Litelok has won multiple awards from well respected institutions, such as the 2017 Best Bike Lock award by Cycling Plus (foldable category). Below is our ever growing collection of accolades and a summary of the awarding bodies that reviewed Litelok.
2018 - Red Dot Design Award - Litelok Gold Wearable
Spanning more than 60 years, The Red Dot Design Award is an international seal of quality, given to a select few products each year that excel in product design, and communication design.
The judges made their decision based on products’ innovation, durability, functionality, and form to name just a few criteria. They said “Litelok Gold Wearable presents an innovative version of a bicycle lock which is worn practically on the body and made of durable and therefore very safe material.”
2018 - Best Buy - The Independent
Founded in 1986, the Independent is one of Britain’s leading newspapers. In their ‘12 best bike locks’ article they awarded Litelok Gold the Indy Best Buy 2018. The article states “Born out of a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, the Litelok is the most innovative design we’ve seen in years.”
2017 - Best Bike Lock (Foldable) - Cycling Plus
Cycling Plus have been around since 1992, providing in-depth testing and reviews from experts. Their monthly magazine is read by cyclists all over the world.
In their review of Litelok, Cycling Plus took several Liteloks to a specialist testing laboratory in Germany, where they endured a suite of usability and functional tests. They were compared against other best-in-class bike locks, seeing off competitors to win the Best Bike Lock award in the foldable category. In their words: “The Litelok took a massive amount of abuse (222.5kN) from the bolt cropper. Torsion tests had little effect, and in the tensile test it proved itself too.”
2016 - Best Cycling Innovation - London Cycling Awards
It was an incredible honour to receive this award from the London Cycling Campaign, a fantastic charity set up in 1978 which works tirelessly to make cycling safe and inviting to everyone in London. The award recognises our achievement in creating the world’s lightest, flexible Sold Secure Gold bike lock.
The Awards were presented by comedian and actor, Michael Smiley, who played “Tyres O'Flaherty”, the bicycle messenger raver in the sitcom Spaced. A keen cyclist himself in real life, his most memorable line at the event was that his bike was his “psychiatrist between his legs”.
2015 - Voted onto Innovation Alley - Interbike North America
Interbike is the largest annual bicycle show in North America. When we exhibited at Interbike 2015, we were voted onto “Innovation Alley”, a section that recognises creators for their fresh approach to product design within cycling. Litelok was evaluated by a panel of industry members, based on usability, aesthetics, innovation and function amongst others.
2015 - Industrial Design Winner - K-Design Award
Based in Seoul, Korea, the K-Design Award celebrates creativity within product design. Winning the award within the Industrial Design category was a great honour, recognising our ambition to build the best lightweight bike lock that’s super secure.
2015 - Product Innovation Winner - iSustain Award
The Institute for Sustainable Design (ISD) at UWTSD's Swansea College of Art is a research centre which leads on sustainable design across all art and design disciplines. The judges of the Product Innovation category assessed nominees based on their improvement and/or creation of novel products.