Officers from the SNT were in the car park of Eye library between 11am - 1pm on Friday 14 March offering free cycle marking and cycle safety and security advice to residents.
All types of bikes new and old were welcome and eighteen residents took up the offer to have their bikes marked while others stopped and spoke with officers.
The aim of the event was to increase awareness of cycle security and to deter criminals from stealing bicycles in the town. A marked bike makes it harder to sell on and it also helps the police to identify it if stolen and then later recovered.
If residents were unable to attend the marking event they can follow these simple steps to help protect their property, including:
- Use a lock, preferably a ‘D-bar’ with ‘Sold
Secure’ status, to secure the bike stand, wheel rim and frame
together, making it more difficult for a thief to steal.
- Never leave your cycle unlocked in a public
place – leaving it unattended even for a minute can result in it
- Try to leave your bike in an open and
well-lit area and secured to a robust fixing – dark alleys, drain
pipes and posts are all best avoided.
- Enter your bike’s serial number on the
national property register http://www.immobilise.com/