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Free cycle parking stands!

Bike theft is a massive problem.  Up to 700,000 bicycles are stolen every year in the UK and the majority are never recovered.  Research has shown that many people, especially those on low incomes, don’t replace a stolen bike, but give up cycling altogether. No one is going to start cycling if they think that their bike will be stolen or vandalised.

ParkThatBike provides a simple solution.  We work in partnership with local authorities to run innovative cycle parking projects that provide free cycle stands.  Our schemes make stands available to voluntary sector organisations, small businesses, health centres, schools, places of worship – in fact almost anywhere that has a need.  We ensure that cycle parking is correctly installed in prominent and convenient locations.

Studies have shown that schemes of this type lead to an increase in increase in cycling while cutting levels of cycle theft. As well as being of practical benefit, good bike parking sends a powerful signal that cyclists are welcome and that the organisation is committed to encouraging low carbon forms of travel.

We’re currently running schemes  in the areas listed (alphabetically) below.   Click the relevant link to download an application form, or apply on-line by clicking here. We also suggest you download our simple guide to cycle parking.  It has lots of useful advice about where to install cycle stands and how to fit them correctly.

In Barnsley organisations can apply for up to two cycle stands free of charge.

Download PDF Download the Barnsley application form

In Cambridge not-for-profit and voluntary sector organisations can apply for up to two cycle stands free of charge.

Download PDF Download the Cambridge application form

In Chester organisations can apply for up to four cycle stands free of charge.

Download PDF Download the Chester application form

In the county of Essex organisations can apply for up to two cycle stands free of charge. Organisations in Southend-on-Sea please use the Southend application form.

Download PDF Download the Essex application form

In Gateshead organisations can apply for up to two cycle stands free of charge.

Download PDF Download the Gateshead application form

In Middlesbrough organisations can apply for up to two cycle stands free of charge.

Download PDF Download the Middlesbrough application form

In Newcastle organisations can apply for up to two cycle stands free of charge.

Download PDF Download the Newcastle application form

In Northumberland organisations can apply for up to four cycle stands free of charge.
Priority is given to organisations based in the South East of the county, in particular the communities of Ashington, Blyth, Cramlington, Bedlington, and Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.

Download PDF Download the Northumberland application form

In Peterborough organisations can apply for up to two cycle stands free of charge.

Download PDF Download the Peterborough application form

In Sheffield organisations can apply for up to two cycle stands free of charge.

Download PDF Download the Sheffield application form.

In Southend organisations can apply for up to two cycle stands free of charge.

Download PDF Download the Southend application form.

In York organisations can apply for up to two cycle stands free of charge, there’s also the option of wall-mounted rails.

Download PDF Download the York application form.

If your town or city isn’t currently running a cycle stand scheme contact your Council’s cycling officer and suggest they talk to ParkThatBike!

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