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Trio in Sunderland court over bike theft

A crackdown on bike theft in the north-east of England has resulted in three men appearing in a Sunderland court this week. A 27-year-old man and 16-year-old boy were arrested and charged after officers fitted bikes with tracker devices and placed them in locations where thefts have been high of late. Sunderland west neighbourhood Sergeant Ashley Hopper told the Sunderland … More

Bike parking included in Peterborough regeneration

Cyclists in the Peterborough area will be rejoicing after an update to the city centre's regeneration plan included bike parking provisions for local people. Peterborough City Council announced yesterday (January 9th) that it has revised its plans to revamp the Long Causeway in response to the views that were aired by cyclists. The initial proposals did not include any bike … More

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Appeal launched after £1,000 bike theft

Police have launched an appeal for information following the theft of a bike worth hundreds of pounds from a train station in Yorkshire. The £1,000 cycle was left locked up in the bike shed at Sheffield station by its 23-year-old owner, reports the Star. PC Matthew Peters explained that bikes are currently a popular target for thieves, but he recommended … More

Cyclists encouraged to get bikes marked

Police in the south-west of England have encouraged cyclists to take advantage of a free bike marking session that is taking place in the region soon. Cyclists were reminded that having their bikes securely marked makes it easier for police to reunite them with their models in the event of them being stolen. A free bike marking session will therefore … More

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Cycle safety campaign extended by MPS

A cycle safety campaign in London has been extended by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). Operation Safeway has been running in the city since November 25th and was launched in response to a number of cyclist deaths in the capital. It had originally been intended to come to an end on January 3rd, but the MPS has announced the scheme … More

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Bikes stolen from autism charity

An appeal for information has been launched after a charity in Lincolnshire was targeted by thieves. Three bikes were stolen from Autism Care UK in Scopwick on Friday night (January 3rd), leading to a Facebook campaign being launched. Care worker Dominic Clark posted on the social networking site: "To break into a persons house and take their property is one … More

Family appeal after bike theft

The importance of cycle security has been highlighted by the theft of a child's bike from outside his school in East Anglia. Liam Dennis, saved up his pocket money to afford the white Blank Cell BMX with gold accessories, which was stolen from outside his school on December 10th. Mum Julie explained that Liam had been sent home from Cedarwood … More

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Bike security issues raised in Lancashire

Police in Lancashire are stepping up their efforts to cut cycle crime during January. Bike Security Month will be taking place in areas including Morecambe and Lancaster, with cyclists able to attend free bike marking sessions. Lancashire County Council's Sustainable Travel Department is working closely with the local police force on the initiative. Sergeant James Neale of Lancaster Police explained … More

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