Camden Council to install 200 Cyclehoop's
By Zara_Camden | Thursday, April 01, 2010, 11:59
Cycling is a great way to get fit, save money and help the
Cyclehoops in various colours
Cyclehoop with bike attached
Cyclehoop in use
environment, but making sure your precious bike is safely secured is generally
a hassle. We’ve all seen derelict bikes, bereft of wheels and spokes trailing
disconsolately from lamp posts, but Camden is determined to tackle this
problem. The Cyclehoop is an innovative and effective way to safely secure bicycles
to lamp post as it lets you secure it in two places, thus making it more
The Cyclehoop is a two ring structure that converts posts
into bicycle stands. It’s simple to install and helps local authorities try
and hit the Mayor’s target to quadruple cycle use by 2025. The Cyclehoop holds
bikes securely and stops them falling over, and you only need one D-Lock to use
it. Simple secure it under the frame and the design will hold it upright, as
well as keeping it secure, as two points rather than one are used to support
15 Cyclehoops are currently being
trialled on Camden lamp posts. The locations include Cartwright Gardens,
Southampton Row and Gower Street. 200 Cyclehoop’s will eventually be installed
throughout the Camden borough.
Council's Executive Member for Environment, Councillor Chris Knight, said:
"Cyclehoops have proved a great success on existing sign posts and I am
pleased we are going one step further and becoming the first council in the
county to trial them on lamp posts.
The Cyclehoop is available in a wide range of colours, but pictures from the official
Camden launch suggest that Camden are opting for muted grey and black versions
rather than the rainbow colours.
Have you tried using one yet? What do you think of it?