Category Archives: Bike theft

Notes of bike theft meeting

Notes of our meeting with Police Community Support Officers to discuss bike theft are available.  Do keep an eye open for details of free bike-coding events; there are Facebook pages for Lancaster Area Police and Morecambe Area Police, and we will … Continue reading

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Meeting about bike theft

John and Patricia met two Police Community Support Officers yesterday to discuss bike theft.  The focus was on coding bikes so that they are identifiable if stolen and later retrieved.  The days of scratching a number under your bottom bracket … Continue reading

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Always lock your wheel AND your frame . . .

Spotted in Manchester today:

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Lock your bicycle

Blue bikes with a reminder to “lock it or lose it” have appeared in town – perhaps as a result of the recent report of Lancaster being a hotspot for bike theft.  Not a bad idea – except that it’s … Continue reading

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Bike thefts in Lancaster are the highest in West Lancashire

A report in today’s Lancaster Guardian states that Lancaster had the highest number of reported bike thefts in West Lancashire in 2015. There’s no real analysis of the figures.  Is it that we in Lancaster are more diligent about reporting thefts?  Less … Continue reading

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Bike theft arrests

The Lancaster Guardian carries a story this week about the arrest of an alleged ring of bike thieves.  This is part of a European-wide police investigation into high-quality bike thefts. The problem of bike theft crops up regularly at Dynamo … Continue reading

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