Stolen Ride partners with SpokeSafe

Stolen Ride partnered with SpokeSafe ahead of the opening of its first public secure bike storage unit in Cavendish Square in December.

Maxwell Wilson, director at SpokeSafe, said: “We know first-hand how much of a hassle parking your bike securely in London can be.

“Having worked in a corporate office for 10 years, we are all too aware of long waiting lists for office bike racks and the pitfalls of leaving your prized possession chained outside.

“Despite the fact that Londoners love to cycle, and that cycling contributes to a healthy lifestyle while reducing air pollution and travel congestion for everyone, we feel that not enough is being done to make cycle parking more secure; it doesn’t take long to find damaged or destroyed bikes on the street.

“We therefore started SpokeSafe to help solve the chronic lack of secure bike storage in central London."

The first site will be located behind Oxford Circus station and provides cyclists with secure, off-site bike parking which is accessible 24/7 and leased on flexible monthly contracts.

Each rack comes with a dedicated locker to store accessories and inside each SpokeSafe, which has keyless entry, is a large, central worktop and small repair station with a pump.

Wilson added: “Of course, while we want every SpokeSafe to be seamless to use, affordable to rent and above all secure, we also want them to look good, so we have taken a design centric approach to every build. Boring storage units these are not.

“We have partnered with Stolen Ride to help launch SpokeSafe because we share the same common goal and mission – to help reduce cycle theft and damage in London.

“So whether you are an office worker looking for a spot to park your bike during the week, or a resident looking for a space overnight, we’ve got a space for you.”

Richard Cantle, founder of Stolen Ride, said: “Secure bicycle parking (for public use) is still extremely rare in London (especially central).

“It’s hugely important that cyclists feel safe when leaving their bikes.

“SpokeSafe is an exciting new concept and I’m eager to see their journey unfold."

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