Suppliers of cycle parking: Sheffield stands

A list of local suppliers of Sheffield Stands, follows.

The price (as of Summer 1998) is for ONE galvanised and black-coated stand.

Company Price Comments
Mackays of Cambridge
85 East Road
Cambridge
Tel: 01223 – 508222
Stand: £59.00
  • Can manufacture bicycle racks to your specification
  • Can supply ready-made Sheffield stands but don’t have them permanently in stock, and so pass on the delivery charge.
Delivery: £12.00
Total (inc VAT): £71.00
Ridgeons Ltd
Cromwell Road
Cambridge
Tel: 01223
Stand: £59.00
  • Carries a stock of galvanised and black plastic coated Sheffield stands made by Velopa, in the Ironmongery Department.
Delivery: £0.00
Total (inc VAT): £69.33

The following are a few of the National suppliers of Sheffield Stands (and other designs) in the UK:

  • Autopa Ltd
  • BEA Ltd, Coventry; Tel/Fax: 01203 – 674817

    • Used by Cambridge and Huntingdon Health Authority (Hillview Entrance), Fulbourn
    • Used by the National Trust at Anglesey Abbey
  • Dixon-Bate, Deeside
    Tel: 01244 – 288925
    Fax: 01244 – 288462
  • Falco (UK agent: Arunhithe Ltd), Leek
    Tel: 01538 304555
    Fax. 01538 304575
  • Freedom City
    www.freedomcity.com
  • Lock-it-Safe, Grimsby
    Tel: 01472 – 346 382
    Fax: 01472 – 242 092
  • Mawrob Co. Engineers, Southport
    [Broxap & Corby Ltd]
    Tel: 01704 – 501011
    Fax: 01704 – 541403

    • Delivery charge to Cambridge is in the region of £25.50 (1998), depending on the number of racks ordered.
  • Macemain + Amstad

When comparing prices, consider the following:

  • Prices vary according to the “finish”
  • Delivery charges vary
  • Prices quoted by suppliers are for basic galvanised stands, and will exclude delivery charges and VAT.

At first “butterfly” stands may seem cheaper at around £25 (1998) each.
But compare prices (excluding VAT) at Ridgeons in Cambridge:

  • Parking for TWO bicycles = 2 “unfinished” butterfly stands @ £25.40.
  • TOTAL = £50.80
  • Parking for TWO bicycles = 1 galvanised and black plastic coated Sheffield Stand @ £59.00.
  • TOTAL = £59.00

However the labour costs for installing Sheffield Stands in concrete might be higher. (We will be seeking building quotes from a number of local tradespeople).