Armstrong’s Bike Stolen – Prevent Bike Theft
Along with bad weather, potholes and saftey issues bike crime has to be one of the greatest deterents for the growth of cycling here in the UK. There is nothing more disheartening than leaving work ready to cycle home only to find that a dirty purse snatcher has chopped your lock and nicked your wheels.
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- Don't buy stolen bikes.
- Make sure your bike is locked up.
- If you see someone steeling a bike dont do nothing. Tell a policeperson/man/woman.
- Always lock to a fixed, immovable object like a parking meter or permanent bike rack
- Lock in a visible and well-lit area.
- Don’t lock in the same location all the time. A thief may notice the pattern and target your bike.
- Always check your lock before leaving your bike to be sure you have secured it properly.
- Pimp your ride. A distictive bike will stand out like a sore thumb resold online.