Cyclehoop bike parking shortlisted for prestigious business award

photo The Cyclehoop allows cyclists to lock both bicycle wheels and frame to typical street furniture

Innovative cycle parking design company Cyclehoop has been shortlisted for New Product of the Year by the Growing Business Awards.

Designer Anthony Lau founded Cyclehoop in 2008, and has sold his product to eight London councils and as far afield as Scotland and Wales.

The design allows street furniture such as lamp posts to be easily retro-fitted with the hoops, allowing cyclists to more safely secure their bikes' front and back wheels.

Mr Lau said: “I am honoured to be shortlisted for the awards. Councils are really starting to see the benefit of installing the Cyclehoop.”

Anthony Lau is a graduate from the Barlett School of Architecture. The company is also a current finalist in The Pitch 2009, where participants have two minutes to sell their product in a Dragon’s Den-style competition.

Lau also markets a range of cycle-friendly t-shirts at