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Cycle theft in the UK

16 Apr 2019

50% of all bike owners have had a bike stolen Read more…

Spring checks for your bike

5 Apr 2019

The roads are getting busier and busier with cyclists now that spring has come out to play and the sun is shining more.
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Support your local bike shop

5 Apr 2019

This year's Local Bike Shop Day, celebrating independent bike shops all around the UK, falls on the 4th of May just as the peak cycling season begins.
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The Women's Festival of Cycling 2019

2 Apr 2019

Cycling UK, for the third year running, has organised the Women's Festival of Cycling
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Guidance in preparing for EU exit

11 Feb 2019

A new guidance has been published for the retail sector with information on preparing for the EU exit
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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46

8 Feb 2019

Prevent Breast Cancer is named the first charity of the year for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46
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UK's biggest challenge

23 Jan 2019

Big Pedal 2019 invited people to take on the UK's largest cycling, walking and scooting challenge.
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Volunteering with Sustrans in the New Year

21 Jan 2019

Sustrans has 3,500 amazing volunteers across the UK making a real difference in the local areas.
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Veganuary

14 Jan 2019

Veganuary is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions and so Sustrans have complied a list of vegan-friendly restaurants on the National Cycle Network that are a guaranteed amazing meal... Read more…

13 million raised Prudential RideLondon 2018

19 Dec 2018

The 2018 Prudential RideLondon event has raised a record £13 million for charity.
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Cycle theft in the UK

Posted on in Cycles News , Outdoor News

bike theft50% of all bike owners have had a bike stolen.

This accounts for 2% of all reported crimes.

Bicycles are some of the easiest vehicles for thieves to target.

So why not protect yourself from becoming a victim and follow these simple steps:

  • Get a good bike lock
  • Lock your bike to something secure, even if only for a few minutes and avoid isolated places - leave you bike where a potential thief can be seen
  • Lock up removable parts (your wheels) and take light fittings with you
  • Have your bike's frame security-marked or engraved
  • Take a clear colour photograph of your bike and make a written record of its description, including any unique features
  • At home, keep your bike in a secure garage or shed and keep the door locked

Click here to access the full graphic on bicycle theft in the UK in 2019. 

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