This cheerful new rack comes as a set of racks with different facial expressions. Due to its colourful design, it is particularly suitable for schools and playgrounds.
Students on the BA Interior Design course at the University of Portsmouth were asked by Portsmouth City Council to design bike stands to be used around the city. This design is by Angeliki Iannou and has been commissioned for production by Portsmouth City Council.

Features & Benefits
  • Cheerful and fun design
  • Suitable for schools, playgrounds and city centres
  • Parks two bicycles, one on each side
  • Available in a number of finishes and mounting options

Why This Product is so Good

The Face Bike Rack is a fun and cheerful rack that is ideal for sites where the looks of the rack are as important as its functionality, for example in city centres. They are also well suited to schools, playgrounds and art centres due to their child-friendly design.

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

Racks should be spaced so that users can access their bikes easily, which is usually between 800mm and 1000mm apart.


Each rack parks two bicycles – one on each side.


  • Width: 750mm
  • Height: 1100mm


Racks can be embedded into concrete to a depth of 300mm.
Surface mounted racks are bolted to good quality concrete with 100mm x m10 or m12 bolts, with 4 bolts to each leg.

Materials & Locking Mechanisms

Material Options

Galvanised and powder coated finish – An excellent long-lasting finish that is less damaging to the bike’s paintwork. Powder coating is available in most RAL colours.

Galvanised mild steel – ‘Industrial’ looking, but effective protection for 10-15 years.

304 Stainless steel – A non-rusting material that suits modern surroundings. ‘Marine Grade’ 316 stainless steel is also available.


Locking Mechanisms & Options

The design allows the cyclist to lock the bike frame and wheels with their own chain or D-lock.


This rack provides many locking points for a bike.

The racks are only as good as the user’s lock. The bikes are visible to potential thieves and vandals, and they are open to the elements (unless under a shelter). Accessories, wheels and saddles can be stolen from them.

Please see our product range for more long-term secure bicycle parking.

Damage to bikes

Like all similar racks, the bike just rests against the rack and the opposite bike. We recommend powder coating as this offers some protection for the bike’s paintwork.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell to private households?

Yes, we are happy to sell to the public in small quantities. We have to add VAT to our prices.


Face Bike Racks are extremely economic bike stands to install. Quotes are based on your bespoke specification, location, the quantity required and whether you would like any additional modules included.

Please contact us for a quotation, call 02392 81 55 55 or email


Current lead time is 6-8 weeks from receipt of your written purchase order. Extra time may be needed if extensive customisation is required.