Cyclists protected from theft at bike registration events
PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 February 2018
More than 100 cyclists have had their bikes registered to a national police database to avoid theft.
North Somerset Council’s sustainable travel team held roadshows at Nailsea and Backwell Railway Station, as well as Weston and Worle, where 134 bikes were registered with BikeRegister, a police-approved bicycle marking scheme.
The team applied permanent etches and deterrent stickers to bikes and took details of owners to try and protect them from theft.
In total more than £33,500 worth of bikes were registered.
The sustainable travel team, which is working in partnership with both Avon and Somerset police and the British Transport Police, also gave advice on the safest ways to lock bikes and spoke to visitors about different cycle routes in the area.