What to Consider When Choosing a Cycle Shelter

What to Consider When Choosing a Cycle Shelter

Cycling- Image from www.stockfreeimagesHaving a cycle shelter installed at your school or college is a great idea as it provides a safe and sheltered place for your pupils and staff to park their bikes on your premises.

However, there are certain factors that you need to consider when choosing a cycle shelter to ensure you get the best possible product and service.

I have listed below the three main areas you should look into to help you choose the ideal shelter for you, where to install it and finding a reputable shelter supplier.

1. Choosing a company and a cycle shelter
2. Location within your grounds
3. After sales – Guarantees & warranties

1. A cycle shelter is an appreciated facility for cyclists and you should choose a shelter that suits the needs of your cyclists. First to do that, you must find a reputable and trustworthy company. If you find an established company who can show examples previous installations and has gained accreditations over the years, you can’t go wrong. If you’re not sure of the company, ask for other schools that they have installed locally to you and contact them to find out about their experience with the company.

Any good shelter supplier will help you choose the product that suits your needs and requirements as best as possible. Some offer free site surveys enabling them to visit your site and discuss your needs in more detail whilst also showing you the options available. This will help you gain more knowledge and help you choose the style of shelter that will create your desired sheltered cycle parking area.

woodlsee-primary-school-wirral-merseyside-easydale-cycle-shelter 01 small2. Choosing the location of your shelter is also a very important factor. It will be ideal to install the shelter in an easy to find area which would be convenient to the users for two reasons:
a – Installing your cycle shelter near the school’s entrance (but within the gates for security reasons) will make it convenient for students as they can just drop their bike off and go to class.
b – Also if the shelter is near an entrance as in point 1, parents could also use the cycle shelter to gain shelter from the rain whilst picking their children up from school on those all too common rainy days.

It would be a good idea to install your shelter in an area that is easily monitored by staff or CCTV, otherwise pupils may worry that their cycles will get damaged or stolen.

3. Many high quality cycle shelters have a long life expectancy. Check this out before choosing your supplier. If in doubt ask the supplier what materials are used and how best to care for them, some companies offer a helpful after sales care service.

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