A Guide to Buying the Best Garden Bike Storage

A bike shed is the best place to store your bicycles and keep them safe and dry, but choosing the right model isn’t always easy. There are a number of considerations when it comes to buying garden bike storage, like size, usage and delivery. Luckily, we have put together all the information you need in one place, so you can buy a bicycle storage shed perfect for you.

In this guide, we will cover:

  • Why do I need a bike shed?
  • Bike storage buying considerations
  • Types of bike storage


Why do I need a bike shed?

Understanding the benefits of a bike shed and its intended uses can make choosing one for your garden more straightforward.

  1. Security

Owning a lockable garden bike shed gives you peace of mind that your bicycle is safe and secure. Leaving it in the garden means there is a risk it could get stolen; the only alternative is to store it in the house which can take up a lot of space and bring in dirt.

  1. Weatherproof

A bike shed will protect your bicycle from the elements. Moving parts on your bike can easily be affected by adverse weather conditions. Rain, hail, salt, and dirt can interfere with key components and lead to rust, which is why it’s important to use outdoor bike storage.

  1. Additional Storage

Garden bike storage is multi-purpose. It will keep your bike secure and rust-free, but it can also be used for any gardening tools or things you no longer have space for in the house.

  1. Workspace

It doesn’t just have to be used for storage. A large, sheltered outdoor space can be used for DIY projects and other hobbies. If you don’t want to make a mess in the house, you can put together your Ikea furniture in your new garden bike shed.

  1. Affordable

Bicycle storage sheds are often affordable. You can choose from a range of budget-friendly options here at Power Sheds and free up some cash to spend on your bike instead.


Garden bike storage buying considerations

Now that we have made a case for why you might need an outdoor bike shed, let’s look at some important buying considerations to help you make the right purchase.

Step 1: What size bike shed do I need?

There are a few different things that can influence the size bike shed you’ll need, firstly, how many bikes does it need to store?

The standard dimensions for mountain bikes are 175cm x 51-61cm x 105cm

The standard dimensions for road bikes are 175cm x 38-46cm x 105cm

You should think about the amount of space you’re going to need to store all the bikes you own; this is going to be the primary use of your bike shed.

Next, you need to think about other storage requirements and intended uses. If you plan on using your new shed to store gardening equipment like a lawn mower or other tools, you need to factor in the space you’ll need for those too. If you want space to work on your bike or for other DIY jobs, this will also influence the size you need.

Step 2: What are you using your bike shed for?

If you plan on using space in your bike shed for a workspace, you might want to buy one with a pent roof. A pent roof is sloped leaving one side of the shed with more headroom than the other. The space with more headroom could be perfect for DIY jobs. Bike sheds can be shorter than standard sheds, so be sure to check the measurements prior to purchasing.

You may also want to consider your options when it comes to shelving and windows depending on what best suits your requirements.

Step 3: How will I access my bike shed?

Accessibility shouldn’t just be a consideration when deciding where to put your bike shed. Our bike sheds feature double doors that open away from the entrance, giving you the space you need to move bikes and large gardening equipment in and out of storage with ease.

Step 4: What material should my bike shed be?

The material you choose for the construction of your bicycle storage shed is also very important, as this will influence security, weather-resistance, aesthetics, and the cost. You can find more details on the different options there are when it comes to choosing material and the benefits of each in the ‘Types of bike storage’ section below.

Step 5: Where am I going to put my bike shed?

You need to think about where you’re going to put the bike shed in your garden. Make sure you have enough room to house your new shed and move bikes and other equipment in an out easily.

While you might have enough space for the shed, you don’t want it to dominate and spoil your garden. Choose garden bike storage that will instead complement the look of your outdoor space.


Types of bike storage

You should now have a good idea of what you’re looking for when it comes to outside bike storage, and it’s time to consider your options. There are three different types of bike sheds, wood, plastic or metal.

Wooden Bicycle Storage Sheds

Wood is the traditional material used for sheds, as it is relatively cheap, strong, and easy to put together. The natural look is great for garden settings, and you have a range of options when it comes to shape and design. Read our garden shed guide for more information about cladding, roofing, doors, and windows.


  • Attractive natural look
  • Easy to customise and improve
  • Strong and robust
  • Environmentally friendly


  • Requires regular treatment
  • Risk of rot, insects, and rodents (this is covered by our 10 year guarantee)

Metal Bicycle Storage Sheds

Metal is not commonly used for sheds but are often used for bike storage for additional security. A high-quality metal shed won’t rust and is resistant to weather, rodents, and insects; the only treatment required is an occasional wash down. They’re a great option if your priority is security and low maintenance.

The main downside to a metal bike shed is they’re not the prettiest and can take away from the natural look of a garden. You also can’t paint them or add in shelves and hooks if you plan to use your new shed for additional storage or a workshop.


  • Secure
  • Strong and robust
  • Low maintenance
  • Rot, insect and rodent proof


  • Visually unattractive
  • Difficult to assemble
  • Risk of condensation and rust

Plastic Bicycle Storage Sheds

Plastic sheds are a more recent option for garden bike storage and are becoming increasingly popular. They’re lightweight, making them easy to assemble and transport. They’re also resistant to rot, insects, and rodents, but can be vulnerable to harsh weather conditions. Strong winds, heavy snow falls and even exposure to the sun can damage plastic sheds.

You can buy plastic sheds with steel supports and UV protection which can make them more durable and secure.


  • Easy to assemble
  • Low maintenance
  • Rot, insect and rodent proof


  • Can look cheap
  • Difficult to customise
  • Less sturdy than others


Delivery Information

Our standard shed delivery service is completely free (to most of the mainland UK), and you can choose your own delivery date at the checkout process when you enter your address. Your shed will then be dispatched a few days in advance, and we will book in this date with the 3rd party courier. You can expect delivery between 8am and 6pm – you may receive a text on the day with a two-hour arrival time slow. You can find more information on the delivery of your new garden bike shed here.

You can shop for bike sheds by size or by type with Power Sheds. Our garden bike sheds are designed with quality and security in mind, made with high-grade Scandinavian timber and industry-leading quality.