minipods

Cyclepods

WEBSITE: www.minipods.co.uk/
EMAIL: jan@cyclepods.co.uk
PHONE: 01959 546038
ADDRESS/REGION:  National

Keywords:scooters,minipods,scooterpods,bycycles

Cyclepods have supplied bike and scooter storage to over 3000 nurseries, primary and secondary schools in the UK, so we feel extremely confident saying that when it comes to cycle parking within education, we have a solution that not only secures bikes in the most space efficient way but will also encourage children to travel to school sustainably!

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The Minipod is a fun, colourful and compact cycle storage design which secures 8 bikes and 8 scooters. Available in a range of different colours, the Minipod is ideal for primary schools encouraging cycling and the children love them!

The Minipod has been designed to fit 12"-26" wheels, so is specifically aimed at children up to 11 years of age; ideal for primary schools, but can cater for the occasional teacher/adult bike with 26" wheels.

At less than 1.5 meters in diameter, the Minipod not only saves space, but appeals to children by offering a colorful, innovative and playful design.

Minipods are also sustainable products with a fully recycled model available (in black). We offer a selection of colour options all of which are 100% recyclable. There are now over 18,000 bike spaces in schools across the UK provided by Minipods!

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The Scooterpod is a unique storage solution just for scooters! The fun and colourful innovation is ideal for nursery and primary schools, securing 10, 11, 12 or 24 scooters in different configurations! Like all Cyclepods' products, the Scooterpod is manufactured in the UK and available in 100% recycled materials.

We have recently adapted the design of the original Scooterpod so linear segments are now available. Each segment of a round or linear Scooterpod holds 5 scooters, two linear segments can be placed side by side against a wall to give 11 spaces or back to back to give 10 scooters. Two round segments placed together give 12 scooter spaces, or you can combine the linear and round segments to create a Scooterpod Island which holds up to 24 scooters! 

All versions of the Scooterpod can be placed on a freestanding base to be put on grass or a soft surface, alternatively they are easy to bolt into a concrete or tarmac surface using the bolts supplied. Plus they come in a great range of colour options!

Our products are perfect for learning environments, due to their vibrant colours and unique styles. We firmly believe in encouraging sustainable travel in schools and have designed these products with this in mind. In order to teach children how to be safe and responsible when travelling by bike or scooter, there are simple and easy to use locking point on the Minipods & Scooterpods so children can practice safe locking practices with any type of bike lock.

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"The Minipods have attracted both children and parent's attention. The primary school children are using the pod situated in the playground and older siblings are being positively encouraged to bring their bikes/scooters to school and store in Minipods. Since the Minipods arrived the volume of 'Green' traffic has most definitely increased. So a very big thank you to all who have supported us.

P.S. Even staff are cycling to work!"

Kirsten Wilkie, School Travel Plan Coordinator, Renfrewshire Council

"We are absolutely delighted with our Minipods and I can't begin to tell you how popular they are. The children really enjoy coming to school on their bike and scooters and it's wonderful to see them arrive in the playground and take responsibility for parking them and locking them up. The Minipods are used across all our year groups, from Reception to Year 4 and even by the staff! They are just the right size and simple to use.

Only today I counted more than 45 bikes and scooters all neatly locked up. This means that almost a quarter of our entire roll arrived at school by this method of transport, quite an achievement.

I'm so pleased too we decided to go with the coloured pods - the red and blue pods are a bright and cheerful addition to our playground.

It has been a pleasure dealing with you right from my initial enquiry through to my order and our second order six months later. I must also praise your installers for their quick and efficient work and very kind attention. I would thoroughly recommend Minipods!"

Emma Morris, Parent Governor

"Ashburnham Community School, as part of its concern for the environment, has been looking for an eco-friendly cycle rack for staff and children. The Minipod was ordered on a Friday and installed within the week. It is eye-catching and has encouraged the staff to use their bikes to journey to school. It does not take up as much space as conventional racks.

There has been much comment from visitors to the school about the design and I would recommend this product and company to anyone looking for an eco-friendly solution to encourage cycling. The team at Cyclepods are friendly, efficient and extremely helpful."

Carol Keohane, Ashburnham Community School

"Although we haven't kept a record of numbers, I would say just be looking out the window in the morning there are around 50% more bikes and scooters! The children find them easy to use and the fact they are 100% recyclable is very important to us. The Minipods were purchased through our green travel grant, therefore to have a product which encourage green travel but is also recyclable itself couldn't be better. We believe they are helping keep our children healthy by encouraging them to bike/scooter to school. Your installation team were so quiet and considerate; we didn't even know they were there!"

Mary Goldsmith, Loose Primary School

"We decided to explore what types of bicycle and scooter storage were available, how much storage we might need and where we would position it. Traditional 'bike sheds' were expensive, did not hold many bicycles, had no provision for scooters and we were concerned about potential vandalism. By chance, we came across Minipods and, with their innovative design, discovered we could store both bicycles and scooters together. The bright colours and child-friendliness of the pods were perfect for our age range.

As soon as the new storage was installed the number of children cycling to school immediately increased despite having them put in during the middle of winter. By the following summer term we had outgrown the existing number of Minipods and had to buy another one. From our annual 'hands-up' travel survey we have increased cycle usage from 1% to 14% at our school."

Potton Lower School


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