Cycle Crime

Cycle Crime

 

FREE CYCLE CODING

Representatives from Gosport Police and the Community Safety Team will be offering free cycle coding to residents on Saturday 12th January 2019 from 10:00 – 11:30 hours outside Gosport Leisure Centre.  There will also be the opportunity to purchase a discounted D Lock for £20.

 

Register your bike!

If you have attended a Cycle Safe event in the past, please remember to register your bike using the security code in the pack given to you. Below is a link to a document that will assist you in registering your bike…it will only take a couple of minutes to complete.

Steps to register your bicycle

Cycle Safe Review 2018 – 2019

Gosport Community Safety Partnership, including the Community Safety Team and Police have attended a number of events over the past year, details of the number of bicycles coded and locks sold at these events are listed below:

Event
Cycles coded
Locks sold
Safer Gosport Community Day – April 2017
24
13
Brockhurst School Fayre – July 2018
11
Leesland Junior School – July 2018
32
GAFIRS Blue Light Day – July 2018
36
4
Bridgemary Carnival – July 2018
22
Summer Passport – August 2018
11
Mayor’s Cycle Challenge – September 2018
16
Gosport High Street – November 2018
4
Junior Park Run – December 2018
22
Gosport Leisure Centre
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Find that bike

Find that bike is a site that will send emails to the registered person to advise of any bike that has been put up for sale on Gumtree or Ebay which matches specifics entered by the user.

It also has a section to check for bike serial numbers and to report stolen bikes.

To find out more please visit http://www.findthatbike.co.uk/

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
  • 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