There’s been an increase in bike thefts so here are some ideas to keep your bike safe

There’s been an increase in bicycle thefts over the last few months and I had my bike stolen from our side alley a while back. I’d probably still have it if I had followed these simple steps from the Metropolitan Police and bought a D-lock and locked it to something secure.  Here’s their advice:

  • Always lock your bike even if you are just leaving it for a few minutes
  • Buy a good quality D-lock or combination lock
  • Lock your bike to something secure and immovable, such as a bicycle rack or a lamppost
  • When you leave your bike unattended lock both wheels and remove detachable items such as lights
  • Consider getting your bike frame securuty marked
  • At home keep your bike out of view in a secure shed and keep the door locked
  • Try to avoid leaving your bike in isolated places – leave and lock up your bike in public view where a potential thief can be seen


One Reply to “There’s been an increase in bike thefts so here are some ideas to keep your bike safe”

  1. sorry to hear about your theft.

    We’re running a programme with Ealing council and selling locks for £20 off – so a silver standard D lock is £10, or a gold standard is £30 upwards. Other advice – use two locks, D lock and a cable!

    Drop by our workshop in Greenford or happy to do delivery in west Ealing.

    Ealing council are also doing a great scheme and selling anchor plates called Smiles for securing your bike to a fixed location.

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