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Tips on keeping your bike safe.

Good Afternoon,

I have provided a few tips below to keep your bicycle safe if you own one.


Register your bike for free with www.bikeregister.com, the UK’s only police-approved cycle database. This will help police to find it if it gets stolen.

Take a photo of your bike and keep it with the insurance details. Make a note of the make, model and serial number.

When parking away from home make sure your bike is locked to a heavy-duty piece of street furniture and where possible with the lock or chain off the floor.

Make sure the lock you use is independently tested (e.g. Sold Secure approved), the correct size and difficult for thieves to access to break it.

At home, lock bicycles in a secure garage or shed if you have one, using a good quality U-lock or chain and padlock to a ground anchor. Consider using two different types of security devices, as often tools to attack one type of device aren’t so applicable to others.

Mark your bicycle frame with your postcode in two separate locations if possible, one of which should be hidden.

Have a good weekend


PCSO Linda Baker

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Linda Baker
(Police, PCSO, Tonbridge and Malling Community Safety Unit)

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