Cycle Crime

Cycle Crime

Next Cycle Safe Event

On Saturday 27th May representatives from Gosport Community Safety Partnership will be attending Gosport Marine Festival offering free cycle coding* to residents (*whilst stocks last).  Please note there will be no locks available to purchase at this event.


Cycle Safe Review

Gosport Community Safety Partnership, including the Community Safety Team and Police have attended a number of events over previous months.   Details of the number of bicycles coded and locks sold at these events are below:

Event
Cycles coded
Locks sold
Safer Gosport Community Day – March 2016
18
11
St Vincent College – June 2016
4
0
Cycle Week, Ferry Gardens – June 2016
30
5
Gosport’s Golden Mile – June 2016
0
0
Leesland Summer Fayre – July 2016
16
1
Brune Park Summer Fest – July 2016
8
0
Grand Prix of the Sea – July 2016
9
0
Bridgemary Carnival – July 2016
12
3
GAFIRS Blue Light Day – July 2016
37
5
Gosport Fire Station Open Day – July 2016
14
2
Summer Passport, BMX Track – August 2016
15
0
Cycle Event, HMS Sultan – October 2016
20
20
Targeted Event, Ferry Gardens – October 2016
67
22
Targeted Event, Halfords – December 2016
36
0
Gosport Leisure Centre – January 2017 107 23
Safer Gosport Community Day – March 2017 51 20
Total
444
112

 

A guide to keeping your bicycle safe

  • Don’t leave your bicycle unlocked – even for a minute!
  • If you have a garage or shed, secure your bicycle in it using a lock and then lock the garage/shed.
  • Lock the frame to something solid and use a sold secure lock. Visit www.soldsecure.com
  • Security code your bicycle. Visit www.immobilise.com
  • Note your bicycle make, model and frame number somewhere safe.

It is recommended that cyclists use two locks of different types, and lock the frame and both wheels to the stand.  This will defend the secured bicycle against multiple theft techniques.  Please see the diagram below.

Please see the following link to a video showing you how to lock your bike correctly and keep your bike safe from thieves: www.youtube.com/watch