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Register and secure your bicycle for free

Register and secure your bicycle for free

Tue, June 20, 2017

The PCSP and PSNI have partnered up to offer cyclists in the Causeway Coast and Glens area the opportunity to have their bike security tagged for free.

The initiative has helped secure bikes in Limavady, Ballycastle and Ballymoney.

Residents in Coleraine will have the chance to protect their bikes this Saturday 24th June from 11am- 2pm in Coleraine Crescent Playing Fields.

Welcoming the opportunity, Chair of the Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP, Tony McCaul said: “I would encourage as many people as possible to avail of this scheme. Coming into the spring and summer months, people will be using their bikes more often and this is a great way to secure the return of your bike if it is ever stolen.

The PSNI crime prevention officer Judith Lavery explained: “We would encourage all bike owners throughout the Borough to have their bicycle registered free of charge. Bikes are an expensive and precious commodity and whilst we are working to reduce the number of thefts, having your bike registered and security tagged increases the chances of the bike being returned if stolen.”

As well as having bicycles security marked, police are encouraging owners to help protect their property by following this advice:

• Do not leave bicycles in isolated places

• Always lock a bicycle when leaving it, even if it’s only for a few minutes

• Secure bikes to proper cycle stands or robust furniture

• Lock bicycles through the frame

• Remove smaller parts and accessories that can’t be secured

• When not in use, lock your bike in a garage or shed, so it is not visible.

If you would like information on crime prevention for your property, telephone your local crime prevention officer on 101, visit the PSNI Facebook page or log onto www.psni.police.uk.

The PCSP Chair, Tony Mc Caul is pictured with PSNI Crime Prevention Offcier Judith Lavery and keen cyclist Andrew Gurney as they welcome security tagging for bikes in the Causeway Coast and Glens area.