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10 Best Bike Sheds for 2021

The best bike sheds for bicycle protection at home

Best Bike Shed
  • A bike shed will not only keep your bike dry and clean, but safe
  • They come in various materials, sizes and security levels
  • You need to think about how many bikes you want to store, and how much space you have
  • But there are also extras to fit in, as well as thinking about how it looks

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The Best Bike Sheds

A bike storage shed will likely be one of your most important purchases when it comes to looking after your bicycle and keeping it protected, especially if you’ve invested quite a bit of money on it. But it can also keep your extras safe (such as helmets), which can still be worth quite a bit of money.

They keep your garage or main shed free for other bits and bobs, and are a lot more secure than plastic covers, especially if you are concerned about the risk of theft. You do need to think about materials, style, how many bikes you need to store and how big the space in your garden is for the shed.

The Essential Bike Shed Buying Guide


Bike sheds are usually made from three different materials, just like your ordinary garden shed: wood, plastic and metal.

The latter will be the strongest and will protect your bikes from the elements and theft the best. Most are available in colour variations, so you don’t have to worry about garish metallic designs in your garden. They will also be protected against rust.

Plastic is probably the next best, but it can lack in strength if you get one which is too cheap. They are also easier to break into, even if you have secure locks because the edges and plastic could simply be broken.

Wooden bike sheds can be the cheapest, and you can paint them to match the rest of your garden, but they will need protection from the weather every year. They are also the easiest to break into, but you can improve security by adding extra padlocks with ease.

You can also get bike tents which are made out of strong plastic-based material. They aren’t good for security but can keep your bike dry and hidden on a budget and smaller scale.

Storage Capacity

All bikes are of different sizes. All setups are different too – you may just want to keep your commuting bike safe, or you could have two adult bikes, one with a child seat, and a kids bike.

The capacities we have given are just a general guide for a plain average bike, but you may have a larger or smaller than average bike, or extras such as child seats. Always measure your bikes before you buy a shed, and think about whether you’d want extra space to store additional items such as helmets, bike pumps and cleaning equipment.

We have a guide below on how big your bike shed should be.

Frequently Asked

How big does a bike shed need to be?

Bikes come in loads of different shapes and sizes so it can be hard to say.

The average size of a bike is 5.7ft (175cm) long, 1.2-1.5ft (38-46cm) wide for road bikes/1.7-2ft (51-61cm) for hybrids and mountain bikes, and 3.4ft (105cm) high. You will then need a bit of extra space around the bike for comfort.

For two bikes, they can be stored in opposite directions to make the most use of space. This would take up 5.9ft (180cm) long, 2.7ft (84 cm) wide and 3.6ft (110 cm) high.

But if we use average measurements, we would recommend:

  • 1 bike – 6′ x 2′ shed (or 5′ x 3′)
  • 2 bikes – 6′ x 3′ shed
  • 3 bikes – 6′ x 4′ shed
  • 4 bikes – 6’ x 5’ shed
  • 5 bikes – 6’ x 6’ shed

These are only estimates, however – the best way to work this out is to put your bikes together comfortably, and then measure the cubic area which they take up.

You may also find that if you have multiple bikes, you may want to adapt the shed to make them all easy to access, such as placing them on platforms (which means you’d need a taller shed).