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Cycle security

With 533,000 bikes being stolen every year*, a little thought towards security can help keep your bike safe. Take a look at our top tips to help you on your way:

  • Get a good bike lock (D locks or combination locks are best. Look for ‘Sold Secure Ltd’ approved locks, or ask for a recommendation at a bike shop)

  • Lock your bike to something secure, eg a bike rack or a lamppost. Always lock it, even if you are only leaving it for a couple of minutes

  • Make the lock and bike difficult to manoeuvre when parked: keep the lock away from the ground and keep the gap between the bike and lock small

  • Have your bike’s frame security-marked or engraved

  • Register your bike: register your bicycle model, make and frame number. Contact your local police station for further advice

  • Take a clear colour photograph of your bike and make a written record of its description, including any unique features

  • Keep your bike in a secure garage or shed and keep the door locked.

  • This advice is taken from Crimestoppers. For more information visit their website.

*Source: The Guardian, 8th May 2011

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