By using the BikeRegister website you agree to our use of cookies as described in our cookie policy.

New Scheme Launches In Northern Ireland

20 Jan 2017
New Scheme Launches In Northern Ireland
Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is offering cyclists the chance to have their bikes marked and registered on BikeRegister.

PSNI Sergeant Pete Cunningham said: “The security marking and registration is a good visible deterrent to bike thieves. They know if they are caught in possession of a registered bike, the rightful owner can be traced and they will be arrested.”

According to the PSNI, bicycle theft is ‘almost like the new car
theft’ with 3 bikes being reported stolen everyday.

During the financial year 2014-15 there were 966 bicycles
reported stolen with an estimated value of almost £1.4m.

Despite its prevalence, it is estimated that just one in six bike
thefts are reported to the police.

The problem is on the rise across Northern Ireland and
particularly in south Belfast which, for the past 10 years
has consistently seen the highest levels.

Sgt Cunningham said that: “People are leaving their bikes unattended, which provides a unique opportunity for others
to take them. We need to secure bikes when we are out and about. Even if it is just for a short period of time, they need
to be secured and left in a well-lit area.”

For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.

Mobile: +44(0)7905 623819
Twitter: @bikeregister

Our location

1 Locks Court
429 Crofton Road
Kent BR6 8NL

Get in touch

[email protected]

0800 587 4739

Join us on

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Flickr