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The cycle parking isn't disused as I had imagined on my previous visit (see #178054). However, its poor design is clear from the way it is being used.

Abandoned cycle parking in an abandoned car park. UPDATE: This cycle parking does see some use, see #182000.

Very poor cycle parking at fitness centre in Minerva Way. One user has lifted bike over to lock to rear of framework.

The worst bike rack is still outside Didsbury Job Centre.

[Image taken 9.5.21] York St John University, De Grey Street, York. These seem like a modern take on the old fashioned long discredited ‘wheelbenders’. The only contact with the rack is the wheel – could a heavy cycle fall and buckle the … [more]

Poor quality cycle parking on the edge of Sheffield city centre, at Ponds Forge.

Wheel-bender cycle parking outside Carlisle railway station. There are some proper stands inside the station, but some decent cycle parking here would be desirable for short-term parking, e.g. buying/collecting ticket, or visiting the … [more]

Wheelbender stand looking rather out of place at this boutique hotel

Racks in the military fortress.

Inaccessible wheel twister cycle parking outside a café in Ilkley.

Wheel twister cycle parking outside the Co-op in Ilkley town centre.

Cycle parking at the staff entrance to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. There is better cycle parking over by the car park at #107103.

Some very poor cycle parking stands at Westerton Hall & Library.

Some very poor cycle parking arrangements in the Short Stay car park at Carlisle station, plus a sign for NCN route 72 (which should have brackets for 'leading to NCN72'), although routes 7 and 10 are closer.

Nothing changes. See #25268.

The cycle parking at Palacerigg Country Park.

At the British Legion in Histon, parked cars restrict access to the seating area and behind that are these wheelbender racks.

Rubbish cycle parking at Harwich International station. Despite being covered and well lit who would want to leave their bikes here as they cannot be properly secured easily.

Four wheel-twister stands outside the Palacerigg Country Park visitors' centre, the only cycle parking at this location.

Some more cycle parking at Ryde Pier Head, this time at the entrance to the rail station and ferry terminal, but again of the wheel-grabber variety.

Some more cycle parking at Ryde Pier Head station, of the wheel-grabber variety with no easy way to lock the frame.

Wheeltwister cycle parking, next to a car park

Wheel-twister cycle parking stands at miniature railway in Barshaw Park

Wheel-twister cycle parking outside public toilets next to NCN1

This is about the only sensible way to use 'wheelbender' cycle racks. Note that none of the bikes here have their wheels where the designers imagined.

Some wheel bender cycle parking here, there is much better cycle parking elsewhere at this station.

These wheelbender racks where replaced, see #6031.

These wheelbender racks where replaced, see #6031 and #63707.

Wheelbender cycle parking - only a front wheel left behind.

Wheelbender cycle parking. Stolen bike only a front wheel left behind.

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