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How to keep your bike safe and sound

Following British success in cycling over the past few years the sport has exploded in popularity.  As a result, many people are investing in expensive bikes and equipment which, more often than not, is stored outside providing rich pickings for thieves.

We’ve listed a few tips on how to protect your bike from theft:

Register your bike on the national police asset recording system at and the police approved National Cycle Database at
Get a good bike lock – this isn’t the time to scrimp!
Most bikes are stolen away from the home – so always park your bicycle in a safe, well-lit place and lock your bike to something secure – even if only for a few minutes. Lock up removable parts (e.g. 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 sure you know the make, model, frame size, frame  number and colour - this will help identify the bike should it be found.
At home, keep your bike in a secure garage or shed and keep the door locked.
Consider installing a wireless shed alarm or better still we can link it to your home alarm wirelessly.
To be extra cautious lock your bike to an immoveable object, such as a post inside the locked building, even when you’re at home.
Install motion sensor lighting to the area outside the entrance to your shed or garage to deter thieves.