Reports have revealed that bicycles are the UK’s most stolen item. When your bike is your hobby, your meditation, or even your transport around town, there’s nothing worse than having it taken away from you.
City cyclists and commuters aren’t the only targets either, pro athletes have been victims of bike theft too, and no matter how novice or professional you are, it hurts just the same. After all, your bicycle becomes an extension of who you are.
To reduce your bike’s risk of being taken, we’ve compiled a list of the most common reasons for why bicycles are a popular target.
Leaving your bike in the garden
Bike thieves have now stepped into a whole new territory. Not even thorn covered walls and ant infested trees will stop them from entering into your family’s private hangout to get their hands on your most prized possession.
Don’t leave your bike in the open, even if it is on private property. If you’re cramped for space in the home, consider getting yourself a secure bike lock up for the garden.