Camden Council to install 200 Cyclehoop's

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By Zara_Camden | Thursday, April 01, 2010, 11:59

Cycling is a great way to get fit, save money and help the

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

secure.

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

it.

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.

Camden

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?

      

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