The high security Rounded A Rack is a stylish yet cost-effective variation of the standard Sheffield Stand. The shape and height of the security bar encourages correct locking of the frame and both wheels.

The higher security bar means that locks cannot be taken to the ground and broken, so it is difficult to use most common attack techniques here.

The Rounded A Rack is our most popular bike stand and can be delivered in a variety of finishes and mounting options and holds the bike well.

Features & Benefits
  • Simple, sturdy and cost-effective rack
  • Parks 2 bicycles, one on each side
  • Sleek and rounded design
  • Available in a number of finishes and mounting options
  • Horizontal security bar to provide extra locking points, enhanced security and additional advertising potential.

Why This Product is so Good

The Rounded A Rack holds the bike well, with the top of the rack between the saddle and front stem which keeps the bike stable. Mountain bikes and smaller children’s bikes in particular benefit from the lower horizontal bar.

The user is encouraged to lock the bicycle frame and front wheel to the rack.
In addition, the horizontal bar makes the rack much less susceptible to cutting through and so provides enhanced security. The bar is also able to carry identification or advertising.

When compared with the standard Sheffield Stand, it becomes apparent that the Rounded A Rack takes up less space while not in use, while still supporting the bike well.

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

Horizontal Parking

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.


  • 600mm wide
  • 950mm high
  • Tubing outside diameter 48mm
  • Other options are available.
  • Horizontal bar 300mm from the top


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.

Toast racks are supplied welded to rails in multiples of 2 or 3 hoops and are bolted to the ground through the rails with 110mm x m12 bolts. Rows can be as long as required.

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

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


The Rounded A Rack provides many locking points for a bike.

However, 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.

More information to come.

To download the Rounded A Rack product sheet, click here.

To download the Horizontal Rack Overview product sheet, click here.


Rounded A Racks are extremely economic bike stands to install. Quotes are based on your bespoke specification, location and the quantity required.

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


Current lead time is 3-5 weeks from receipt of your written purchase order. Extra time may be needed if extensive customisation is required.