REC(21)38.04 Bike Rack

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Bike Rack at Melton Playing Field

There is no provision for cyclists to lock up their bikes securely at the playing field. Melton Parish Council’s cycling advocate has suggested the following:

The rack must support the bike frame, so the frame can be locked to it. It must not be type that grip the front wheel. Most of these do not cater for narrow wheels and can damage narrower wheels and the frame cannot be locked to them. This can invalidate insurance should a bike be stolen.

The bike racks need to be accessible ie. not in a place where cars will park so close to them that a bike cannot be locked to them. A hatched area will not work as it will be ignored. Ideally they should be on hardstanding to avoid the area becoming a mudbath in wet weather.

Councillors are asked to:

  • Note and comment on this report
  • Decide if bike racks should be purchased, and if so how many, and make a recommendation to Full Council for approval
  • Decide the location of the bike rack(s)


Pip Alder

Asst Clerk and Management Officer

20th May 2021