You can protect yourself from becoming a victim of cycle theft by following some simple steps.

  1. Get a good bike lock, remember the lock represents the value of the bike
  2. Lock your bike to something secure, e.g. a bike rack or a lamppost. Always lock your bike, even if you are only leaving it for a couple of minutes
  3. Lock up removable parts (e.g. wheels) and take light fittings with you
  4. Have your bike’s frame security-marked or engraved. Contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team for further information on 101 or
  5. Visit to register your bike.
  6. Take a clear colour photograph of your bike and make a written record of its description, including any unique features.
  7. Keep your bike in a secure garage or shed and keep the door locked
  8. Keep the bike out of public view
  9. Avoid isolated places don’t leave your bike where a potential thief can easily steal it