Looking every inch like a scene from a New York loft, the Stowaway bicycle hoist scoops up your bike and stores it flat against the ceiling.
A nifty counterweight pulley system means you only ever lift half the weight of the bike and a braking system means your pride and joy won’t crash to the floor if you let go of the pulley straps.
According to the designer of the Stowaway bicycle hoist, Sinead Geraghty, “With 3 bikes and no external storage options, my house resembled a bike shop and every day we were tripping over at least one of them. It got me thinking that there had to be a better way of storing the bikes without taking up valuable living space. I started researching options to buy and soon realized that there was nothing suitable available. That’s pretty much where the Stowaway concept grew from and for the last 18 months we’ve been working hard developing and refining it.”
The Stowaway is currently available to pre-order for £70 via Kickstarter with delivery expected in September 2016 should the project reach its funding target.
What’s wrong with keeping your bicycle in the shed?
Assuming you have a shed, thieves now target them specifically for the bicycles within and as a result, many cycle insurance companies now insist on a high level of door lock security. Cycle insurance from the ETA has a sympathetic policy towards keeping bicycle sin a shed; you can use any type of lock to secure the door and the bike doesn’t have to be locked while left inside – although if it’s visible through a window you have to cover it with a blanket or similar. Read more about storage requirements.
Win a Stowaway bicycle hoist
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Protection for you and your bike
Bicycle insurance from the ETA is a robust policy that includes as standard everything that will be important to you. We never devalue, we don’t charge extra for things like third party liability, personal accident or friends and family cover, and we have a sympathetic policy on storage in sheds and garages.
For 25 years we have been providing straightforward, affordable bicycle insurance. We have been voted Britain’s most ethical insurer this year. Whether you use your bike to commute, shop, race or amble in the park, ETA Cycle Insurance has you covered. We never devalue bikes no matter their age, we allow you to buy a replacement bike wherever you like, we replace stolen quick release components and we handle claims in-house. Can your insurance provider say the same?
Furthermore, every cycle insurance policy you buy helps support the work of the ETA Trust, our charity campaigning for a cleaner, safer transport future.