Top ten tips

  • Lock your bike in a busy, well lit and CCTV covered area.
  • Lock the frame and both wheels to a cycle stand or strong immovable object. Ensure your bike can't be lifted over the top of any posts
  • Make the locks and bike hard to manoeuvre.  Secure your bike as close to the stand as possible and keep the locks off the ground.
  • Register your bikes serial number for free with Bike Register
  • Take a photo of your bike and the serial number.
  • Use recognised security locks - D locks to the Sold Secure standard or heavy chain locks with closed shackle sold secure padlocks
  • Use two different locks - theft is less likely as thieves need different tools to break each one.
  • Try not to leave your bike in the same place every day
  • Include your bike in your home contents insurance for thefts outside the home.
  • If you suspect someone is trying to sell you a stolen bike, contact the Police on 101.
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