September 27th, 2014
10.00am to 2.00pm
Park Bikeworks, Full Street, Derby

Members of the public have the chance to have their bikes securely marked for free on 27th September 2014 between 10am and 2pm at Park Bikeworks on Full Street. The City and Neighbourhood Partnerships have purchased a number of bike marking kits which will be available on a first come first served basis. The kit works by marking the bike with a unique code, which is linked to the owner’s details on a secure database. If their bike is stolen and subsequently found, police can use this code to ensure the bike is returned.

Police from Derby City Centre’s Safer Neighbourhood Team will be carrying out the bike marking at Park Bike Works and registering them on line for free in partnership with Derby City Council.

Craig Keen, Community Safety Manager said “Cycling has increased in popularity in recent years; unfortunately bikes have also become increasingly popular for opportunist thieves. I’d encourage cyclists to take reasonable precautions to secure their bike when around the city. Generally the rule of thumb is 10% of the value of the bike should be spent on quality locks which are available from numerous outlets. This registration scheme is extremely effective in tracing stolen bikes but we prefer them not to be stolen in the first place”.