Keep your bike safe

Simple measures can help deter thieves stealing bicycles around the borough.
The council’s sustainable transport team, Better by, recommend spending around one-tenth of the cost, or more, of the bicycle on a good quality lock. It also recommends that owners get their bike security marked as it acts as a deterrent to thieves because the bike becomes more difficult to pass on in the unfortunate event of it being stolen.
Security marking also means that if found and secured by Thames Valley Police there is evidence of a registered keeper and the bike can be returned to the rightful owner.
Look out for free bike marking sessions provided by the Better by team where the bike is registered on a national database and a tamper proof sticker is added to the frame, at


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