Everything You Need To Know About Bike Security

Dominic Sanders 26 Jun 2018 Streetwise tips to help protect your ride from light-fingered opportunists They’re out there and they want your dream machine. Understand your enemy, however, and you’ll stand an even chance of holding onto your bike. Here’s everything you need to know… How likely is it that my bike will get stolen? Crime statistics show that 376,000 bicycles are stolen every year in the UK, or one every 90 seconds. According to BikeRegister.com , the National Cycle Database which marks and registers bikes to protect them against theft, urban areas see the highest incidents of bike theft. The top 10 metropolitan areas are – in order of recorded cases – London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Cambridge, Cardiff, Bournemouth and Reading. The reasons for this are obviously population density and the intensity of the bike culture in those places. But there would seem to be another factor ...

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