The Cyclehoop was our first product, invented in 2006 by Anthony Lau (Cyclehoop MD) when a thief stole his bicycle by lifting it over the top of a signpost.
This inspired Anthony to design a product that would prevent this type of theft as well as providing safe cycle parking for two bicycles. The Cyclehoop was born and won the ‘Reinventing the Bike Shed’ competition in 2006.
In 2008, the Cyclehoop were trialled in 37 different locations in the London boroughs of Islington and Southwark including Southwark tube station, Borough Market, Union Street and Goswell Road.
This Cyclehoop is the perfect retrofit for areas where pavement space is limited, converting existing posts into secure cycle stands.
- Designed to fit
- Designed to be seen
- Designed to simplify the street
The Cyclehoop comes in five different styles: Cyclehoop Heavy Duty, Cyclehoop Lite, Cyclehoop for Lampposts and Bollards, Cyclehoop for Railings and the Lovehoop.
The success of the initial 2008 trial resulted in the Cyclehoop being installed across all of London, as well as throughout the UK and overseas (including Dublin)!
To date, we have installed over 2,000 Cyclehoops on streets all over the world providing 4,000 cycle parking spaces.
I came up with the Cyclehoop idea after my bicycle was stolen. It won a design competition and the rest is history!
Anthony Lau Cyclehoop MD