Downloads and sites to assist in bike security
1305 Web tools to register & find stolen bikes Several sites now offer this. As far as we can see the two largest are…
1209 Bike Security Marking Periodically the police run bike security-marking sessions, using BikeRegister.com [below]. These sessions are now always to be listed at www.lbp.police.uk/crime_prevention/cycle_marking_events.aspx. They will also be announced on police twitter and we’ll try to include any major initiatives in our Events column [left side of this page]. Otherwise, contact Lothian and Borders police at 0131.311.3131.
1204 BikeRegister.com Lothian & Borders police recommend registering your bike with BikeRegister.com. Over 1000 Edinburgh bikes are registered, it is used by Transport for London and the Met police and it has 200,000 registrations UK-wide. Bike registration is free - additional security levels/products can be bought on the site. L&B police have provided instructions for registering your bike free on the site [pdf 80k]. [We found it easier to start by clicking the 'shop' tab, which takes you direct to the end of step 2 of the instructions]. When registering, check your bike against this police list of bike components [pdf 712k] – but frame number is the single most important item.
1110 Edinburgh Council bike security advice – includes various downloads [Home Office advice; list of certified bike locks, etc]
0812 L&B Police Bicycle Home Security Leaflet [doc 2528K] – advice on securing your bike at home and elsewhere. This leaflet dates from 2008 and has been superceded by the 1204 entry above.