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Cycle theft

Here is a simple checklist of things you can do to help secure your bike:

• Always lock your bike if leaving it unattended

• Choose a place to lock your bike where there are lots of people and a high level of natural surveillance

• Invest in a good quality lock. D-shaped are usually the best

• Register your bike through an approved scheme

• Add your bike to your home contents insurance

• Lock both the wheel and frame to make your bike more secure

• Make sure that any quick release and detachable items such as wheels, saddles and lights are either secured or removed and taken with you

• If your bike is stolen report it immediately. Call or visit your local Police Station or call 101

• If you suspect someone in your area is trading stolen bikes call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or contact your local Trading Standards Office

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