Bike Cave BikeCave – bike tent – bike storage shelter
$72.52 Including VAT
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Bike Cave – a home for your bike
Welcome to our innovative bike tent, the Bike Cave ® (or BikeCave ® ), a convenient and cost-effective bike storage solution for your back garden or yard. Our hugely popular Bike Cave is a trade mark registered and patented bike tent with international registered design rights. As cycle enthusiasts ourselves, we designed Bike Cave from the start to be big enough to house 2 – 3 adult size bicycles. When we designed the BikeCave, we set ourselves the target of establishing the concept of a purpose designed “home for your bike”. We set ourselves the challenge of inventing a bike storage solution that was low cost, practical, convenient, easy to assemble and quick to install. We researched the use of many different materials including plastic, wood and metal. But eventually after trialling many different bike storage solutions, we settled on the concept of a bike tent. Prior to Bike Cave no one had ever considered the use of bike tents as a means of providing an effective bike shelter.
- Fits 2 – 3 adult sized bicycles
- *Detachable front door panel for quick and easy access
- Attaches to wall or fence – plastic wall plugs and screws included
- Alternatively can be installed free-standing – pegs and guy ropes included
- Rear access flap for optional “Anka Point” security bracket
- Easy to assemble
- Approx 200 cm (78″) long x 167 cm (66″) high x 80 cm (32″) deep
Introducing the concept of a bicycle tent as a means of storing your bikes raises the obvious question of security. But as a partner product to the Bike Cave we invented the Anka Point bike storage security bracket. The Bike Cave has a rear flap through which you can attach the AnkaPoint to a wall or fence, with it’s specially designed one-way anti theft security screws. Once installed you can then feed a cable lock or chain through this hardened steel bracket and around your bikes to protect them from theft. Anka Point is sold as an optional accessory to the Bike Cave.
We know that people love their bikes and we also acknowledge that they can be expensive. That’s why invariably they are locked away safely in the shed or garage … or even stored in the hallway or porch. The problem is that once safely tucked away they can easily get forgotten. Or, as other stuff is piled in front of them, they’re soon inaccessible. Storing your bike in your hall or porch it is readily available, however, how long do you think the others in the house will put up with it? I’d say not too long!
Our innovative bike tent bicycle storage solution can be installed free standing or neatly integrated into your garden, up against a wall or fence. If you install it free-standing, we suggest you lay some old paving slabs on the internal groundsheet and also peg down with the pegs and guy lines included. To stand your bikes upright you can insert one of your bike’s wheels into a floor bike stand. These are relatively low cost and available at most cycle accessory shops. You can also feed a cable lock or padlock and chain through the stand as an additional theft deterrent. If you install against a wall or fence, simply screw through the eyelets around the outer edge to the wall or fence with the plastic wall plugs and screws, also provided. When installed against a wall or fence you can install the optional AnkaPoint security bracket through the rear flap to create a security anchorage point.
Designed to be quick and easy to set up, the Bike Cave bicycle tent has a detachable zipped front panel offering you the choice of leaving the front open or closed. Very useful in the summer when rain (in theory) is less likely and access is required most frequently.
The very idea of a bike tent as a means of storing your bike has taken a while to become accepted. The Bike Cave is designed to keep your bike dry and from under foot. Where do you actually store your bike? Can you get at it without tripping over it? In recent years we have all seen a massive growth in cycling. Bikes are more popular now than ever before and bike tents are becoming the obvious answer to the question of where to store your bikes.
Bike Tent Security
While the BikeCave provides a neat, dedicated and dry place for you to store your bike(s) – combined with our unique security bracket, the Anka Point, the Bike Cave bike tent can be as secure as you like. The Bike Cave has a small access flap in the rear panel, designed specifically with the Anka Point in mind.
The Anka Point with its clever, one-way security screws provides an ‘anchor point’ to which you can confidently chain your valued bike(s). A safe and secure, dry and dedicated storage place for your bikes – the Bike Cave is just what you need!
Specification of our Bike Cave – bike tent storage shelter for bikes
Note: this product is marketed under several brand identities, targeting different market sectors. You may also come across it under the names of Tidy Tent and CampaCave. TidyTent, Tidy Tent, BikeCave, Bike Cave and CampaCave are all registered trade marks. The design of our bike tent is protected by European Community design registration and many international patents. This product was invented and created by Rob McAlister. Cave Innovations is a division of Rob McAlister Ltd.
We have sold many thousands of our bike tents and have thousands of delighted customers, however it is important to note that bike tents do have some limitations.
Our bike storage tents are made from a mix of Polyester and Polyurethane with seams taped in the factory with Polyurethane. The bike tent’s design also includes a protective flap over the zip to limit the possibility of water ingress. Whilst every attempt is made to ensure these bike tents are as watertight as possible we do not guarantee that they are 100% waterproof. As with any tent structure, dependent upon the extent of inclement weather, there can sometimes be a small amount of ingress of rain water or condensation. Should this occur, there is actually a small mesh panel in the ground sheet cover to facilitate the removal of any rain water or condensation which may gather on the groundsheet.
Please note there is a limit to how much weight the bike tent’s fibreglass rods can withstand. The product really should not be used in snow. It is certainly not designed to withstand heavy snowfall. If you do use in snow then clear the snow off regularly to keep snow build-up to a minimum. Damage to the product as a result of use in snow is not covered by warranty.
Please also note that over time it is possible that the fabric of your bike tent may fade in sunlight. Please note: this product is manufactured from 210D polyester Oxford / polyurethane fabric with a hydrostatic head of 1500mm – however we make no guarantee as to the longevity of the product since wear and tear will vary very significantly depending on installation method, Ultra Violet (UV) exposure, temperature variation, insect attack, etc.
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Weight & Dimensions (approx.)
Packed dimensions: 54 cm x 15 cm 15 cm – Weight 3.2 kg
Assembled dimensions: 200 cm wide x 167 cm high x 80 cm deep
*Attaching / Detaching the door panel of your Bike Cave bike tent
The door panels of the Bike Cave can be completely detached if required. The zip is not a single zip but two zips, each going half way round. The zips are configured such that one zip has the slider on the door panel itself, whilst the other zip has the slider attached to the body of the bike tent.
The modular version of the Bike Cave is known as the TidyTent Xtra. This has both a front door panel and also a rear door panel. The zips on front and rear are configured such that by detaching the front panel of one and the rear panel of another, two bike tents can be zipped together to extend the size.
The following video is a quick demo by Pete in our warehouse showing how to attach and detach the door panel.
|Dimensions||54 x 15 x 15 cm|