Amesbury Police hosting bike marking event

Amesbury Police hosting bike marking event

Published by Jack Deery at 7:00am 27th June 2020.

2 minute read

The force are doing it to try and help reduce the numbers of bikes being stolen.

From 3:30pm until 5pm today (Saturday 27th June) Amesbury Police are holding a free bike marking event in Archers Gate.

They will help people register their bikes or scooters using Bike Register, which will make it visibly security marked. 

Police say that social distancing measures and cleaning procedures will be in operation and must be adhered to at all times.

BIKE THEFTS

Last week, Salisbury Police said they had received a number of reports of bikes being stolen in the city centre, 

People had been using bolt-croppers to cut through locks on unattended bicycles. 

These are their top ten tips to reduce the risk of your bike being taken: 

  • Lock your bike in a busy, well lit and CCTV covered area.
  • Lock the frame and both wheels to a cycle stand or strong immovable object. Ensure your bike can't be lifted over the top of any posts
  • Make the locks and bike hard to manoeuvre.  Secure your bike as close to the stand as possible and keep the locks off the ground.
  • Register your bikes serial number for free with bikeregister.com
  • Take a photo of your bike and the serial number.
  • Use recognised security locks - D locks to the Sold Secure standard or heavy chain locks with closed shackle sold secure padlocks
  • Use two different locks - theft is less likely as thieves need different tools to break each one.
  • Try not to leave your bike in the same place every day
  • Include your bike in your home contents insurance for thefts outside the home.
  • If you suspect someone is trying to sell you a stolen bike, contact the Police on 101.

They are asking us to 'mark it, lock it, keep it'. 

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