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Thursday, 4 June 2020

Bicycle Security

Recently there has been an increased reporting of the thefts of bicycles across the city and, in particular in the Cults and Garthdee areas. With the coronovirus restrictions in place regarding travel a number of people have taken to getting back on their bike or buying a new one.

Whether you have just purchased your first bike or are a seasoned cyclist it is worth investing in a good quality cycle specific lock to secure your bike. Thieves will routinely carry bolt croppers or even battery powered angle grinders and will easily cut through light weight, poor quality locks. Police advice that , as a rough guide, you should consider spending around 10% of the value of your bike on a lock. 

 Always buy the best quality lock you can afford and look out for those that have been endorsed as ‘Sold Secure’ or ‘Secured by Design.’

It's not enough to simply lock your bicycle whenever it is left unattended for a longer period. Modern bikes are light and can be carried away quickly. Whether a bicycle stand, lamp post or metal fence: a bike must be locked to something and whatever you choose, it must be at least as secure as the lock itself. Ideally, use two different types of lock - a thief will need more tools to steal it.

The best place for your bike at night is a locked room, e.g. a cellar or garage, and it should always be secured with a bicycle lock; ideally combined with a ground anchor. If bicycles cannot be locked to something, for example in the hall or garage, simply lock several bikes together. 

Other advice includes photographing your bike and recording all of your bike’s details and distinguishing features and keep in a safe place. The serial number can usually be found on the bottom bracket. Consider using a bike registration scheme to mark your bicycle. Not only is this a deterrent to thieves but should you be unlucky enough to have your bicycle stolen it increases the chances of getting your bicycle back.

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