Cyclehoop is celebrating ten years of business this year.
The journey began when managing director Anthony Lau’s bike was stolen from a lamppost, inspiring him to design the Cyclehoop.
The Cyclehoop went on to win the ‘Reinventing the Bike Shed’ competition and the business started in 2008.
The first batch of Cyclehoops were installed in Islington and today more than 2,000 Cyclehoops have been installed on streets all over the world.
The range of innovative cycle parking solutions has expanded to cycle stands, shelters, hubs, pumps and repair stations.
In 2013, the Bikehangar made its first appearance in Lambeth, which provides secure cycle parking for densely populated areas where space is limited.
This won the ‘Cycle Parking Award’ at the British Parking Awards 2014.
The Bikehangar is a core product of the unique Cycle Parking Rentals Scheme where Cyclehoop installs and manages secure on-street cycle parking for councils throughout the UK.
To date, there are 9,850 spaces in the Bikehangars, Bikelockers and Cycle Hubs.
Other designs include the Car Bike Port which turns one car parking space into parking for ten bikes, and Public Bike Pumps have been installed across London since 2012.
The Modular Parklet, first installed in Hammersmith, won the Healthy Streets Award for Best Innovation in 2018.
Cyclehoop now has a 30 strong team of designers, project managers, installers and a customer service team.
Cyclehoop will be celebrating its tenth birthday at ‘Look Mum No Hands’ on 1st November.