Bike theft is a terrible thing that many cyclists will unfortunately encounter. A staggering number of reports indicate that roughly 300,000 bikes are stolen per year in the UK.
For peace of mind, the best thing for you to do is to wise up and remind yourself of the everyday things that you can do which will help to prevent your bike from being stolen…
Don’t use just ‘any’ lock
Bicycle locks come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colours and security. Be sure to check out the Gold Sold Secure rating before you buy. Look to spend some money by investing in the most robust, tough, lean, mean looking lock that will deter thieves, no matter how hard they try. Our Guide to Buying the Right Bicycle Lock will help you out.
Lock both wheels and the frame
The logic behind this tip is pretty simple. By weaving a lock in and out of the frame and wheels, you’ll give opportunistic thieves a much harder time to steal your bike. You can achieve this by using one long lock, or multiple locks. Your choice.