Secure 48-bike rack proposed for Harrogate hospital


Last updated Jun 7, 2021

Plans have been submitted for a 48-bike rack at Harrogate District Hospital.

Harrogate And District NHS Foundation Trust has submitted proposals to Harrogate Borough Council to build the new secure cycling storage.

It would be built to the right of the main entrance to the hospital next to the disabled car parking bays.

The rack would give staff and visitors a safe place to park their bikes following a spate of thefts at the hospital last year.

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Last summer, the Stray Ferret reported that there had been seven bicycle thefts at the hospital in three months, which North Yorkshire Police called “clearly outrageous”.

Some of the thefts affected key workers who found their bikes missing after long shifts.

The force offered hospital staff and local residents the option to have their bikes security marked in an effort to discourage the crime.

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