Jon-Allan Butterworth MBE PLY & Annexe Bike Shed

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Jon Allan Butterworth Annexe Police approved bike shed

Paralympian Jon-Allan Butterworth MBE & Asgard Storage

Asgard continues to support Britain's elite athletes with safe and secure places to store their bicycles and essential equipment.  Ex-military turned Paralympic Gold Medalist, Jon-Allan Butterworth is the latest star to choose an Asgard Storage shed. Jon required a high security shed to safely store his bikes and equipment, but didn’t have a large enough space for one of our extra large cycle stores. Not a problem, we suggested our 6ft x 3ft Annexe high-security (Secured By Design) bike shed to hold up to 3 bikes, offering the highest security in the smallest footprint. 

“I’m proper chuffed with my new Asgard bike shed! Pictures do not do this justice, the build quality, value, communication, and installation team are top class!” - Jon-Allan Butterworth MBE PLY

Jon Allan Butterworth Bike Storage Shed

Who is Jon-Allan Butterworth MBE PLY? 

Jon-Allan Butterworth is an ex-military Senior Aircraftman Weapons Technician, serving in Afghanistan and Iraq for the Royal Air Force. After an injury, he took part in the first Help for Heroes bike ride in 2008 with ParalympicsGB spotting his talent which kickstarted his successful career for British Cycling. Jon became Paralympic Champion with 3x Silver medals and 4x World Titles starring alongside fellow Asgard shed owner, Jody Cundy. 

Jon was awarded an MBE in 2017 for his service to cycling and has been awarded a post-nominal title PLY to recognise his hard work, commitment, and promotion of Paralympic values.

Asgard Metal Shed Installation 

Located just over the Pennines, our Asgard shed installation team jumped in the van to install the Annexe shed for Jon. As Jon was undergoing some home renovations, he set up a bespoke wooden base for his storage shed, which he planned to relocate later down the line. 

“It was such an honour to meet Jon and provide a secure place for his bikes! The location of the shed wasn’t ideal, however, it will keep the bikes secure for the time being. Due to the galvanised steel construction, our metal sheds weigh a lot (the Annexe is over 21 stone) and are designed to last well over 10 years. Wooden structures often degrade over time, which is why we advise installing on a solid floor” - Stuart, Asgard Shed Installation Team.

Why did Jon choose an Annexe Bike Storage Shed? 

As Jon’s shed is temporarily placed outside in his courtyard garden, he required a small shed taking up only minimal space, yet big enough to store all his riding equipment. The Annexe bike shed is Asgard’s most secure compact bicycle shed measuring just 6x3ft yet, still able to store up to 3 bikes… the perfect solution.

The Annexe features plenty of security features giving it Level 1, Loss Prevention Certification, UK Locksmith approval, and Secured by Design (Police) accreditation, giving Jon total peace of mind his bikes were safe and secure. 

The Annexe security features a 5-point locking mechanism including deadbolts, a pick-and-drill resistant lock rated to EN1303 (the highest level of durability), and a handle that is designed to snap off in an attempted break-in, helping to prevent forced entry. Like all Asgard sheds*, the Annexe features an integral metal base that can be bolted to the ground giving 360-degree protection to his bikes. The Police approved Annexe shed also features reinforced doors, tough hinges, and reinforced panels for extra security.

Police approved Bicycle storage shed

Click to find out more about the Annexe bicycle shed.
*Excludes Twin Bike Locker

Supporting Defence Services

Did you know Asgard support the Armed Forces, Veterans, MoD Civil Servants, family members of serving and deceased personnel, Cadet Forces and UK-based NATO personnel with a discount on their sheds? As a thank you for your commitment to the UK, all Defence Discount Card members can save 15% off an Asgard.

“The UK’s Defence service personnel are so vital to the country, we wanted to offer a thank you to them and their families by offering a discount on our range of secure storage sheds, no matter what their hobby is! We’ve been supporting key workers for many years through various discount services, adding Defence Discount Services is a great way to support even more people.” - Andy Heath, Asgard

Click to find out more about the shed discount, or click to see more athletes who own an Asgard shed.

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