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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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