In 2018, Cyclehoop designed and delivered two major Cycle Hubs for the London Borough of Enfield. These were the first Cycle Hubs in the borough and were delivered as part of the award-winning Cycle Enfield scheme.
Both Cycle Hubs are steel and glass structures with CCTV and provide cycle parking for 50 bikes and three accessible cycles. They can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by using an access card. Members can also make use of a bike pump and repair stand so that they can make quick repairs and keep their tyres pumped whilst on the go.
Cyclehoop is managing the membership of both Cycle Hubs on behalf of Enfield Council.
Cycle Hub Facilities
The Enfield Town Cycle Hub and the Edmonton Green Cycle Hub are fitted with user-friendly cycle parking and repair facilities, as well as featuring an industry-leading security and access control system.
Each Cycle Hub provides cycle parking for 50 bikes and is fitted with Optima Two Tier Racks. This is a space-saving solution that doubles the amount of cycle parking compared with traditional cycle racks. The Two-Tier racks can accommodate most types of bikes and feature gas-assisted moveable upper sections that make it easy to position them in the racking. Members can easily secure their bikes to the locking bar which has been welded into the design rather than the less secure bolted version in our competitors’ solutions. We have installed 3 ground anchors to accommodate non-standard cycles – each with its own marked out space.
The door has been fitted with an industry-leading access control system allowing members to get in and out via access card 24 hours a day. Lighting and CCTV cameras are in operation throughout giving extra assurances of security.
The Cycle Hubs also feature a Public Repair Stand and an Indoor Pump which provide members with the resources to make repairs on the go as well as pumping up deflated tyres.
Design and Build Process
Enfield Council chose two locations within the borough, each one connected to a local transport link, as well as amenities and shopping centres to accommodate the footfall. These locations were Enfield Town Railway Station and Edmonton Green Railway Station. Planning permission was required to develop the land.
Enfield Council required two secure Cycle Hubs that maximised cycle parking spaces and the structure needed to be modular to allow it to be extended in future. Enfield is a growing borough that is regenerating and constantly growing, therefore this needed to be reflected in the design of the Cycle Hub.
Each Cycle Hub is a steel and glass structure designed as a modern facility for securely storing cycles. The use of glass provides both good natural lighting as well as excellent visibility and passive surveillance, increasing the security of the facility.
The Cycle Hubs also have a sedum green roof which reduces the surface runoff from rainfall, improves local air quality and supports the local insect population.
The two custom and secure structures are comprised of:
- Toughened glass panes
- Perforated steel kick plates (over 3 tonnes of steel)
- Toughened glass sliding doors
- Low maintenance sedum roof
Enfield Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said:
“If we want to encourage more people to get on their bikes and change their transport habits we need to provide proper, secure parking for cycles. We hope these hubs will encourage people to get on their bikes to visit our town centres and reap all the benefits leaving the car behind will deliver. We are determined to encourage as many people as possible to use sustainable transport as we possibly can and these hubs will play an important role in helping us achieve that aim.”
Enfield Council’s Cycle Enfield Scheme aims to regenerate and improve town centres, dramatically improve transport links and encourage more people to use sustainable methods of transport in the borough.
Management of the Cycle Hubs
Cyclehoop will manage the membership of both Cycle Hubs on behalf of Enfield Council. There will be an introductory membership fee for the first year of £25 and members will have access to both hubs.
To apply for a space, please click the links below:
Anthony Lau, Cyclehoop MD says:
“At Cyclehoop, we are committed to breaking down the barriers to cycling ensuring that cycling can be safer, secure and convenient. This means that finding a safe place to park your bike is our top priority. We are proud to have played a part in developing these new pieces of infrastructure that will lead to an increase in cycling in the borough.”