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Do not give thieves an easy ride!

Community information, Hagley & Rubery

  • Incident number: Information
  • Date: 31/03/2019
  • Sender: PCSO Taylor
  • Business area name: Hagley & Rubery SNT
Do not give thieves an easy ride! 1

Bicycles are one of the most targeted items by thieves. Always lock your bike when you leave it, even if it's only for a few minutes. Look to spend about 10% of what your bike is worth on the lock. For better security use two or more locks of a different type - a D lock plus a robust chain and padlock.

All bike frames are given a unique serial number. This is normally located underneath the bike and should be written down or photographed and kept somewhere safe. Security mark the frame. You can use a UV Pen or a property marking solution such as Smartwater. When marking your bicycle use your initials, postcode or another mark that is unique to you.

Lock your bike at recognised secure cycle parking that's well covered by good lighting and CCTV, with both the wheel and the frame secured to an immovable object.

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

Remember to Insure your bike either on your homes contents insurance or on a separate insurance policy.