Sunday 27 May 2012 12.45am
I also rent one of the Bikeaway lockers on Draper, and have found that it has changed my cycling experience: the bike is now safely stored a few yards away from the entrance to my building and this makes using it a hassle free affair.
The locker keeps the bike safe (Steel cabinets under CCTV surveillance), dry and ready for immediate use: I keep my helmet, gloves and all accessories in there so I can leave my home without any particular preparation except taking along the key (which lives on my keyring anyway).
My bike no longer takes up valuable space inside my apartment: I had tried for a while keeping one in the balcony, but it soon rusted up so I then kept it in the entrance hall. However, there it was in the way and gave the space a crammed appearance.
I used to hate having to carry the machine up in the lifts as I could sense that some other residents were inconvenienced by having to ride with it in the cabin, and for 8.22 pence a day I think this solution represents great value for money.
I fully endorse TAK's suggestion, and wholly recommend any Draper Estate cyclists to apply for a locker before they are all allocated to non residents: it's a bargain and you won't regret it.
PS: To TAK and any other Draper Estate residents:
There is a fledgling FaceBook page for our community. It has been advertised on the notice boards, but I understand that it isn't easy to find with a search.
For all you fellow Draper Residents (tenants or leaseholder) this is the address
. Join now so that we can have an arena to discuss all the important issues relating to our estate!!