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Bicycles locked up at railingsLock it, keep it

Modern bikes can be vulnerable to theft as they are valuable and portable. The vast majority of cycle thefts are opportunist thefts. Someone sees a bike which is not secured or secured badly and takes it because it's easy. This is particularly common when riders "just pop into the shop" and are away for only a few minutes. Follow these tips to minimise the risk of theft when you leave your bike anywhere -

  • try to park in a public place in full view
  • at night use a well lit position
  • change your parking location regularly
  • if possible, lock your bike through the frame and wheel/s to a solid object. Use the cycle stands provided throughout the city
  • use good quality D, U, cable or shackle locks
  • use more than one lock
  • encourage your employer to provide secure cycle parking facilities
  • always lock your bike - even at home (many are stolen from sheds and garages)
  • mark your frame with your postcode in two separate locations, one of which should be hidden. Attach a Coded Cycle label to reduce the risk of making your bike a target for theft
  • consider online bike registration with Immobilise or other providers

If you think there should be cycle parking stands in a public space, please tell us.

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Highways Network Management
1st Floor
Festival House
93 Jameson Street

Tel: 01482 300 300

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