Velo-Safe Locker

Overview

This high security and space-efficient bicycle locker can be arranged in many different layouts including circles, semi-circles and back to back in a line.

It has been specifically designed to fit sites that cannot accommodate bigger lockers or that require flexibility with the layout. Since its launch in October 2008, the Velo-Safe has been installed at many different sites across the UK, such as hospitals, universities, council sites, railway stations, large companies and residential developments.

The Velo-Safe locker is available with electronic access. Electronic Access Information

Features & Benefits

  • Parks one bicycle per locker
  • Very space-efficient and versatile
  • Can be installed in many configurations, e.g. in a circle or semi-circle, back to back interlocking, in a ‘wave’, or in a line (e.g. against a wall)
  • Various locking methods are available
  • Can be customised to match surroundings or corporate colours
  • Available with electronic access

Why this product is so good

These space-efficient lockers can be arranged in many different layouts, which can often be decided on site by our experienced installation team.

The simplest is in one long row or interlocking lockers with access from both sides. However, the lockers can also fit neatly into a corner to form a quarter circle, semi-circle or even a complete wheel. They can also be arranged in waves or doubled back to back to give a modern, funky look.

The unique stylish shape means that the Velo-Safe has a small footprint and can therefore fit into corners and areas that would not normally accommodate a locker. The bicycle is wheeled in backwards and the handlebar twisted to the side, which uses less space than if the bike was stored in a straight line.

The modern rounded locker design blends in well in all surroundings, and as the lockers can be coated in many different RAL colours, they can be matched to fit your colour scheme or to blend in with buildings and nature.

This cycle locker can be used to help demonstrate compliance with BREEAM and achieve a high BREEAM rating.*
It can also 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.

The Cycle-Works team who installs the lockers are polite, courteous and knowledgeable, willing to comply with all the necessary admin and legislative paperwork that comes with a site like ours.

The design allows easy placement in the most obscure of places, allowing the use of otherwise dead space to be put to good ‘green’ use, whilst larger installations also look inviting and elegant.

I have always been impressed with the simplicity of design of both the Velo-Safe locker and its locking mechanism. They are strong enough to resist attack, yet easy to maintain in the harsh environment we have here, right on the coast.

Marcus Nash
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
Manager, OASIS & Wellbeing Lead.

Hire a Locker


These lockers are available to hire in some locations.
Please contact us, or click here to see a map of current locker rental sites.

*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

The lockers can be arranged in one long row or interlocking with access from both sides.
Lockers can also be installed in a quarter circle, semi-circle or full circle. Single lockers can be installed where space is tight.

Layout Suggestions

What makes the Velo-Safe locker unique is its patented shape. This shape means that lockers can be combined in many combinations to fit as many bike spaces as possible into a wide variety of different spaces.

The design of the Velo-Safe is based on a triangle with an 18 degree angle between the two long sides. This means that 5 Velo-Safe lockers fit into a 90 degree quarter circle. This allows Velo-Safe lockers to fit neatly into corners.


10 Velo-Safes can be arranged in a 180 degree semi-circle, which is a great arrangement against flat walls. The Velo-Safe design typically fits 2 more lockers into a semicircular design than a line of traditional lockers.


Velo-Safe lockers can be arranged into a full circle comprised of 20 individual lockers. The diameter of the circle is 5.2 metres. An additional space around the circle of 1.2 metres is needed all round for access.



Velo-Safe lockers can be placed back to back to form a line with access on both sides.


Lockers can be arranged side by side in a simple line if required. Small triangular cover plates are available to close the gap that forms in the back when installed against a wall.



For long narrow spaces, a saw tooth configuration using banks of 1, 2 or 3 lockers can be created. The shape of the Velo-Safe means that the rows of lockers can be closely spaced without causing a problem with access to the lockers behind them.


Interesting architectural effects are possible with the Velo-Safe. One example is to alternate groups of 3 Velo-Safe lockers to create an attractive wave design.



Capacity

Each Velo-Safe locker stores one bike.

Dimensions
  • Length: 1900mm
  • Width: 780mm wide at the front, narrowing to 260mm at the back
  • Height: 1200mm
Materials, Locking Mechanisms & Accessories
Material Options

This sturdy locker is made of pre-galvanised and zintec coated steel, which can be powder-coated in any RAL colour. We offer a wide range of stock colours at no extra cost, but can provide all other standard RAL colours for a small set-up fee.

Locking Mechanisms & Options
The standard locking option is a user's own padlock facility with a master key override.
Other locking options are available. A Master key is available for each option:
  • ABLOY EXEC high security lock - Heavy duty
  • Baton high security locking cylinder.
  • Combination lock.
  • Padlock.
  • Extra Keys are available
  • Smart card electronic access facility - Please contact us for details - 02392 815 555

Advertising & Branding

The end panels of the lockers are normally blank but can have a large cycle image for identification.
Other corporate logos or a large advertising panel can be fitted instead, if required. The front door of the Velo-Safe is also ideal for branding and corporate logos. For example, Chester is a demonstration Cycling City, so their lockers feature their eye-catching logo.

FAQ
Do you sell to private households?

Yes, we are happy to provide private households with this locker if required. Its space-saving layout makes it ideal for small front or back gardens.

How strong is the locker?

The locker has been subjected to considerable practical testing at many vulnerable sites. The unique wedge shaped design gives it enormous strength and security.

How do they fix to the ground?

The Velo-Safe is fixed to the ground with 60mm long coach bolts, which are inserted into plastic plugs. This method can be used for most smooth, hard and level surfaces. We only need to drill 10mm diameter holes to a depth off 55mm.

Customers & Sites

The Velo-safe locker was launched at the London Cycle-Show in 2008, and has rapidly become very successful and popular at many sites across the UK.

Councils
  • Lancashire Probation Trust
  • Surrey County Council Offices, Kingston
  • Tower Hamlets Council, London
  • Chester County Council
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Aberdeen Council
  • Surrey County Council
  • Angus Council
  • Bromley Council, London
Hospitals & Healthcare
  • Portsmouth QA Hospital
  • Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford
  • Nuffield Health Hospital, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire
  • Royal London, Barts NHS Teaching Hospital, London
  • Fratton Medical Centre
  • Glasgow Stobhill Hospital
  • Nottingham NHSl
  • South London NHS
Schools, Colleges, Universities
  • Northfields Education, Taunton
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Alloa Forth Valley College, Scotland
  • Loughborough College
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Peter Symonds College, Winchester
  • Acland Burghley School
  • Tuffnel Park, London
  • Woking High School, Surrey
  • Newcastle University
Transport Operators - Train/Bus /Air
  • Lancaster Railway Station
  • Chester Park and Ride
  • Chester Bus Station
  • Preston Park and Ride
Major Employers
  • Coup Construction, Gatehead
  • London Internet Exchange
  • Okinawa Institute Technology Institute, Japan
  • National Library of Scotland
  • Bluewater Shopping Centre, Essex
  • North Yorkshire Police
  • Antelope Park, Southampton
Bike Stations

The Velo-Safe locker is an ideal product for Bike Stations, as it provides secure individual parking. Cycle-Works are also working on an electronic access version.

Residential
  • Peak Homes, Derby
  • Bournemouth
  • Birmingham
  • Tower Hamlets Housing Associations, London
  • Southwark - Housing Association
Architects & Construction Companies

We can supply plans and layouts for architects and construction companies. A special concrete base is good, but not required. Any smooth hard surface that allows the locker doors to open without catching is suitable

We have worked directly for most of the major construction companies, as a subcontractor.

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Price Requirements
Please contact us for our current price list.
Normal payments for councils, authorities or recognised institutions is by invoice on installation, on 30 day terms.
However, in for large orders or in certain situations, a deposit may be required.
Delivery
Current lead time is 6-8 weeks from receipt of your written purchase order. Extra time may be needed if the factory is very busy or extensive customisation is required.

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