If you don’t have the benefit of a garage, or if you do but all the available space is taken, you’ll be thinking ways to keep your bike protected from the elements at the very least. There are a few solutions available which vary in cost depending on how much security you need.
Although there are lots of bike stores to choose from, in principle, they basically come down to a choice between a wooden shed, a metal cabinet or a simple tent. Which is best will depend on your own circumstances and budget.
Metal Bike Store – if security is an issue then you might want to opt for this full metal solution? Available in classic green, brown or ivory this will easily store up to 4 bikes plus accessories in safety with a thick galvanised metal construction and shrouded lock system.
The cost is £604, which is quite expensive, but may be worth it for the peace of mind, especially for families with a few really expensive bikes. There may also be a benefit with regards to the cost insurance which is certainly worth looking into? From amazon.co.uk
Trimetals Protectacycle Garden Bike Storage – another ‘high-security’ option, this all metal cabinet has two stainless steel hasps, a ground anchor and internal security cable. The cabinet is also guaranteed against rust for 25 years. W196 × D89 × H133 cm. £649.99 from argos.co.uk
Mercia Wooden Overlap 4 x 6 Bike Store – if keeping your bikes covered is your only consideration then a wooden shed will do the job. This option has space for 4 bikes and off-set doors for easy access. W195 × D125 × H123 cm. £249.99 from argos.co.uk
Cycle Storage Tent – if you are not too worried about security and just want an effective and inexpensive way to protect your bike from the elements this bike storage tent looks like just the ticket?
Priced at about £74.95 it’s an affordable and lightweight solution and can easily accommodate 2 adult sized bicycles. As some reviews have mentioned this tent isn’t entirely waterproof I think it’s worth mentioning that no product like this is going to offer 100% weather protection – so you may need to take account of this when selecting one particular make over another? From amazon.co.uk
Bike Nook – not everyone has room for a shed, or even a bike really, which is where this space-saving stand comes into play. In terms of security, it doesn’t help much although you could, maybe, fix a steel cable to the adjoining wall? W11 × D10 × H58 cm. £44.99 from argos.co.uk
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