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Bicycles are one of the most targeted items by thieves .............

Don't give a thief an easy ride, register your bike with us on the forms supplied by your cycle shop retailer (for details please see our registration form). This is free and we'll do all the hard work for you! There are a number of free online registration services that are quick and easy to use. If your bike is stolen and found by the police then a quick check by us will confirm you as the owner. www.immobilise.com www.bikeregister.com We can also (free of charge) security mark your bike which will act as a deterrent and make it harder for thieves to pass on should the worse case scenario happen. Please speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Officer. All bike frames are given a serial number. This is normally located underneath the bike and should be written down or photographed and kept somewhere safe.

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  CYCLE LOCKS -

Why spend hundreds/thousands of pounds on a new bike and then a pittance on a bike lock?  Look to spend about 10% of what your bike is worth.

-  Always lock your bike when you leave it, even if it's only for a few minutes.

-  For better security use two locks of a different type - a D lock plus a robust chain and padlock.

-  Lock the frame and both wheels to a cycle parking stand if possible.

-  Lock your bike at recognised secure cycle parking that's well covered by good lighting.

-  Record details of your bike and take a photo to help the Police return it to you if stolen.

-  Ensure that your bike markings are permanent.

-  Put together a bike Passport with all the details of your bike along with any receipts, warranties or photos.  This will help the Police to trace the bike if stolen.

-  Insure your bike either on home contents insurance or separately.

-  Security mark the frame with a UV pen.  Use your initials, postcode or another mark that is unique to you.

-  Lock through the wheel and the frame to an immovable object such as a bike rack, a lamppost or a tree.

-  Remove any accessories such as water bottles, saddles, lights, pumps and saddlebags.

-  Vary your routing by locking your bike in different ways and places.

-  If your bike is kept in a common stairwell, ensure the door is always locked and secure the door entry system is working.  Keep it securely locked to a bike rack or banister.

-  If your bike is kept in a shed, keep the shed secure with good quality locks, the windows covered and an alarm.

 

 

Published 15/01/17