Best Bike Locks UK 2024 – Security


Are you searching or looking for a secure, heavy duty and unbreakable Bike Lock for your bicycle in the coming days? If so, then check out this review for what we believe are 7 of the best Bike Locks currently available in the UK at present that offer superb protection for your bike including cables and U-locks with mounting brackets and woven steel coils.

Review Results

After reviewing over 30 Bike locks, we have narrowed our results down to our top 7 options for you to browse  through which should speed up the process when it comes to your own online research.

Multiple Types

Included in our review are Bike U-locks, cable locks, heavy duty shackles, mounting brackets, chain locks with alloy steel, U-locks with 4 inch flexes plus foldable bike locks and LED light locks so there should be a Bike lock here to suit your own set of individual needs or requirements.

Video Bike Lock Support

A number of video inserts is included here that you can briefly check out if you wish which can help with protecting your own bike and making it safe and secure and these videos will take just a few moments of your time.

In addition, as price guides can only be shown for this review, please make sure to view the price checkers provided below which will help ensure you have the most accurate up to date price information.

Read also: Our list of best Cycling Gloves here

Best Bike Locks – Our Recommendations

Option 1: Velo U-Lock with Cable Bike Lock

Bike Lock Overview

2 in 1 heavy duty bike lock system

U-lock with 2 keys (1 spare)

Weather and corrosion resistant

1.8m lock cable included

Mounting bracket to bike frame

Woven steel cable vandal proof

90 day money back guarantee

2 year warranty provided

Bike Lock Description

  • Our first recommendation when it comes to Bike Locks would have to be the Velo U-Lock with the woven steel Cable Bike Lock that is 1.8m long that can secure the frame of the bike along with both wheels at the same time. You get 2 keys included in the pack where one key acts as a spare key in the event you misplace the first key which is good to know in the background. It has the weather and corrosion resistance which ultimately means that you don’t have to worry about rust setting in.
  • The cable provides plenty of length at 1.8m long which can wrap around the frame of the bike plus around the wheels so the entire bike is fully locked down for peace of mind. For handling and storage, there is a mounting bracket that will fit on the frame of the bike tube to keep it stored away and safely in place until the time you need to use it. If you ever lose both keys, there is a key guard program in place – it means you can register your code on their website and place an order for replacement keys should the need arise
  • The diameter of the cable is 1cm wide and it is woven steel protected with a PVC cover which again prevents any corrosion from setting in. Another thing worth mentioning is the 90 day money back guarantee policy in place as well as the 2 year warranty cover which adds peace of mind before you commit to a purchase online.

Price Guide: From £25 to £35

Demonstration of the Velo Bike Lock

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Option 2: Bify Bicycle Chain Lock

Bike Lock Overview

Available in range of colours

Black, blue, green, orange, grey, etc

Made with alloy steel and nylon

5 digit password can be reset

Factory start code is 00000

Chain length is 97cm long

Can be used for bikes and scooters

5 digit code with 100k possibilities

Bike Lock Description

  • Our second recommendation at a lower price point is the Bify Bicycle Chain combination Lock which is extremely popular and comes backed with lots of customer reviews. The cable length is nearly 1m long (97cm) and you don’t have to worry about any keys to carry as you have the 5 digit code combination rotary lock system instead. There are over 10 colours to choose from such as black, blue, grey, army green, orange, red, pink and brown so you have lots of options when it comes to choosing a colour that suits your own individual tastes.
  • The combination lock here comes with a factory standard setting of 00000 and you can then set your own 5 digit passcode that you can easily remember – all instructions for setting the 5 digit code are included in the manual pack and these are very easy to follow. You open with the original code of 00000, turn the rotary to 90 degrees and set your code making sure each key is aligned with the rotary markings. The 5 digit rotary combination code provides 100k possibilities so you have more than enough protection when it comes to safety and possible vandalism.
  • Not only will it work on bikes, but it can also be used for scooters, motor cycles or even other equipment or tools at home or when you are on the road or even electric bikes and lawnmowers! For storage, the chain lock can be wrapped around the bicycle tube frame , the weight is approx. 680g and there is the high quality cloth cover around the chain which prevents it from scratching or marking the bicycle frame paint surfaces

Price Guide: Less than £20

Video Insert: Tips when it comes to Bike Security and Locking

Option 3: SPGOOD Heavy Duty Covered Chain Lock

Bike Lock Overview

14 different colours available

Black, yellow, green, blue, mixed etc

Heavy duty chain lock covered

No keys – combination rotary lock

5 digit code to be set up - 100K combination possibilities

Starter factory setting 00000

Cable length is 83cm long

Bike Lock Description

  • Our third recommendation for you to consider is the SPGOOD Heavy Duty Covered Chain Lock which a very popular seller and it certainly will not disappoint you when it comes to flexibility, protection and safeguarding your bike against potential vandalism. Likewise, there is no need to worry about losing keys here as you have the combination rotary lock system instead which offers a reliable locking system without having the hassle of keeping keys in a safe location.
  • You get a great selection of colours to choose from under this brand such as blue, black, yellow, red, mixed, green and more so you can choose a colour that suits you instead of just going with a standard black finish. The price level is also better than expected as you should be able to get your hands on it for less than £15 when seen at the time of this review.
  • The rotary comes with the standard 00000 setting which is then reset by you by following the simple instructions included in the pack. The cable length here is slightly shorter at 83cm but still provides plenty of length when it comes to locking the wheels and frame to a solid fixture. The chain is made from hardened steel, it can be used on bikes, scooters, electric bikes or even tools and equipment and it comes covered with a durable cloth to prevent any possible scratches or abrasions to the bike frame surfaces.

Price Guide: From £10 to £25

Option 4: Kryptonite Keeper 12 Standard with Flex Bike Lock

Bike Lock Overview

U-lock keeper plus cable

Cable length is 1.2m long

Heavy duty locking solution

Resistant to rust & corrosion

Includes 2 stainless steel keys - 1 key is used as back up

1.2cm hardened steel shackle

Anti-theft support program

Bike Lock Description

  • Another bicycle lock that really impressed us was the Kryptonite Keeper 12 Standard Bike Lock with the flexible cable which again has proven to be very popular and it provides all the security you need for the bike frame as well as both wheels at the same time. You can even attach your helmet using the cable by threading the cable through the gaps in the helmet surface and then threading it around the wheel and then around the secure steel fixture.
  • There are 2 high quality keys provided where 1 can be used as back up in the event that your first key gets misplaced. In addition to this, you can register your lock for the anti-theft offer where the company will cover part of the cost of the bike in the unlikely event that the bike lock has been compromised by vandals. There are 2 separate options though – 1 with the mounting bracket and one without the mounting bracket so make sure you choose the mounting bracket option so that it can be attached to the frame of your bike.
  • The frame of this U-lock is virtually unbreakable and the cable length of 1.2m long is slightly longer than some of the other cables on this list so far. Having stainless steel keys is also important to ensure they won’t rust or break over time and the full weight of both the U-lock and flex cable combined is nearly 1kg which is not all that bad to be fair.

Price Guide: Tends to be over £20

Video Insert: How to lock your Bike Securely – Plus Types of Locks

Option 5: Abus Bordo 6500 Granit X-Plus Folding Bicycle Lock

Bike Lock Overview

More expensive locking solution

Folds up tight for storage - Made with Alloy steel

Gold level security rating

Length of the fold is 85cm long

Includes 2 keys and key code card

Toughened stronger steel links

Attaches to bike frame with Velcro strap and a pouch

Bike Lock Description

  • If you preference is for a high quality folding Bike lock, then you take a closer look at the Abus Bordo 6500 Granit X-Plus Folding Bicycle Lock which as the names implies, folds up nicely and neatly away when not in use. There is a pouch for it to slip into and then the pouch is attached to the frame of the bike where it is strapped securely with Velcro straps.
  • The price level though is quite a good bit higher than you may expect and it could set you back around £100 when seen at the time of this review. Saying that, it is the preferred choice for people with premium expensive bikes and they don’t tend to mind going the extra mile when it comes to investing in the security of their bike. It is resistance to rust and corrosion and it is made using Alloy steel
  • Once out of the pouch, it can fold out to a length of 85cm and the key advantage here is minimal storage space as it fits and folds back nicely back into place so you don’t need to worry about cables, mounting brackets or anything like that. This lock comes with a protective layer on the outer surface which prevents any scratches to your bikes paintwork which is one less thing to worry about and it comes with the gold standard in terms of Lock Security Ratings. If a compact Folding lock is what you are after, then make sure to take a closer look at this Folding Alloy Steel lock from Abus.

Price Guide: Over £80

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Final Bicycle Lock Recommendations

If the initial list of Bike locks already outlined haven’t met all of your standards of requirements just yet, then check out our last 2 recommendations below summarised briefly as follows especially if you need LED light support for visibility at night…

Option 6: Winzwon Combination Bike Lock with LED Light

Bike Lock Overview

LED night light to help with visibilities - 4 digit code to be set up by you

Keyless lock - No keys to worry about - Length of the cable is 1.5m long

Auto shut down of light after 15 seconds

4 digit code with 10k+ possible combinations

Made with a flexible steel cable & PVC coating

PVC Coating is water resistance to prevent rust

Can also be used for scooters, tools and equipment

Best solution when needed in dark conditions

Price Guide: Great value less than £15

Option 7: Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Chain Bicycle Lock

Bike Lock Overview

Premium heavy duty unbreakable lock system

Hardened deadbolt design with chain links

3 stainless steel keys provided in the pack - 2 standard keys and 1 with LED light

Helps to get unlocked in the darkness

Nylon sleeve provides weather protection - Security disc is drill and pick resistant

Coil cable can be wrapped around the frame

Reinforced with an oval cross brace

Key safe program – register for replacement keys

Price Guide: £50 to £80

Video Insert: Bike Locking Beginner Guide Tips

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After completing our review for the best Bicycle locks in the UK, we hope our work here can help you out in some small way and perhaps give you some suggestions to think about before you make your final decision. We have included long Cable locks up to 1.8m long, U-Locks with cables and mounting brackets as well as combination rotary locks with both 4 digit and 5 digit codes plus Bicycle locks with LED lights for when you are in the dark so there should be something here that can meet your own expectations.

Which one would we choose? Taking everything into consideration, it would have to be the Velo U-Lock with the Cable Bike Lock outlined earlier and further information along with updated prices and specific reviews can be checked above


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