Protect your bike
We have partnered with West Midlands Police to help you protect your bike from theft.
Register your bike on a secure, Police recognised national database.
Record details of your bike like the make, model and frame number. The frame number is normally found underneath the bike between the pedals or where the back wheel slots in. Make a note of any distinguishing features and take a photo.
Security mark it
Security marking your bike using a Secured by Design (SBD) recognised kit is a visible deterrent to thieves.
Double-lock it, secure it and lock the lot
Lock your bike with a Police Preferred Specification. Always use two good quality locks, at least one of which is a D-lock.
Secure your bike as close to the stand as possible to give any thieves little or no room to manoeuvre. Lock the frame and both wheels to the cycle parking stand.
Locks are more vulnerable when they come into contact with the ground, so keep them off the floor.
Remove the removable bits
Take parts that are easy to remove with you, such as the seat. Or use locking skewers or nuts to secure the bike’s components to the frame, making it difficult for thieves to steal detachable parts.
Consider safety bolts for your wheels and seat post to decrease the chance of your bike being stolen.
Keep valuables secure when cycling
Always keep your valuables secure when cycling. Don’t put them in open baskets or panniers.
Be aware of your surroundings
Always pay attention to your surroundings. Thieves target unsuspecting cyclists for their bikes and valuables.
Remember that safety begins at home
This is very important to remember as many bikes are stolen at home. Lock your bike securely at home as you would on the street. Use the same locks and security products such as ground anchors.
Stay safe online
Avoid sharing pictures of your bike and its location online.
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