Bikes are an investment worth protecting – here are the best accessories for storing yours properly
Wednesday 11 July 2018 16:40
Whether your bike is your main means of getting around or just a bit of weekend fun, you’ll want to look after it.We’ve sniffed out some great ways to keep your cycle secure and out of the weather at home, in the garden or at work.
Some of them are super-practical designs that will thwart even the most determined thief, others will let you show off your pride and joy as though it’s a work of art hanging on your wall.
Hiplok Airlok: £116.99, Evans Cycles
Stylish design and high security come together in this Gold Sold Secure-rated locking wall hanger. You’ll need to find a load-bearing wall to bolt it to, but once in place it won’t be going anywhere – and neither will your beloved bike.
We’re told that in tests, the wall gave up the ghost before the fixings! It comes with three keys and there’s a rubberised frame protector to prevent scratches.
Three colours are available – red, white and grey – and it’ll look great in your home or garage.
Bike Parka Urban: £31.99, Evans Cycles
Here’s a cool cagoule for your mean machine. The hard wearing Parka with its sealed seams will keep the weather at bay outdoors or stop you getting covered in chain oil each time you brush past if you use it indoors.
Fitting is a wee bit fiddly at first but you’ll get used to it – just slip it over the front wheel and pull into place using the toggle to tighten it up.
There are Velcro panels at the sides so you can put a lock through it, and it comes in its own stuff-sack.
We found it best suited to drop handlebars but there are versions available to suit all shapes and sizes.