Alan has been a lifelong cyclist who has traveled with his bike from the 1970s, initially for his international track and road career, then as a club cyclist to mountain bike and road bike venues.
That experience has proved invaluable in the creation of the Bike Box Alan. Combined with his Engineering Master Craftsman background, Alan has created what is universally considered as the masterclass of airline bike transportation products.
Since the creation of Bike Box Alan in 2005, the box has won every accolade in product comparison reports from cycling and triathlon magazines from around the world.
A testament to the bike box’s reputation for safety and ease of use is how many World, Olympic and Tour de France champions now choose Bike Box Alan as the solution of choice to ensure their bikes always arrive in perfect condition.
Yet it all started from humble beginnings… Alan, in 2003, no longer happy with a cardboard box to transport his bike, bought a damaged second-hand Italian plastic hard case box, that was acknowledged at the time as the market leader in bike cases, yet surprisingly only had 1 year’s guarantee!
The Italian box had 3 broken (non serviceable) caster wheels, all the plastic catches were broken and 3 of the caster wheels had broken through the wheel arches, on the shell of what seemed a very brittle plastic box. Alan however successfully fixed the box, and used it during 2003.