What are the benefits of having a cycle shelter? 

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Fears of catching Covid-19 on public transport and improved cycling infrastructure in the UK has led to a huge rise in bike use in 2020. More people than ever before are travelling on two wheels. For this reason, there’s also been a steady increase in businesses and schools investing in cycle shelters in Leicester, Nottingham, and Birmingham. At RTC Fencing, we supply and install a range of high-quality bike shelters at highly competitive prices. Read on to find out why you should consider investing in a cycle shelter for your premises. 


A bike shelter encourages cycling Cycle Shelters Leicester


Quite simply, having a bike shelter on your commercial premises or school grounds encourages people to cycle there. Cycling has long been recommended by health experts as one of the best forms of exercise. As well as giving your heart, lungs, and blood vessels a vital workout, it can also improve mental health and wellbeing.  


However, cycling has become even more advisable during the Covid-19 pandemic. As well as boosting general health and strengthening your immune system, cycling also provides an alternative to public transport. Cycling keeps you at a distance from others and lowers the risk of infection by the touching of surfaces. By cycling instead of getting the bus, train, or tube, people can help prevent the spread of the virus. 


If your staff or students know that there’s a bike shelter available to store their bikes safely during the day, they’re far more likely to cycle to school. 


Keeps expensive bikes secure 


Bikes can be very expensive and leaving them unattended leaves them at risk of theft or vandalism. UK crime statistics show a steep rise in bicycle thefts across the country in recent months, with one stolen every six minutes. In fact, thefts have increased by around 50% since the beginning of lockdown. 


As more and more people turn to cycling to get around, this figure is likely to carry on rising. So, it makes sense to provide your staff or pupils with secure cycle parking facilities. This will reassure them that if they do decide to cycle to work or school, their bikes will be left in a safe and secure place away from the threat of theft and damage.  When you purchase a cycle shelter from RTC, it will come fully fitted with the latest security features.  


Protecting bikes from the elementsCycle Shelters in Birmingham


One of the biggest benefits of having a cycle shelter is that it provides bikes with protection from the elements. Direct sunlight and rain can both have detrimental effects on bicycles, causing physical damage that may even require expensive repairs. Powerful UV rays can affect the paintwork, as well as different parts of the bike. Rain will not only produce rust on a bicycle after a few days out in the rain, but it may also damage how it functions. A cycle shelter can help to keep peoples’ bikes from damage caused by the elements. 


Visually appealing 


Installing a cycle shelter with a simple yet attractive design will make your premises more visually appealing. As well as providing a secure storage area for bikes, it can also enhance the look of your grounds. At RTC, we supply and install cycle shelters in a wide range of designs to suit various needs and budgets. Whether you want yours to blend into the natural environment or stand out and grab attention, we can assist. 


Help protect the environment 


Installing a cycle shelter outside an office or school not only provides health benefits to riders. There are also environmental advantages to it. Vehicles like cars generate significant carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. However, encouraging commuters to cycle to work and school instead can drastically reduce these emissions. This contributes to a more sustainable environment and helps protect against. global climate change. More people cycling also reduces noise pollution and congestion.


Affordable cycle shelters in Leicester, Nottingham, and Birmingham


With many businesses strained due to the pandemic and school funding already stretched to the limit, you may be questioning if you have the resources to purchases cycle shelters in Leicester, Nottingham, or Birmingham. Fortunately, RTC Fencing is renowned for its affordable bike shelters. Our prices are amongst the most competitive in the industry, with our products ideal for organisations with various budgets. 


There may be funding available to you too, with the Local Sustainable Travel Fund providing some businesses and schools with grants for cycling shelters. Why not get in touch to find out how we can help you upgrade the bike storage facilities on your premises? We’re ready to talk when you are.  


Why choose RTC for your cycle shelter?


RTC has been installing top of the range cycle shelters in commercial premises and schools for several years. Our fully trained staff have a huge amount of experience at hand and can be relied upon to carry out all work to the highest possible standards. Our service is fully guaranteed, which means you can relax in the knowledge that you’ll only receive a premium product which will stand the test of time. RTC Fencing has a great reputation in the Midlands and across the UK, with our company established as the first choice for bike shelters nationwide. 


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More and more organisations are investing in cycle shelters for their premises. With the rising popularity of cycling in the IK since lockdown, it’s become more important than ever for companies and schools to supply secure bike storage for their staff and pupils. 


To find out more about our products, or to discuss your requirements with one of our team, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call  0800 086 2517 to talk to someone about your needs and options. Alternatively, send us a message via the website or email info@rtcfencing.co.uk. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 


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