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Top 10 Bike Recoveries

19 Mar 2021

With one bike being recovered as quickly as 20 minutes after the theft, to another turning up 10 years later, these Top 10 recoveries from BikeRegister prove the system works; returning stolen bikes to grateful owners and helping to reduce and deter bike crime.

Investing in Safer Streets

8 Mar 2021

The Safer Streets Fund forms part of the UK government’s concerted action to tackle crime.

Bike Returned After Mugging

3 Mar 2021

Nick Sharman, a local councillor for Tower Hamlets, was really pleased to get his 13-year-old son’s bike back after it was taken from him by force in July 2020.

What More Can Retailers Do To Protect Stock?

2 Mar 2021

In these difficult trading times, bike shops need to take advantage of new technology to protect their stores and staff.

The Rise Of The E-Scooter

25 Feb 2021

We have had queries about registering e-scooters on our BikeRegister database, and our advice would be to mark and register them as soon as possible after purchase at www.bikeregister.com in the same way that you would a bike.

City of London Police Recover Doctors’ Bikes

8 Feb 2021

With more and more people opting to cycle into the City for work during the coronavirus pandemic, City of London Police has seen an unprecedented rise in bicycle thefts.

Q&A with David George, CEO of Bikmo

2 Feb 2021

As BikeRegister and specialist cycle insurer Bikmo join forces in a new partnership, we ask David George, CEO of Bikmo a few questions...

New Partnership With Bikmo Cycle Insurance

1 Feb 2021

BikeRegister and Bikmo, specialist cycle insurer, have announced their new partnership.

Bedford Council Donates 100 Marked Bikes To NHS Workers

27 Jan 2021

Over 100 free bikes that have been marked and registered on BikeRegister have been given to NHS key workers in Bedford.

BikeRegister Rides to 1 Million Registrations

20 Jan 2021

BikeRegister, the National Cycle Database, is delighted to announce its millionth registration to bikeregister.com, as bike owners across the UK race to join the movement to reduce cycle crime.

Winter Cycling: How to Protect your Bike from Theft

12 Jan 2021

Cycling during the wet and windy winter months can be a challenge - but that doesn’t mean your bike needs to go back in the shed just yet.

OSPA Nominee: Outstanding Security Partnership

1 Jan 2021

We are delighted to have been named finalists in the Outstanding Security Partnership category at this year’s OSPAs for not one, but TWO successful crime reduction campaigns.

New Ways to Offer Bike Marking

21 Oct 2020

Police forces got creative during the pandemic and found new ways to offer bike marking sessions that kept the public, and their bikes, safe.

BikeRegister is G-Cloud 12 Approved

28 Sep 2020

BikeRegister has now been approved to go on G-Cloud 12 Digital Marketplace, a government framework.

Selectamark MD Named as Global Influencer In Commercial Security

22 Sep 2020

We are delighted to announce that James Brown, Managing Director of Selectamark Security Systems plc, has been revealed as a Global Influencer in Commercial Security.

Bike Shop Checks Ownership & Finds Stolen Bike

24 Aug 2020

A London bike shop employee took care to check the frame number of a moss green Tokyobike bought in for service by a customer, only to find it was registered as stolen...

Oxford Student’s Bike Recovered 50 Miles Away

24 Aug 2020

University student Abbas Husain got his pride and joy back after it was stolen from outside his halls of residence in Oxford on March 7th.

Generous Cyclist Donates Recovered Bike

10 Aug 2020

Long distance cyclist Frances Grier had long given up on finding her silver Canondale bike which was stolen several years ago, so she was highly surprised to be contacted by our Support Desk when someone tried to register her bike as theirs on BikeRegister.

Cycle To Work Day

7 Aug 2020

Due to the pandemic, Cycle to Work Day was a little different this year.

High Sheriff Rides into Town

31 Jul 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the Greater Manchester High Sheriff Police Trust has given funding to provide local police with BikeRegister bike marking kits, which enables bikes to be easily identified if recovered after being stolen.

Bike Theft Spikes As Lockdown Eases

20 Jul 2020

Bike theft is back with a vengeance following a drop during the early months of the COVID-19 lockdown.

NHS Workers’ Bikes Marked After Being Targeted by Thieves

29 Jun 2020

Dozens of NHS workers were offered free bike marking during lockdown – after they were targeted by thieves.

Love Your Bike

23 Jun 2020

As more people have taken up cycling since lockdown, West Midlands Railway have teamed up with Transport for West Midlands and Cycling UK to fund a series of “Love Your Bike” cycle safety sessions located at some of their busiest stations.

Reward Offered for Birdy Leads To Recovery

11 Jun 2020

Keen cyclist Mark Smith advertised a £500 reward for his stolen bike on Facebook Marketplace and was delighted to receive tip-offs from the online cycling community as to where his bike had been spotted.

Celebrating Our 5th Anniversary with Cyclescheme

11 May 2020

BikeRegister is delighted to celebrate its 5th anniversary as a partner of Cyclescheme, the leading provider of tax-free bikes for work.

City BID Officers Join BikeRegister

20 Apr 2020

BID Officers in Birmingham City Centre have recently been issued high performance mountain bikes to navigate the city streets more quickly and efficiently.

BikeRegister App Opens To The Public

31 Mar 2020

The BikeRegister mobile app is now available for members of the public and retailers to download on android devices through the Google Play Store.

Register Your Property For FREE!

11 Mar 2020

Did you know we also have a database to register all other types of valuable possessions? Secure Asset Register (SAR) has just been launched to the public and now offers free registration.

Have Bike Will Travel

3 Mar 2020

Anna Johnson from bike servicing company HaveBike had her beloved Bianchi bike stolen from Victoria Street in London.

Most Proactive Police Force

25 Feb 2020

Avon and Somerset Police first started their bike marking security scheme in 2019 and have significantly grown its operation force-wide.

Bike Marking Results In Stolen Bikes Being Recovered

20 Feb 2020

Avon and Somerset Police have recently returned two stolen bicycles to their original owners as a result of each bike having been marked and registered online.

Airport Funds BikeRegister Event Gear

19 Feb 2020

The MPS Heathrow Aviation Policing team, who are dedicated to keeping Heathrow Airport safe, have been using BikeRegister to reduce and deter bike theft since 2016.

MP’s Backing For BikeRegister

14 Jan 2020

Health Minister and Mid Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries met with Bedfordshire Police recently to hear about all the neighbourhood policing initiatives taking place across the county to reduce crime.

New Year, New Bike: Make Sure It’s Marked And Registered

10 Jan 2020

In a concerted drive to protect bikes from theft that were bought or received over the Christmas period, police were out in force in the New Year armed with bike marking kits.

Cycle Crime Is Everyone’s Responsibility

8 Nov 2019

A new Cycle Safety & Security Plan has been devised following growing frustration by cyclists across the UK that the police are not listening to their concerns when they become a victim of cycle crime.

Support For Special Olympian

19 Sep 2019

BikeRegister has supported Special Olympian Daniel Weston by making his new bikes more secure.

VIDEO: Cycle Crime Conference 2019

5 Aug 2019

Take a look at this excellent roundup video from our recent Cycle Crime Conference in association with British Transport Police. Lots of fantastic ideas exchanged with delegates to help fight bike crime.

National Cycle Crime Conference 2019

2 Jul 2019

The fifth annual Cycle Crime Conference, hosted by BikeRegister, the national cycle database, in association with British Transport Police (BTP), took place in Birmingham on Tuesday, 25th June.

Oxford University Adopts BikeRegister

21 May 2019

As part of a review into safety and security at Oxford University it has been decided to change the way bike security is managed across the estate.

Gumtree Offers Top Tips For Buying A Bike

26 Apr 2019

Gumtree has teamed up with British Transport Police and BikeRegister to offer its users hints and tips on choosing the right bike and helping to keep it secure when they find one.

Partnership Working Helps Gather Local Intelligence

16 Apr 2019

British Transport Police and Thames Valley Police were a great example of partnership working when they joined together for a bike marking event at Ascot station recently

New App Downloaded To Thousands Of Police Mobiles

9 Apr 2019

Following its recent launch, the new BikeRegister mobile app has been welcomed by police and crime prevention officers across the UK and has been hailed as a quick and effective tool to help fight bike crime.

Best Practice For Recovering Stolen Bikes

5 Apr 2019

An officer from the MPS Roads and Transport Policing Command has helped recover around 400 bikes by using BikeRegister over the last few years.

Belfast Bike Theft Down 20%

2 Apr 2019

Following a concerted drive over the last six months to reduce bike theft in Belfast, PSNI are delighted to announce their efforts have paid off.

Better Bike Security On Campus

13 Mar 2019

As the class of 2018/19 are now well settled into university life, dedicated police teams and security officers have been keen to make sure the students and their possessions are protected on and off campus.

Recovered 10 Years On

26 Feb 2019

Proving that BikeRegister stands the test of time. This owner got his black Cannondale bike back after it was stolen from Kensington High Street around 10 years ago.

Bespoke Crime Prevention Events

11 Feb 2019

The Community Policing Business Engagement Team at City of London Police are always on the look out for opportunities to increase engagement with local businesses and organisations in the City. 

93% Reduction In Kidderminster Bike Crime

24 Jan 2019

West Merica Police have achieved an impressive 93% reduction in bike crime in just three months in Kidderminster,

Lichfield BID Takes Action Against Bike Thieves

14 Dec 2018

With bike theft on the increase throughout the West Midlands, Lichfield BID (Business Improvement District) is taking action and partnering with BikeRegister, the national cycle database, to host a series of bike marking events to increase public awareness and as a deterrent to bike thieves.

Becoming Part Of The Build Process

16 Nov 2018

In an innovative move that makes bike marking part of the build process of a new bike, BikeRegister has teamed up with Ribble Cycles, one of the UK’s largest online bike dealers.

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