Subsidised bike bunkers for Ealing residents £120 inc. VAT and Installation.
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Subsidised bike bunkers for Ealing residents £120 inc. VAT and Installation.

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Found 2nd May 2016
Just received this email via my local authority mailing list informing me of a subsidised offer on a bike bunker for £120. The bike bunker described in the email is I think identical to a £499.99 one I found via google.

Ealing Council Update
Looking for a safe way to secure your bike ?
Dear Me,
Do you own bikes which would benefit from a secure, dry and tidy place to be stored outside? Ealing Council has secured funding to subsidise a small number of home ‘bike bunkers’ for Ealing residents which can comfortably hold two adult bikes and one folding or child’s bike.

The bunker needs to be sited to the rear or to the side of your property and would be bolted to the floor. It measures approximately 2m by 0.9m (6ft x3ft) and is painted in a garden friendly colour.

All you have to pay is £120 inclusive of VAT and then our supplier will arrange with you a suitable date for installation.

In order to be considered for a bike bunker, please complete and submit your application using the following link research.net/r/H…89Z by the 22 May 2016.

We will be in touch if you have been successful to arrange an initial site visit to make sure it will be possible to install at your property

For more information, please contact: travelgreen@ealing.gov.uk.


Transport Team
Ealing Council

62 Comments

Original Poster

The product pictured in the email I received looks similar to this one I found via google which sells for £499.99!

so good wish hillingdon done this too

£120 including vat & installation? This is a very good deal, if I lived in Ealing and had room for this I would get my application in quick.

Original Poster

Delbert Grady

£120 including vat & installation? This is a very good deal, if I lived … £120 including vat & installation? This is a very good deal, if I lived in Ealing and had room for this I would get my application in quick.


It's a massive discount, and I've added the inclusion of VAT and installation to the post title.

can one sub let??

Original Poster

paullad4

can one sub let??


Lol - I don't think you can sub let it as you would own it. However, there's no reason why you couldn't let it out as long as it's installed on your property. How many people do think you could squeeze in there?

Banned

i know a guy who can crack these open just with a flat screwdriver in less than 15sec... so much for being a secure place to store your bike...

229mel

i know a guy who can crack these open just with a flat screwdriver in … i know a guy who can crack these open just with a flat screwdriver in less than 15sec... so much for being a secure place to store your bike...



​Stick a couple of rabid honey badgers in, that'll show him whose boss

229mel

i know a guy who can crack these open just with a flat screwdriver in … i know a guy who can crack these open just with a flat screwdriver in less than 15sec... so much for being a secure place to store your bike...


Thats great consumer information. Care to prove it?

229mel

i know a guy who can crack these open just with a flat screwdriver in … i know a guy who can crack these open just with a flat screwdriver in less than 15sec... so much for being a secure place to store your bike...


Wouldn't need these if your mates would stop nicking bikes

229mel

i know a guy who can crack these open just with a flat screwdriver in … i know a guy who can crack these open just with a flat screwdriver in less than 15sec... so much for being a secure place to store your bike...


Of course you do love !

It looks like the cut off was Feb 2015.

Banned

timvineismyhero

Wouldn't need these if your mates would stop nicking bikes


don't worry a regular crackhead can't get that easily/fast in them. And people who own the much more expensive bikes don't dare to keep them in these.

Carry on Boyo!

Another local authority struggling to give their residents' council tax away?

In Birmingham it's the bike that's free!

229mel

don't worry a regular crackhead can't get that easily/fast in them. And … don't worry a regular crackhead can't get that easily/fast in them. And people who own the much more expensive bikes don't dare to keep them in these.Carry on Boyo!



I have an expensive bike and want to lock it outside. Why could I not use one of these? I'd lock the bike itself as well as the box.

I wouldn't just bolt the bunker to the floor, I'd bolt the bike to the floor if it was really expensive.

sotomonkey

I wouldn't just bolt the bunker to the floor, I'd bolt the bike to the … I wouldn't just bolt the bunker to the floor, I'd bolt the bike to the floor if it was really expensive.



​I think that would make it difficult to ride!!!

I had a bike once, now I just have an empty bike bunker.

technokeenan

Thats great consumer information. Care to prove it?



It's probably true. Someone once told me that locks only stop honest men from stealing - and by that he meant spontaneous theft. If hundreds of these are fitted in an area their weakness will be found and they will be targetted like you had a "bike worth stealing" sign on your house.

worthinger

It's probably true. Someone once told me that locks only stop honest men … It's probably true. Someone once told me that locks only stop honest men from stealing - and by that he meant spontaneous theft. If hundreds of these are fitted in an area their weakness will be found and they will be targetted like you had a "bike worth stealing" sign on your house.



I can't imagine those signs selling well, I'm out.

Maybe I'm missing the point but surely the fact the bike is not on show confers some protection. A scum bag would have to break into every bunker in the hope of finding the bike they want with the risk of having a skilfully aimed Joe Blow pump rammed in their face.... surely anything that adds an extra layer to bike security is a good thing?

Do any other local authorities do something similar?

buy something from Abloy and some heavy chains attached to a ground anchor... Your bike will be the weakest link tho lol

I'd find out if my bike insurance/home insurance would cover the bike being stolen from one of these before parting with any cash.

patg2005

Maybe I'm missing the point but surely the fact the bike is not on show … Maybe I'm missing the point but surely the fact the bike is not on show confers some protection. A scum bag would have to break into every bunker in the hope of finding the bike they want with the risk of having a skilfully aimed Joe Blow pump rammed in their face.... surely anything that adds an extra layer to bike security is a good thing?



Enjoyed your choice of weapon :P always thought the foot stand on mine was quite sharp!

just for earling? i could do with one of these but i'm not in that area
at least someone's getting a good discount, hot

If I lived in Ealing I'd want a bunker for my tank, although it would probably still be found resting on bricks with the tracks and radio missing!

Dont have a bike?..........keep your garden tools and lawnmower in this,and recycling too.

or you could move less expensive bulky items out of your house freeing up room to park your bicycle inside

Got an Asgard High Security shed myself, insurance approved, £450 for piece of mind.

The_Hoff

Got an Asgard High Security shed myself, insurance approved, £450 for … Got an Asgard High Security shed myself, insurance approved, £450 for piece of mind.



Agreed, for £500 I would take an Asgard any day of the week, not least of all for the protected padlock housing. Had the 3 bike one for a couple of years now and its a worthwhile investment.

patg2005

Maybe I'm missing the point but surely the fact the bike is not on show … Maybe I'm missing the point but surely the fact the bike is not on show confers some protection. A scum bag would have to break into every bunker in the hope of finding the bike they want with the risk of having a skilfully aimed Joe Blow pump rammed in their face.... surely anything that adds an extra layer to bike security is a good thing?



Out of interest I thought I'd look to see if our council (Redbridge) did anything like this (even if just a little saving) turns out they did a few hundred of them totally free last year. Blast.

does it come with a flashing neon sign saying( Valuables inside worth nicking) if i was a career criminal I would order one of these pronto,practice makes perfect.

Maevoric

​Stick a couple of rabid honey badgers in, that'll show him whose boss


That reminds me of a stag do I went to in my younger days.
Oh, THOSE sort of honey badgers! Right, got ya! As you were.

You could probably fit 2 students in that for a couple on hundred a month.

Besford

Another local authority struggling to give their residents' council tax … Another local authority struggling to give their residents' council tax away?In Birmingham it's the bike that's free!



Big Birmingham Bikes is part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution, an exciting 20-year initiative encouraging more people to cycle in and around the city; making Birmingham healthier, greener, safer and less congested. Find out more about Birmingham cycle Revolution by visiting birmingham.gov.uk/bcr.

Part of an ambitious plan which won £17 million of funding from the Department for Transport last summer, will see 2,000 brand new bikes given away free and 20 community hire hubs launched around the city.

A further 2,000 bikes will be up for grabs on a cost-free long-term hire basis for six to 12 months, while 1,000 more will be held at the local hubs for day hire and short term loans.

As a tax payer and resident in Birmingham I'm happy for this type of investment - anything to get people out of cars is a good thing.

I bought one of these at £400 and spent the day assembling it. So installed for £120 is amazing.

I used a ground anchor inside too for security but shed works well for keeping bike dry and opportunist thieves out.

Kebabselector

Big Birmingham Bikes is part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution, an exciting … Big Birmingham Bikes is part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution, an exciting 20-year initiative encouraging more people to cycle in and around the city; making Birmingham healthier, greener, safer and less congested. Find out more about Birmingham cycle Revolution by visiting http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/bcr.Part of an ambitious plan which won £17 million of funding from the Department for Transport last summer, will see 2,000 brand new bikes given away free and 20 community hire hubs launched around the city.A further 2,000 bikes will be up for grabs on a cost-free long-term hire basis for six to 12 months, while 1,000 more will be held at the local hubs for day hire and short term loans.As a tax payer and resident in Birmingham I'm happy for this type of investment - anything to get people out of cars is a good thing.


It may be a very nice idea if you're eligible but the use of public funds is highly questionable. They gave away the first tranche many months ago and I've only seen two since - and one of them was in a bike shop. The owner of the other one was using it on a leisure ride outside of the city and couldn't believe his luck when they gave him one.

The idea that it'll take thousands of cars off the road and Brummies will suddenly take to their free bikes is naive at best. It's not even a 'bike friendly' city to cycle in. Spend the money on proper (segregated) bike routes first if you must: most people can pull together a few quid for a working bike but they can't redesign the roads!

Even Comrade Corbyn seems to have left his bike at home these days!

Edited by: "Besford" 3rd May 2016

229mel

i know a guy who can crack these open just with a flat screwdriver in … i know a guy who can crack these open just with a flat screwdriver in less than 15sec... so much for being a secure place to store your bike...



​at least they don't get rusty
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