Solent Lockable Shelter


The Solent shelter is a modern curved shelter that provides good weather protection from the rear and sides.

Lockable gate enhance security as they stop intruders from accessing the bicycles.

Features & Benefits

  • Modern and curved design
  • Galvanised and powder coated mild steel construction with translucent roof and side panels
  • Price includes our popular Rounded A racks, supplied in a galvanised finish as standard. Upgrade to powder coating available.
  • Lockable swing gates for added security
  • 5mm PET UVg cladding or opaque Alupanel cladding
  • Upgrade to sliding gates available
    Capacity: The standard shelter comes in 4.1m sections for 10 bikes. However, we can make this shelter to any length.

Why this product is so good

The Solent shelter is very popular with schools, councils and employers as it combines a sleek rounded design with affordable prices.

The bikes are protected from the elements on three sides, while lockable gates stop intruders from gaining access to the bicycles.

In addition, we have replaced the standard Sheffield stand with our popular Rounded A racks, as we believe that these offer better security than standard racks without a security bar. They are also more elegant and rounded and take up less space when not in use. We also use 5mm PET UVg, as it is more durable than the standard 3mm or 4mm PET used as standard by most other companies.

This cycle shelter can be used to help demonstrate compliance with BREEAM and achieve a high BREEAM rating.*
This cycle shelter can be used to help contribute towards gaining your 2 ENE8 Cycle Storage Credits when used in an appropriate situation, under the Code for Sustainable Homes.

*Cycle-works and its products and services are not affiliated, endorsed or certified by BRE Global or its affiliates. All rights are reserved.


Layout & Space Requirements

Solent shelters can be installed in one long row, and this is the most cost-effective solution. Several smaller shelters can also be installed to accommodate specific site restrictions.


The smallest standard shelter parks 10 bicycles. Rows of shelters can be as long as required.

  • Height: 2000mm.
  • Width: 2300mm
  • Length: 4100mm for every 5 stands (10 bike spaces)

A level concrete base is required. This can be either a complete concrete base or concrete pads under the shelter uprights and racks. Please see below for an example of a layout or contact us for further information. This system is installed by our team of experienced installers.

Materials, Locking Mechanisms & Accessories
Material Options

These shelters are made of galvanised and powder coated mild steel. The standard cladding is manufactured from 5mm UV stable, shatterproof, impact-resistant and non-combustible translucent PET material. Alupanel cladding is also available.

Locking Mechanisms & Options

The cyclist can lock the bike frame and wheels to the rounded A rack with their own chain or D-lock. The gates are supplied with hasps for use with a padlock.

Issues & FAQ
Issues to consider


Although the lockable gates provide security from intruders, the shelters do not provide individual parking. Should this be required, please have a look at our individual bicycle lockers.

The 'Rounded A' rack provides many locking points for a bike. However, racks are only as good as the chain or padlock used. Please see our product range for more long-term secure bicycle parking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell to private households?

Not really for this product, simply because we have found that other products are more suitable and cost-effective for home storage.

What about maintenance?

Easy. Replacement components are readily available if the shelter is damaged, e.g. by cars or lorries. Replacement PET panels can be ordered and installed by us.

Price Requirements

Please contact us for prices.

Normal payments for councils, authorities or recognised institutions is by invoice on installation, on 30 day terms.

However, in some situations a deposit may be required. Other methods of payment may be acceptable.

The current lead time is 6-10 weeks.

Terms & Conditions
Orders are subject to our normal terms and conditions.