storing e-bikes. These lockers have a galvanised finish to reduce the risk of fire and using a locker rather than a two-tier bike stand helps to maintain good housekeeping and by compartmentalising the bike store stops the uncontrolled spread of fire and smoke. External units can also be fitted with a solar panel to enable the charging of e-bikes without mains power – a superb addition to any Green Travel Plan.

BikeAway lockers are distributed fully assembled and can be installed independently or by BikeAway’s skilled fitters. In addition to manufacturing lockers BikeAway also provide a management service to oversee the use of lockers, taking the headache of admin away from organisations.

Find out more about BikeAway and their Secured by Design accredited Warrior Cycle Storage lockers here.

Jason Hamlyn, Managing Director of BikeAway noted that the Sold Secure attack standard is being requested when bidding for tenders, he feels that this is highlighting the importance of a design standard and shows the work that the SBD team are doing to support and promote their members and approved products. He also commented that by purchasing a product that is robust enough to gain the standard will increase longevity, therefore giving value for money.

Lyn Poole, Secured by Design, said: "BikeAway joined Secured by Design in 2016 and I am really pleased that they have renewed their membership with us. I'm looking forward to working with them over the period of their membership to strengthen their trusted product brand with the brand of Secured by Design the UK’s Official Police Security Initiative. SBD undertake the due diligence on members products so the public, developers and contractors can have confidence in the products."