A new secure way to store your bike on the go

About Bike hubs

The idea behind Bike hubs is to offer secure cycle storage to cyclists for a set amount of time and to encourage cycling as a preferred means of transport for socialising or shopping. This could be time spent in a hospitality area within a city or any leisure facility from sport, fitness to entertainment. Bike hubs are made up of a group of Bike hangars and each hangar holds up to two adult bikes, each Bike hub will have a different amount of Bike Hangars depending on location and requirements. Read more below, or watch our user guide video here.

About Bike hubs

The idea behind Bike hubs is to offer secure cycle storage to cyclists for a set amount of time, to encourage cycling as a preferred means of transport for socialising or shopping. This could be time spent in a hospitality area within a city or any leisure facility from sport, fitness to entertainment. Bike hubs are made up of a group of Bike hangars and each hangar holds up to two adult bikes, each Bike hub will have a different amount of Bike Hangars depending on location and requirements. Read more below, or watch our user guide video here.

More information

What can it store?
There is enough floor space to store two standard size adult bikes and cycling gear, you can always pop back to put your shopping in and then relax when having coffee or lunch.
How to use?
After unlocking the door push your bike into the hangar, if two bikes are used top and tail bikes. Instructions for use are on the inside of the hangar door.
Will my bike fit?
Bike hubs can hold two large adult bikes plus accessories.
Dimension of each hangar
Width: 680mm
Depth: 1870mm
Height: Door is 1400mm with hangar sloping to 1150mm
How secure is the Bike hub?

Bike hubs are built and managed by BikeAway ltd who have been supplying secure cycle lockers for 25 years. When designing new products security is the key consideration within the structure and locking mechanisms. BikeAway has a vast knowledge of attack systems made on products and due to this has reached the highest level of security and reliability on all our products.

How secure is the locking system and how does it work?
BikeAway has designed the bespoke secure Smart lock fitted to each of its doors (patent pending GB2594040). A hardened steel locking plate is released using an electronic solenoid activated by entering a 4-digit code via NFC (Near Field Communication) that is built into a smart phone. It is impossible to copy the signal unlike Blue Tooth or Wi-Fi, with this combination of 1 in 10000 to open each lock, the 4-digit code changes every time the lock is opened and to improve the security further the sequence of unique numbers is different on every hangar. The electronics within the unit are protected behind a hardened steel plate along with current surge protection to stop any overloading circuits operating the solenoid.

We truly believe that with our wealth of experience and knowledge of cycle storage design that BikeHubs is the most secure cycle parking solution in the world.

How to book

You can book via the rent a hangar website or via the App. You will need to have access to the registered email address and App when using the hangar to receive unlocking code. It’s important that you book enough time that is required for your visit as you cannot extend a booking and there is a late return penalty charge.

How is the lock powered?
The lock is powered by a solar panel situated on the roof and door. For indoor or enclosed storage areas mains power is used via an 18 volt transformer.
Why should I have to pay for secure cycle parking?
Simply put to cover the costs and make this parking solution self-funding and completely sustainable. The Bike hubs are designed to be secure and to pay a small charge to leave an expensive bike or bikes in a safe place is far better than dealing with a stolen or damaged bike. The rental system works using an App and a website which needs to be maintained and managed.
How to find a BikeHangar in your area
Visit the booking website www.rentahangar.co.uk and search find a hangar to show availability. Hangars can be booked in advance once the Bike hub App has been downloaded and you have registered.
What happens if I go over my booking time?

You must collect your bike on time as you will not be able to extend your stay. You will be fined £15 if you do not remove your bike in the allocated time. Always book enough time to cover your trip. We recommend if using in conjunction with local transport connections to book out for a whole day in case of transport delays.

If you have any issues collecting your bike on time you must call the help desk on 01752 202116 before the end of the rental period

How to close the hangar

When removing your bike close and lock the hangar and you must then press ‘Finish with Hangar’ on your App.

BikeAway are committed to cycle security and promoting social cycling if you have any comments or questions regarding Bike hubs please email: 01752 202116 or email in**@bi******.com

BikeAway has the right to remove bikes from hangars if they are overdue payment. BikeAway has the right to refuse persons who are repeatedly late for bike collections or misuse the system in any way. Bikes taken from lockers will be stored and owners notified of collection point. Although these hangars are secure BikeAway cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage to your bike or personal belongings when using these hangars.

Watch our user guide video