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Olympic Champion Owain Doull gets Asgard SBD Bike Shed

Secured by Design member Asgard Secure Steel Storage continues to support the UK’s best sports and cycling stars with secure bicycle sheds, adding Professional Cyclist and Olympic Champion, Owain Doull MBE to the growing list.

Owain approached Asgard for help and advice on how to safely store his many bikes. With the emphasis on security and internal space, the Centurion bike shed x7 with a Secured by Design, LPCB and UK Locksmith approved status fitted the bill. 

“I can honestly say having an Asgard shed has changed my life. As a professional cyclist, my bike is my life so to be able to come home and put my bike away, out of sight helps me switch off. It also helps that I know my bikes are safe and secure from theft and the elements outside. It’s the perfect shed to keep everything safe, I built it myself and it went up quickly and easily” Owain Doull said.

Owain had originally heard about Asgard’s top secure bike storage through his partner and British Cycling star Ellie Dickinson, who stored her bikes in a Secured by Design approved Annexe bike shed - a smaller 3x bike storage shed packed full of the same great security features. 

Secured by Design Technical Manager Alfie Hosker said: “I am delighted that Owain is so pleased with his Secured by Design Centurian bike shed which will assist in keeping his possessions safe. It is brilliant that such a distinguished individual has chosen Asgard’s Police Preferred Specification shed and is testament to the quality of this product and the reputation Asgard bring in this area.”

Owain Doull

Owain Doull MBE is a successful Welsh road and track cyclist, winning Olympic Gold at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, and is currently riding for the UCI WorldTeam EF Education – EasyPost. Turning professional in 2014, Owain participated in many races including the Commonwealth Games, and Tour of Britain, and has trained in the Wiggins team set up by Cycling icon Bradley Wiggins. To honour his successes, Owain was appointed the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2017.

In addition to his cycling, Owain has many other passions including his 5 Ring Coffee brand with fellow Olympic champions Philip Hindes and Callum Skinner. He’s also an ambassador for Welsh children’s charities Noahs Ark and Siôn Mullane Foundation. 

With a large range of bikes and cycling equipment to store, Owain opted for an Asgard Centurion Bike Storage Shed x7 measuring in at a huge 5ft wide x 11ft deep and designed to hold up to 7 bikes with an integral bike rack, shelving, storage hooks and ramp. As security was another key factor, the Centurion range’s impressive accreditations and security features gave him the reassurance that his bikes would be safe, secure and dry. 

Made from galvanised (weatherproof) steel with an integral metal base that can bolt to the ground, the Centurion has reinforced panels, doors and hinges for extra security. The metal shed features a superb 5-point locking mechanism, with internal steel deadbolts and a pick-and-drill resistant lock rated to EN1303 - to provide the highest tested level of durability, temperature and corrosion resistance. 

Additional security is available thanks to the unique lock handle mechanism. Asgard locks feature an excellent tamper-resistant design, the handle snaps off, preventing entry if the handle is forced during an attempted break in. All these excellent security features give the Centurion high security shed Loss Prevention Certification Board Level 1, Secured by Design and UK Locksmith approval. 

For more information on the Centurion Bike Shed ranges, visit https://www.asgardsss.co.uk/bike-cycle-storage/centurion-bike-storage-range

To view a video of the Loss Prevention Certification Board testing the Centurion Bike Shed x6, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSfSBkw9VtI 

To see more athletes and famous faces who opted for an Asgard shed, visit https://www.asgardsss.co.uk/british-athletes