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BikeRegister Reaches 750,000 Registration Milestone

1 May 2018

BikeRegister, the UK’s national cycle database, has just reached the significant milestone of more than 750,000 bikes registered to bikeregister.com

Stolen Bikes Recovered & Magpie Swoops Again

26 Mar 2018

A house in Coventry was recently visited by CID officers from West Midlands Police following a tip-off and 11 stolen bikes were found.  

Police Endorse Bike Marking As Cycle Crime Rises 18%

13 Mar 2018

Police statistics linked to the latest Crime Survey for England and Wales (Sept 2017) reveal that bike thefts are on the rise again.

Schools Should Reach For The STARS

2 Mar 2018

STARS is Transport for London's accreditation scheme for London schools and nurseries and aims to inspire young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by walking, scooting and cycling.

Partners In Tackling Cycle Crime

1 Mar 2018

Partners In Tackling Cycle Crime BikeRegister’s partnership with Cyclescheme has resulted in an incredible 175,000 bike registrations to date and is helping to change the face of bike recovery.

Pedal Power: Bike Recovered To Teenager

22 Feb 2018

A delighted teenager is able to ride his stolen bike again after it was recovered by British Transport Police through BikeRegister.

Eagle-Eyed Retailer Spots Stolen Bike

15 Feb 2018

There was some great detective work from Adam at the Cycles UK store in Greenwich who identified a stolen Specialized bike using BikeRegister.

Chance Recovery In Wandsworth

14 Feb 2018

A woman from Wandsworth has had her stolen bike recovered to her by Met Police after she spotted it, by chance, whilst out riding on another bike.

BikeRegister Assists Police Op To Break Cycle Crime Ring

9 Feb 2018

BikeRegister has helped police identify some of the bikes that were stolen as part of a cycle theft ring organised by the former owner of a cycle shop in York.

Lock Down On School Bike Thefts

30 Jan 2018

Police in Norfolk have launched a project to prevent secondary school children becoming victims of bicycle theft.

BTP Records Milestone Marking

10 Jan 2018

British Transport Police has reported that the Cycle Crime Team marked and registered their 1,000th bike to BikeRegister in just 10 months (Jan-Oct 2017) as part of their work to tackle bike crime at Woking Rail Station.

All Safe & Secure At London Victoria

9 Jan 2018

As part of their highly successful Safe and Secure Programme, Victoria BID has partnered with British Transport Police to offer a Cycle Safety Surgery, including free maintenance checks, at Victoria Mainline Station.

Professor Gets Bike Marked On Way To Receive Knighthood

12 Dec 2017

A very worthy cyclist had his bike marked recently by the Metropolitan Police's Cycle Safety Team as he was en route to Buckingham Palace to receive a knighthood for his work on Alzheimer's disease.

A Smarter Way To Deter Bike Theft

21 Nov 2017

Go Smarter is helping Northumbria Police prevent bike theft by providing hundreds of bike locks and BikeRegister bike marking kits to local businesses, employees and schools.

Registered In Surrey, Recovered In Baltimore

5 Nov 2017

Our BikeRegister Support Team recently received an email from a cycle shop in Baltimore, United States, asking for help to trace the owner of a bike that had been found locally.

Bike Theft Set To Crumble

26 Oct 2017

Following a spate of bike thefts at a business improvement district (BID) in Bermondsey, south-east London, a new scheme is being launched to help tackle the problem.

2017 National Cycle Crime Survey Results

14 Sep 2017

The results of the 2017 National Cycle Crime Survey are revealed following yesterday's Cycle to Work Day. The new national survey provides valuable insight into bike ownership, theft profiles and the most popular security measures used to protect them including locking, marking and registration. Commissioned by BikeRegister, the national cycle database, the survey exposes bike habits of nearly 1,400 cyclists across the UK including how much they spend on a bike, how they protect it and what their hopes are for cycling in the future.

Lifeguard Buoyed By Bike Recovery

31 Aug 2017

A stolen bike belonging to a teenage lifeguard from Woodley, Wokingham, has been recovered and returned to its rightful owner.

Magpie Team Swoops In For Recoveries

24 Aug 2017

A white Santa Cruz bike worth £1,200 has been recovered after officers from Coventry Police Magpie Team spotted a youth acting suspiciously.

Winners Of The Cycle Crime Awards 2017

10 Jul 2017

Many congratulations to the worthy winners of the Cycle Crime Awards at the 2017 Cycle Crime Conference.

Breaking The Cycle of Bike Crime

7 Jul 2017

The third annual Cycle Crime Conference, hosted by BikeRegister, the national cycle database, in association with British Transport Police (BTP), took place in Birmingham on Tuesday, 5th July.

New BikeRegister Scheme Launches In Strabane

10 May 2017

A new bike marking scheme using BikeRegister has been launched in Strabane, supported by Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and Sustrans.

Bike Found During Drugs Search Is Traced Back To Owner

10 Apr 2017

An MPS Camden Town & Primrose Hill Officer flagged BikeRegister on Twitter to let us know about a stolen mountain bike he had uncovered during a police search.

Dumped Bike Recovered & Back With Owner Next Day

7 Apr 2017

Coventry Police were involved in this super-quick recovery, which resulted in a grateful owner getting his stolen bike back.

TV Presenter Timmy Mallett's Bike Found 60 Miles Away

4 Apr 2017

TV personality Timmy Mallett’s stolen bike has been found 60 miles from where it was taken and just 10 days after it went missing thanks to an eagle-eyed youngster and BikeRegister.

Man Arrested After Stolen Bike Haul Found In Garden

3 Apr 2017

Thames Valley Police have arrested a man suspected of handling stolen goods, after an enormous haul of 164 bicycles was found in his garden.

University of Oxford Deploys BikeRegister Across Entire Estate

28 Feb 2017

A new bike marking and registration system has been introduced across the entire University of Oxford estate.

Love it, Mark it!

14 Feb 2017

We put a twist on our growing Lock it, Mark It campaign, with a Valentine’s Day campaign that was run by British Transport Police.

Award for Bike Theft Innovators

27 Jan 2017

PC Dave Williamson of Durham Constabulary along with former partnerships liaison officer Ian Martin (now retired) have been honoured for their work promoting a scheme that has slashed the number of bike thefts in County Durham and Darlington.

Ready To Cycle All Year Round

24 Jan 2017

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) recently hosted a Winter Ready drop-in session for cyclists in association with bike retailer Cyclelife - Brookes Cycles, Salford.

New Scheme Launches In Northern Ireland

20 Jan 2017

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is offering cyclists the chance to have their bikes marked and registered on BikeRegister.

Over 600,000 Registrations

12 Jan 2017

BikeRegister recently hit another milestone! More than 600,000 bikes are now registered at www.bikeregister.com

What To Do If Your Bike Is Stolen This Christmas

21 Dec 2016

Bikes are always a popular gift at Christmas time, so anyone who receives one should make sure they get theirs securely marked in case they’re unfortunate enough to have it stolen.

Recovery & Arrest Within 24 Hours For Lancashire Police

17 Oct 2016

Officers from Lancashire Police had a quick win resulting in the recovery of a stolen bike and the arrest of a bike thief just 24 hours after the bike had been marked and registered to BikeRegister.

Cyclist Reunited With Beloved Brompton Within A Month Of It Being Stolen

14 Oct 2016

A woman has been reunited with her beloved Brompton bike by City of London Police within one month of it being stolen.

Officers Put Shield Around Bike Theft

10 Oct 2016

Cheshire Constabulary is putting the brakes on bicycle theft with a week-long crackdown on opportunistic thieves.

Stolen Bike Recovered & Thief Arrested – All While The Owner Was On Holiday

28 Sep 2016

A bike was stolen and recovered and the thief arrested a full two weeks before the bike owner would have known anything about it, thanks to British Transport Police and national cycle database, BikeRegister.

One Marked Bike Leads To Recovery of 10 More

21 Sep 2016

Cyclist Danielle Thornton had her bike stolen along with 10 others from the underground car park at the building where she lives in Leeds.

#CycleSecureWeek Gears Up For Bike Crime Crackdown

8 Sep 2016

A dedicated week of action against bike theft is taking place from 12th-18th September and aims to deliver a total security message to London's cyclists - lock your bikes securely AND security mark them to deter theft.

Cash Converters Helps Met With Quick Recovery

31 Aug 2016

A bike that was taken straight to a Cash Converters in Leyton, east London, was flagged as being stolen within 20 minutes of the theft by vigilant staff at the store.

BikeRegister Network Across West Midlands

19 Aug 2016

BikeRegister is being used across the 10 police areas that make up the West Midlands Police Force.

Worthy Winners: 2016 BikeRegister Cycle Crime Awards

20 Jul 2016

A highlight of the Steering Clear of Cycle Crime conference was the 2016 BikeRegister Cycle Crime Awards Ceremony which honoured the great work being done by so many police forces using BikeRegister to fight bike crime.

Partnership Working Shifts Up A Gear At Cycle Crime Conference

19 Jul 2016

The second Steering Clear of Cycle Crime Conference, hosted by BikeRegister, the national cycle database, in association with British Transport Police (BTP), took place in Birmingham on Wednesday, 6th July.

Our 500,000th Registration

2 Jun 2016

Avid cyclist Jonathan Stather from North Yorkshire was the 500,000th person to have his bike registered to BikeRegister.

Haul Of Stolen Bikes Recovered In Tower Hamlets

31 May 2016

A total of 23 bikes have been recovered and returned to their owners in Tower Hamlets thanks to some great detective work from two Met PCSOs and an eagle-eyed ASB officer at a local estate.

BikeRegister Reaches Half A Million Bike Registrations

17 May 2016

Over 500,000 bikes are now registered on BikeRegister www.bikeregister.com, the national police approved cycle database.

Journalist Reunited With Stolen Racing Bike

16 May 2016

A Bianchi racing bike has been returned to its journalist owner after it was stolen from a secure car park at Canary Wharf in London.

Bike Returned To Owner - Even Though It Hadn’t Been Reported Stolen

19 Apr 2016

A man whose Raleigh Mountain bike was stolen from his home on a canal boat in Bath was surprised to have it returned to him, as he hadn’t even reported the crime to the police.

Prized Bike Recovered After West End Theft

6 Apr 2016

A blue Viva Bellisimo has been returned to its grateful owner after it was stolen in London’s West End.

Police Warn About Bike Rack Scam & Encourage Bike Marking To Deter Theft

31 Mar 2016

Cyclists in cities are being warned that metal bike racks might not be as secure as they look and that they should consider visibly marking and registering their bike in case it is stolen.

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